New Council 2022 – 2023 of ICAB
June 10, 2022
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (“ICAB” or “the Institute”) held its 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday June 9, 2022. The AGM was held using an electronic platform with online voting.
ICAB is pleased to announce that at a meeting of the Council held after the AGM, Ms. Darshani Workman was re-elected President for 2022-2023.
Ms. Workman who is Finance Manager of Deloitte and Touche Barbados, is a Fellow of ICAB and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She was appointed to Council for the first time in 2017, and is currently a member of the Legislation Committee. Ms. Workman has also been a volunteer with Optimist International since 2009 and has served on its Audit and Finance Committee in 2018-2020.
Upon her re-appointment Ms. Workman expressed her thanks to her fellow Council Members for their support and congratulated the newly elected Council members of Council and the members of the Executive Committee. During her tenure as President, Ms. Workman will focus on setting out the strategic plan for the next 3 years focusing on financial sustainability, member engagement, policy advocacy, communications, regulation in the public interest, continuing professional development, and information management and security.
Ms. Workman also plans to have the Institute explore ways to foster financial literacy within the public as any improvement in financial literacy will have a positive and profound impact on people and their ability to provide for their future.
At the meeting of Council, Ms. Tracy Marshall was elected as Vice-President, Mr. Damien Skeete as Secretary, and Mr. Sirpaul Jaikaran as Treasurer. Former President Ms. Lydia McCollin is the Immediate Past President. Ms. Marshall is an Assurance Partner at EY Barbados, Mr. Skeete is an Audit Partner at Skeete, Best & Co., Mr. Jaikaran is an Assurance Partner at PwC East Caribbean, and Ms. McCollin is Managing Director and Lead Consultant of LRM Consulting Services Inc.
ICAB is led by a 15-member Council whose other members are Shirlyne Alexander, Lisa A.C. Alleyne, Ricaido Jennings, Christina John, Fiona Jones, Marilyn Husbands, Roger Kirton, Khalil Patel, Wendell Scantlebury, and Wendy Sealy. ICAB’s programmes are run by a 5-member Secretariat, led by its Executive Director, Kathy-Ann Hewitt.
ICAB is the professional membership organisation representing approximately 1,080 Chartered Accountants in Barbados along with approximately 800 students pursuing professional accounting qualifications. ICAB is the regulator and standard setter for accounting and auditing in Barbados. It is a body corporate created by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (Incorporation) Act 1974 (Cap 369A) on November 1, 2974. ICAB is committed to global best practices and to continuously enhancing the reputation of the profession and the reputation of Barbados through effective leadership in key areas including regulation, advocacy, member services, and active engagement in matters of national interest.