Position: Director

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.



LandLine: (246) 537-2841

Mobile: (246) 234-5700


Sector: Director



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).



LandLine: 246-537-2859

Mobile: 246-232-7184


Sector: STA 



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.



LandLine: 246-537-2847

Mobile: 246-233-1260


Sector: STA



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.



LandLine: (246) 537-2844

Mobile: (246) 282-4948


Sector: PFM



Position: Public Finance Management Adviser

Sophia joined CARTAC on August 1, 2022 as a PFM Adviser, with over 20 years of experience in the Caribbean, working in government and multilateral institutions. Her main areas of focus have been: public policy development & analysis; budgeting and budgetary analyses; fiscal rule development; institutionalization of public investment management; development of PFM and other fiscal legislation and regulations; and disaster risk financing.

More recently, she contributed to the PEFA 2022 Global Report on PFM. Sophia has a double BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University and a MSc in Governance, with Distinction, from the University of the West Indies.



LandLine: (246) 537-2845

Mobile: (246) 232-0829


Sector: PFM



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.



LandLine: 246-537-2855

Mobile: 246-253-4157


Sector: TAX



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.



LandLine: 246-537-2865

Mobile: 246-230-8542


Sector: TAX



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.



LandLine: 246-537-2842

Mobile: 246-231-7043


Sector: Customs



Position: MacroEconomics Adviser

Patrick brings 15 years of experience in the areas of macroeconomic analysis and forecasting to CARTAC, having worked previously as a senior economist at the Bank of Canada and the International Monetary Fund. While at the IMF, he made regular contributions to the World Economic Outlook, and collaborated on developing several economic models for use in policy analysis and forecasting. He also analyzed real, monetary, and fiscal issues as a member of the IMF’s India and Nepal country teams. He holds a BA in economics from Mount Allison University, and an MA in economics from Queen’s University.




LandLine: 246-537-2849

Mobile: 246-231-5689


Sector: WHD



Position: Financial Sector Supervision Adviser

Thierry joined CARTAC in June 2022, after over 35 years at Banque de France, which shelters the Authority for Prudential Control and Resolution (ACPR), for both bank and Insurance sectors. Thierry has a diversified experience in central banking and spent more than 25 years as a mission head carrying out numerous on-site examinations at Systemic Important Banking Groups. He specialized in market activities, liquidity management, ALM, contingency and recovery planning, operational risk, supervisory internal model-assessments, as well as credit/counterparty risk. Thierry has carried out numerous short-term missions with the IMF in different countries and was also seconded as a long term expert to: (i) the Central Bank of Indonesia (Jakarta, in the afterwards of the “Asian crisis”, 1998-2001) and (ii) the National Bank of Cambodia (Phnom Penh, during the “Subprime Crisis”, 2008-2011). Thierry is a national of France. He graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences (Strasbourg, “Economics & Finance”), has a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a MBA in Banking and Finance (Strasbourg).



LandLine: 246-537-2857

Mobile: 246-231-0772


Sector: FSS



Position: Financial Stability Adviser

Petr Jakubik joined CARTAC in August 2022 as the Financial Stability Adviser with over 20 years of experience from financial sectors. Before joining the Fund, he led the Financial Stability Team at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) responsible for financial stability analyses and assessments including financial stability reports, insurance and pension stress tests and research. Previously, he was working as an economist at the European Central Bank, Technical Adviser at the Bank for International Settlements, financial stability consultant at the Oesterreichische National Bank and Central Bank of Malta, chief economist at the Czech National Bank, visiting researcher at the Bank of Finland and credit risk analyst in the private banking sector. He received the Financial Stability Institute Award 2008 and Irving Fisher Committee Award 2010 of the Bank for International Settlements. In 2012-2013, he was the President of the Czech Economic Society.

He holds two doctorate degrees in finance and economics, three master degrees in economics, statistics & insurance mathematics, and mathematics & computer sciences. In 2015, he was habilitated as an associate professor in economic theories by the Charles University.



LandLine: 246-537-2846

Mobile: 246-233-4403


Sector: FSS



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.



LandLine: (246) 537-2848

Mobile: 246-233-1250


Sector: MCM



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.  



LandLine: (246) 537-2860

Mobile: N/A





Position: Economist

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


LandLine: (246) 537-2836

Mobile: (246) 231-7890


Sector: WHD


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