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New Chairpersons for Social Security and Development Bank Boards of Directors Appointed

Published 7 October 2022


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New Chairpersons for Social Security and Development Bank Boards of Directors Appointed
Basseterre, St. Kitts (October 7, 2022) – The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Terrance
Drew has made two new major appointments. Mrs. Janet Harris has been appointed the new
Chairperson for the Social Security Board of Directors and Mr. Shavon Douglas has been appointed
the Chairperson for the Development Bank Board of Directors.

Mrs. Janet Harris has developed a multi-disciplinary background, with extensive experience in financial
management, accounting, auditing, anti-money laundering, strategic planning and change
management. She holds an Associate degree in Business Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Accounting from the University of the Virgin Islands and a Master of Arts degree in
International Business Management from the University of Westminster, London. She is a Certified
Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a member of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AICPA, and the Association of Certified Anti-Money
Laundering Specialists, ACAMS. Mrs Harris holds the Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation from the
Caribbean Governance Training Institute.

Mrs Harris has worked as a consultant in the areas of governance; strategic planning and
implementation, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism. She is presently
the Chief Executive Officer of the St Kitts Cooperative Credit Union as that organization undertakes
strategic transformation.

As a Central Banker for eighteen years, The Director of Fiscal Affairs and Financial Secretary to the
Government of St Kitts and Nevis over a period of ten years, Mrs. Harris was able to successfully
apprehend the inner workings of the financial sector and government and make a profound impact.
She considers herself a strategic change agent having managed several high impact transformation
processes ranging from conversion of accounting systems, introduction of new legislation and policies,
conversion of the Financial Services Department into an autonomous body, transformation of the tax
administration system and leading the negotiations for the debt restructuring and IMF Programmes
for St Kitts and Nevis 2010 to 2012.

Her secondment at the World Bank, as Alternate Executive Director in the Canada, Ireland, Caribbean
constituency from 2012 to 2015 provided an in-depth perspective on international development and
change management as it was during this period that the World Bank underwent extensive strategic
overhaul. As a member of the Board, Mrs. Harris participated fully in this process.

Mrs. Janet Harris appointed as new Chairperson for the Social Security Board of Directors

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