MR. CHRISTIAN JOSZ
Christian Josz, a national of Belgium, assumed duties as Director for the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre on August 28, 2020. Christian has over 22 years of experience at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he was a mission chief in the African Department and the Middle East and Central Asia Department for the last 11 years before he joined CARTAC. Christian’s experience at the IMF includes leading teams to negotiate and implement programs of economic and financial reforms, conduct surveillance, and implement capacity development programs. He also worked for 12 years at the Belgian central bank, the Belgian Ministry of the Economy and a large multinational corporation before joining the IMF. Christian holds degrees of Commercial Engineer from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He is fluent in French, English and Dutch. He is married, proud father of three children, and proud grandfather of one granddaughter.
MS. CONSUELO SOTO-CROVETTO
Position: External Sector Statistics Adviser
Consuelo Soto-Crovetto, a national of Peru, assumed duties as CARTAC’s external sector statistics advisor in February 2021. Consuelo has more than twenty years of relevant experience leading the Balance of Payments Statistics Department at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. For three years (2012-2015) she was appointed as the External Sector Statistics Resident Expert at the Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic Regional Technical Assistance Center (CAPTAC-DR) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She was member of the International Monetary Fund Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics from 2016 to 2019 and currently member of the Current Account Task Team established by the Committee to contribute to revising the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6).
MR. ROBIN YOULL
Position: Real Sector Statistics Adviser
Robin Youll is the Real Sector Statistics Adviser at CARTAC, with 35 years of management and technical experience in statistics. Since 2000, Robin was a Deputy Director at the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), where he gained extensive experience as a leader, manager, IT developer, and as a statistical expert specialising in national accounts. Since 2010 he was ONS’s Director of National Accounts Strategy, having previously been Head of National Accounts coordination. Robin also established ONS’s technical assistance programme, which provides support to developing countries. During the 1990s, he lived and worked in Africa as part of the UK government’s technical assistance programme. In total Robin has provided statistical services to more than 50 countries around the world. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Statistical Society.
MR. D. COLIN OWEN
Position: Public Finance Management Adviser
Colin joined us in September 2020 and brings over 25 years of public sector experience working in the United Kingdom and across two Overseas Territories. Colin worked in external audit for the first 18 years of his career, working for the Audit Commission and PKF as an Audit Manager; and then as Auditor General for St Helena. For the past 8 years he is has worked as a Financial Secretary, firstly on St Helena and for the past four years on Montserrat and is well known across the region. He delivered extensive PFM reform programmes during those years managing a wide portfolio of technical experts across Government.
Colin holds a BA in Business Studies from Birmingham City University and is qualified accountant with CIPFA and ACCA, being a Fellow of both.
MR. MARTIN BOWEN
Position: Public Finance Management Adviser
Martin is an Australian national and commenced with CARTAC as a PFM Adviser in December 2020. Prior to joining CARTAC, Martin spent five years as a senior public sector specialist at the PEFA Secretariat in Washington DC. Martin has extensive experience in public financial management, working in more than 30 countries with various international organizations, including the IMF, World Bank, EU, USAID and DFID. Martin was previously a senior executive with the Australian Department of Finance where he worked for 15 years. Martin holds a BA (Hons.) in economics from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and a master’s degree in international and community development from Deakin University, Australia.
MS. PAULINE PETERS
Position: Tax Administration Adviser
Pauline Peters, a national of Grenada, joined FAD R2 on November 2, 2020 as a Tax Administration Adviser, based at CARTAC in Barbados. Prior to joining the Fund, she served for over 20 years within the Ministry of Finance, Grenada where she held the positions of Deputy Permanent Secretary, VAT Co-ordinator and Comptroller of Inland Revenue. She has worked in The Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla, providing technical assistance on the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT).
Pauline, a graduate of the University of the West Indies (B.Sc. Economics and Management) also holds an M.A. in Public Sector Management which she attained from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra in the Dominican Republic.
MR. FRODE LINDSETH
Position: Tax Administration Adviser
Frode Lindseth, a Norwegian national, joined CARTAC in February 2021 as a Tax Administration Adviser. Before joining CARTAC, Frode was a Senior Tax Advisor in the Norwegian Tax Administration’s Capacity Building Unit organizing and delivering technical assistance to support domestic revenue mobilization in developing countries.
