OUR VISION
“To be recognized globally as a trusted and relevant resource in Barbados to Chartered Accountants and the wider community”



       Darshani Workman - President

Darshani Workman is Finance Manager of Deloitte and Touche Barbados and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Darshani was admitted to ICAB in 2008 and elected to Council in May 2017. She has served on the Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) Committee and the 2013 ICAC Conference Planning Committee. Darshani is a former Chairman and current member of the Communications Committee which she has served since 2014 as a writer and interviewer. 

Darshani spent her early career in the nascent information technology industry in Guyana and then 11 years in Barbados in the luxury Real Estate & Hospitality related industries. Her focus was on accounting and taxation for International Business Companies, External Companies, Hotels and Property Owners Association. 

Cognizant of her civic duties and importance of giving back, Darshani sits on the Audit and Finance Committee of Optimist International, is an Ambassador of ACCA  and previously, a founding member of the Students' Services Council in Guyana while an ACCA student. 

 



    Tracy Marshall - Vice-President

Tracy Marshall is an Assurance Partner with EY and brings over 16 years of experience serving clients in the retail, distribution, manufacturing and hotel sectors in Barbados and the OECS.  She holds a BSc. degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

A Certified Learning Leader with the EY Caribbean practice, she utilizes her leadership and coaching skills to serve as a counselor and mentor for over 20 employees.  Tracy, a practicing member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados since 2016 also serves as a Committee Member of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee.  She also previously served as a member of the Nominations Committee of ICAB and is currently the Employer Advocate for the recently created Local Chapter of ACCA.

As it relates to her professional philosophy, she believes and practices the words of Maya Angelou, “Nothing will work unless you do!”

She currently serves as the chair of the EY Insider Newsletter Committee, a monthly internal publication showcasing news and focus stories impacting the practice and is also a Trustee of the EY Management Ltd. Pension Plan.  Tracy finds balance for all her commitments via her love for yoga and fitness in which she engages at least 3-4 times per week.

       Damien Skeete - Secretary

Damien Skeete is a Junior Partner with Skeete Best & Co., and is a former Senior Accountant at KPMG Barbados.  Damien is an FCCA, and joined ICAB in December 2012, and was then granted a General Practising Certificate in May 2016.

Damien has been the ACCA International Assembly for Barbados since 2018, and was appointed to ICAB’s Council for the first time in 2019.  Damien is currently the Chairperson of ICAB's FutureTec Committee and is a  member of ICAB’s Communications Committee.  Damien is an avid sports enthusiast, representing his club team in Barbados’ First Division Basketball League.

             
 
          

Sirpaul Jaikaran - Treasurer
Sirpaul Jaikaran joined the Barbados office of PwC East Caribbean fourteen years ago from Guyana. He has over seventeen years of audit and assurance experience in various industries. His primary role is providing assurance services to clients in the Private Clients space with a focus on hospitality. Prior to joining the Barbados office, he was part of the assurance team with a firm in Guyana.  

He is a key driver in the adoption of new technologies in data analytics and visualisations to improve efficiencies and quality at PwC East Caribbean. Sirpaul’s experience in hospitality, construction, manufacturing, retail and distribution and other sectors brings a wealth of knowledge which provides clients and teams with strong leadership.

He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados, a practising member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados and holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University. He currently serves as a member of ICAB’s FutureTec Committee.


       Lydia McCollin - Immediate Past President 
Lydia McCollin is the Managing Director and Lead Consultant of LRM Consulting Services Inc. Lydia is a Fellow and Practising Member of ICAB, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).Prior to her election to Council in 2018, she served as the Chairman of the Ethics, Governance & Risk Committee from 2016 to 2018 and the Deputy Chairman of that committee from 2014 to 2015.  Lydia is currently a member of ICAB's Ethics, Governance & Risk and Public Sector committees.

Lydia has over 30 years' experience in auditing, accounting and finance.  She started her career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and lived and worked in Barbados, The Bahamas and St. Lucia serving clients in many sectors including banking, retail, manufacturing, construction, telecommunications and tourism.  Lydia spent the last 14 years as an accountant in business with ANSA McAL Group of Companies where she held positions of Group Chief Financial Officer,  Corporate Secretary, Vice President of Finance & Operations and Company Director.

Lydia has a special interest in governance and driving efficiency through the implementation of process improvements. She was awarded the regional ANSA McAL Group of Companies CFO of the Year Award in 2014 for the best governance and audit performance.

