The Caribean Actuarial Association is governed by a Board of Directors.
The current president is Simone Brathwaite. To contact, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Simone Brathwaite (Barbados)
Simone is a Fellow of both the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. She is a consulting actuary at Oliver Wyman with over 20 years’ experience in life insurance in the Caribbean, Canada and Europe.
Simone will bring a broad perspective and seasoned enthusiasm targeted at providing our members with a CAA that enhances their careers, interests and investment in our profession. She feels a sense of responsibility to give back to the profession that has been good to her and a belief that her practical approach and ability to work with diverse actuaries and others will contribute to the success of the Association.
Judith Veira (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)
Judy is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Consulting Actuary at Trinity Consulting Ltd.
As President Elect, Judy brings to the Board a wealth of knowledge and experience to the management of the CAA, having been a member of the CAA since 1994, including sitting on the Social Security Committee, the Pensions Committee and having served as Vice President (2018-2019).
Judy will be focused and committed to ensuring that the CAA continues to broaden the diversity of its membership and that it meets the professional needs and inclusion of its up-and-coming younger actuaries. In keeping with her commitment that Caribbean actuaries will continue to be highly regarded among regional and international entities, Judy will also collaborate with Board members to ensure that the code of conduct and standards of practice are upheld and that the Board explores opportunities for Caribbean actuaries to be recognised as leading risk managers. The CAA’s vision and mission statements will be the framework to guide her goals and work on the Board.
Kyle Rudden (Trinidad & Tobago)
Immediate Past President
Kyle Rudden is a consulting actuary and chartered accountant with 30 years’ experience in financial services consulting, primarily in the Caribbean and Central America. At KR Services Limited, he heads a team of actuaries and related professionals providing actuarial consulting services in the life, non-life, pensions and banking practice areas. Kyle has acted as Appointed Actuary / independent consulting actuary to many life and non-life insurers and benefit programs operating in the region, including clients reporting under IFRS, US, UK, Canadian and Dutch standards. He is a frequent speaker on actuarial and accounting issues, particularly the application of IFRS, regulatory and actuarial standards in developing markets.
Kyle is committed to sustainable and ethical human development initiatives, ranging from internships for underprivileged students to supporting actuarial and accounting educational programs internationally.
A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, he is an active participant in local, regional and international accounting and actuarial bodies.
Cathy Allen (Jamaica)
Catherine M. Allen (Jamaica) FSA, is Corporate Actuary at Sagicor Life, Jamaica with over 25 years’ experience in the regulatory and life insurance fields.
Cathy will continue to strengthen the Secretariat and work with the Board to advance the profile and objectives of the CAA.
Over the years, Cathy has worked quietly and consistently on several projects, always willing to give the time and attention needed. She has previously served as Vice President and Secretary and is currently Chair of the Conference Oversight Committee.
Sapna Chatlani (The Bahamas)
Sapna Chatlani joined Colina Insurance Limited in The Bahamas in 2008. During that time she led the Health Unit of the Actuarial Department for six years and currently leads the Life Unit. Prior to arriving in the Bahamas, Sapna spent approximately two years in Ernst and Young, London working in their Actuarial Unit. Sapna started her actuarial career at Guardian Life of the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago where she spent approximately five years.
Sapna is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Glennfor Hellement (Curaçao)
Glennfor Hellement started working as Senior Consulting Actuary at Phenox Consultants in 2017 in Curaçao. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and after that his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a fellow of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Association (Koninklijk Actuarieel Genootschap). Glennfor has more than 15-year experience as an actuary in the Netherlands and Spain. He has significant experience in Solvency II implementation for Life Insurance companies. At Phenox Consultants he is consultant for insurance companies, pension funds and employers in the Dutch Caribbean.
Glennfor is working towards improving the international exposure of the CAA and making CAA more visible and known outside the Caribbean and also to other professions.
Pedro Medford (Barbados)
Pedro is an Actuarial Manager at Manulife and has previously worked in the pensions and banking industries. He is an active member of the CAA where he lends support to both the CAA Communications and Conference Oversight Committees.
Pedro will contribute to the core functions of the CAA and support the evolving needs of our profession and the industries that we serve.
Nicola Barrett (Jamaica/USA)
Nicola holds FSA and MAAA credentials and is a Consulting Actuary at Milliman Inc. with 20 years of actuarial experience as well as 7 years of information technology experience. Nicola has very effectively chaired the CAA’s Common Standards Committee for the past 4 years.
Nicola will bring her dedication, strong work ethic and passion for Diversity to her position on the CAA Board.
Nikita Gibson (Barbados)
Nikita is an associate of the Society of Actuaries and an Associate Actuary with 12 years’ experience in the financial and insurance industries in Barbados.
Nikita’s aim is to:
- Develop a study buddy programme to increase the number of passing students in the region
- Develop practice test sessions to better prepare our students to pass exams
- Develop a workshop & programme to allow students to gain experience/knowledge in varying areas of practice while increasing their employability
- Develop stronger relationships with employers in the region to better showcase and map regional actuarial students to the ever-growing talent needs of the industries
- Create an open platform ("Ask an Actuary") for students to be able to ask questions of their peers or senior actuaries
Should you have any concerns, suggestions or comments on the Association, Please feel free to approach any of these Board members.