Frode joined the Norwegian Tax Administration back in 2001 and from 2014 to 2016 he worked as a Technical Assistance Advisor in the IMF developing the Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) and has since then delivered technical assistance, including diagnostics of systems of tax administrations as a short-term expert for the Fund and the World Bank.
Frode holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor in Public Administration.
MR. STEPHEN MENDES
Position: Customs Administration Adviser
Stephen Mendes was a customs officer in the UK before working on customs reform and modernization programs. He has been a long-term adviser in Latvia, Mozambique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Ukraine. Prior to joining CARTAC he was customs adviser at AFRITAC South. His previous role was as Director of the Customs Department in Mauritius. He has an MSc in Development Management and a Master in International Revenue Administration.
MR. RALPH C. LEWARS
Position: Financial Sector Supervision Adviser
Ralph joined CARTAC in April 2017 after over 16 years at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) Canada. Before joining the OSFI, Ralph was a Director at the Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation responsible for Research and Risk Assessment, and an Assistant Director at the Bank of Jamaica (Central Bank). Between 2010 and 2012, Ralph worked as an Advisor to the Superintendent of Banks in the Dominican Republic. He has BSc. and MSc degrees in Economics from the University of the West Indies, and an MBA in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK.
MS. MARIANNA ENDRESZ
Position: Financial Stability Adviser
Marianna joined CARTAC in October 2020 as a Financial Stability advisor. During the last 20 years she worked at various departments of the Hungarian central bank, gathering experiences in Financial Stability analysis, quantitative research on macro-financial modelling and policy analysis. At the Financial Stability Division she led the group, which was responsible for developing the framework of Stress Testing and enhancing the analytical toolkit. She participated in almost a dozen IMF missions as a short term expert, helping African and Asian countries build capacity in stress testing and financial stability analysis. Before her central bank carrier she worked at a commercial bank and acted as a university teacher at the Budapest University of Economics.
Marianna has an MSc in Economics from the Budapest University of Economics and an MSc in International Banking and Finance from the University of Southampton, where she also gained an MPhil in Financial Risk Management. She is the proud mother of two daughters.
MR. GREGORY HORMAN
Position: Debt Management Adviser
Greg Horman joined CARTAC in October 2020 as the Debt Management Adviser, with two decades of experience in public finance, financial markets, and public policy. Before coming to CARTAC, Greg was active as a short-term expert for the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF. He had also worked at the World Bank, the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, and the OECD, in roles involving the design and delivery of technical assistance, capacity building, and policy dialogue in government debt and cash management. Prior to his career with international organizations, he held front- and middle-office positions in the debt management office of the New Zealand Treasury. Greg has an AB in English and Classics from Wabash College and an MBA in Finance from George Washington University. He is a national of New Zealand and the United States.
MR. IAN CARRINGTON
Position: AML/CFT Adviser
Ian Carrington is the Legal Department’s AML/CFT regional adviser for the Western Hemisphere and is based at CARTAC’s office. Mr. Carrington joined the IMF in 2002 as a senior financial sector expert with a focus on Anti-money Laundering Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). In this capacity he has undertaken several AML/CFT assessments, designed and delivered capacity development programs for countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific and Eastern Europe and has provided AML/CFT-related input to the IMF’s main workstreams. During the period 2008 to 2012 Mr. Carrington was the financial sector supervision adviser at the IMF’s East Africa Technical Assistance Centre, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Before joining the IMF, Mr. Carrington served as a financial sector expert at the United Nations Global Program against Money Laundering in Vienna, Austria. Prior to his international career Mr. Carrington worked for 17 years at the Central Bank of Barbados, eventually becoming the Director of Bank Supervision. He holds a BSc in Public Administration from the University of the West Indies, an MBA in Banking Management from the University of Exeter and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK. He is married and has two daughters.
Sector: LEGAL DEPT
MS. AZZIZA TROTTER
Azziza Trotter, a national from the Commonwealth of Dominica joined CARTAC in December 2018. Prior to joining the team, she worked at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for 7 years providing advice to eastern Caribbean governments on implementing best debt management practices, assessing debt sustainability and developing medium term debt management strategies. Azziza is responsible for preparing and monitoring the implementation of the work program and supports the development of the results-based management (RBM) framework at the Center.
She has a BSc. in Economics and Finance from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from EDHEC Business School in Nice France
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