Lydia is a proponent of what she calls "Giving of the Three T's" - Giving of your time, talent and treasure. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Barbados West and the Cathedral Church of Barbados & All Angels. She is a lifetime member of the Queen's College Association.

Lydia enjoys travelling and has a keen interest in health and fitness.



       Shirlyne Alexander *
Shirlyne Alexander is an Assurance Director PwC East Caribbean.  She became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) in November 2007 and is a Practising member of ICAB as well as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). 

Shirlyne has significant experience in a wide cross section of industries with specialisation in insurance. Her client portfolio has included the largest life insurer and the largest general insurer within the Caribbean. She has led and advise on audits of both public and private entities for the past 18 years. She provides inspirational leadership, quality audits and successful wins in transitioning clients with new accounting standards, which promotes the firm’s values to all stakeholders.



 
     Lisa Alleyne
Lisa Alleyne is the Campus Bursar at the University of The West Indies, and has held that post for the past nine years. As Campus Bursar she is responsible for all aspects of the finances at the Campus.

She worked at KPMG Barbados from 1998 to 1999 being engaged in audits ranging from telecommunications to offshore insurance companies, before moving to the University of The West Indies in December 1999. Lisa has a BSc (Hons) in Accounting, an MBA from Oxford Brookes University, and is a Fellow of the Certified and Chartered Accountants of Scotland, a Fellow of ICAB and a Member of Institute of Management Accountants (CMI).  She joined ICAB in 2014 as a member of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee and later joined Council as a member in 2015. She is currently Deputy Chair of the CPD Committee. She held the post of Secretary of the Executive Committee of ICAB from 2017 to 2019.



      Marilyn Husbands

Marilyn Husbands is a Partner in Tax at EY. She became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) in April 2001 and is a Practising Member of ICAB as well as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Marilyn was first elected to Council in 2019. She is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Taxation Committee having served on that committee since 2012.

Marilyn has over 24 years in the provision of audit and tax services in the financial services, retail, manufacturing, distribution, banking, insurance, hospitality and telecommunication sectors in Barbados and the OECS. She is a Certified Learning Leader in the EY Caribbean practice where she focuses on developing the knowledge and expertise of professionals across varying levels and backgrounds.



   

Ricaido Jennings
With 20 years of experience in accounting and finance most in senior positions, Ricaido Jennings brings varied knowledge and experience from a diverse background. Ricaido began his career in his native Trinidad and Tobago with PwC spending 10 years between their Trinidad, Barbados and London offices. He has worked in several industries including Manufacturing, Financial Services and Hospitality. He has also served in senior management positions in the financial services sector and electricity sector.

Ricaido has been the Director Finance of The Barbados Light & Power Company Limited (“BLPC”) for over 5 years.  In this position he is a member of the Company’s Executive with direct responsibility for leadership of over 60 dedicated professionals that make up the Finance Department which includes financial planning, reporting and analysis; treasury management; supply chain management and customer care. He also serves as a non-executive director of Dominica Electricity Services Limited and is a member of their Audit Committee.

Prior to his appointment at BLPC, Ricaido was the Senior Financial Officer at the CIBC FirstCaribbean International bank in Barbados.  He is a Fellow of the ACCA and has completed specialised training in utility regulation and advance public utility accounting.

Ricaido has been a member of ICAB’s Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee for over 6 years and currently serves as Deputy Chairperson.


   

Christina John
Christina John is a sole practitioner
with over 25 years' experience in the accounting profession working alongside a reputable Accounting firm to service clients and bring efficiencies to local businesses. She started her career as an auditor with KPMG where she worked on large to medium sized organisations gaining valuable experience in the telecommunications, educational and the financial sectors. Additionally, Mrs. John has spent 20 years in the Financial Services sector in private practice managing a portfolio comprising of International Business Companies (IBC’s).

She is currently the Chairperson of ICAB's Admissions Committee, having previously served as the Deputy Chairperson of that Committee since 2016. She also served on ICAB's Legislation Committee.

Christina is a qualified CPA Chartered Professional Accountant as well as a Fellow with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados.

       Fiona Jones*
Fiona Jones currently works for the Government of Barbados as the Financial Controller of the Customs and Excise Department. This year will mark 20 years of service to government however Fiona hails from the private sector, where she garnered her foundational knowledge and attributes. 

This past student of the Lodge School graduated with honours from the University of the West Indies (UWI), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics. 
She also holds an Executive Diploma in Management from UWI, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, has a Master of Business Administration and was recently awarded the designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant by ICAB.

Fiona has always had a general love for volunteering and this love has led her to assuming the Presidency of the Kiwanis Club of Pride of Barbados and further becoming a Distinguished Secretary of the Kiwanis’ Division 27 – Eastern Canada and Caribbean. It is therefore no surprise that she volunteered to serve as a member of ICAB’s Public Sector and Member Services Committees from 2020 and is currently the Chair of ICAB’s Member Services Committee. 

       Roger Kirton*

Roger Kirton is a Senior Manager, Deal Advisory at KPMG. Roger has approximately 14 years of professional experience with KPMG in Barbados, with five years spent providing audit and assurance services and nine years spent within the Deal Advisory practice, specialising in complex valuations, transactions services, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. He has provided these services for clients in Barbados and throughout the eastern Caribbean.

Roger has been a member of ICAB since July 2012 and is a member of the Association of Chartered Professional Accountants, CPA (Canada), a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, FCCA (UK), a member of the Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, CBV (Canada) and a Capital Markets and Securities Analyst (CMSA) of the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) (Canada).


Roger has worked across a wide range of industries that include: government and not-for-profit organisations, banking, insurance, telecommunications, retail, hospitality, tourism and leisure, oil and gas, government and not-for-profit organisations. He has been able to gain a wealth of technical experience through his leadership role on the engagements in these sectors 

 

       Khalil Patel*

Khalil Patel became a Member of ICAB in 2018 where he served on the Communications Committee during 2018 and 2019. In the same year he became a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Khalil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, and an Associate Degree in Accounting and Economics from the Barbados Community College. Khalil’s academic and professional qualifications are buttressed by his 9 year professional experience stint with BDO Barbados and at BDO Canada, Vancouver Office. During his tenure he has worked on a range of accounting, auditing, and tax engagements.


He is currently holding the position of Assistant Manager at BDO Barbados. Over these years at BDO Barbados and Canada he has become a highly analytical and detail oriented professional with verifiable knowledge in finance and business analysis allied to hands-on practical work experience.His exposure in numerous sectors including International Business, Hospitality, Retail & Distribution and Construction & Development, Municipality and Not-for-Profit entities have expanded his knowledge and experience. In his current position at BDO Barbados, Khalil also assists in the mentorship of staff.


As an avid youth professional advocate, Khalil served as a Council Member of the Barbados Youth Development Council for a period of 2 ½ years. In addition to this, at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, he was the first elected President of the Accounting Students Association and Vice President of the UWI Social Sciences Society. Khalil is a keen business enthusiast and avid reader, who enjoys researching topics which are relevant to his profession as well as topics which pique his interest. He considers it an honour and privilege to be elected as a Member of the ICAB Council. 

 

       Wendell Scantlebury
Wendell has been working in the accounting and field for over 15 years, gaining experience in various sectors such as retail, manufacturing and service provision.  He started in ICAB as a student member before transitioning to full membership in 2016 and contributed to ICAB's Hikes & Walks Panel from 2017 to 2018.

Wendell believes strongly that the adoption of available technology is critical for the continued success of any organisation and is championing ICAB's focus on this area and using social media to form a bond with its members and make communication easier.  Wendell also believes that no knowledge is lost when it is shared and loves to share his experience and knowledge with others in all seeking to enhance everyone's skill set.

     

Wendy Sealy
A practitioner with 23 years of experience in the profession, Mrs. Wendy Sealy is the Managing Director of a local consultancy company.  She started her career at KPMG, gaining experience in public accounting having worked on small and medium sized engagements for clients in the telecommunications sector, credit unions and International Business Companies.

Wendy later moved on to Sagicor Life Inc. (formerly Barbados Mutual Life Assurance Society) where, after playing various roles, she was promoted to Vice President Finance.  Apart from being the lead in the Finance function at Sagicor Life Inc, Wendy played critical roles in various special projects throughout her career in the Sagicor Group, including business combinations and the demutualization.

Wendy is a Fellow of ICAB, as well as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (U.K.).  She became a member of Council in 2017 and a member of the Education and Student Services Committee from January 2018.  Wendy is a past Treasurer of ICAB and is also a mentor with The Cherry Tree Trust.


 *      Newly elected Council Members at the 48th Annual General Meeting held on June 9, 2022.