Meet Mr. Timothy N. J. Antoine, a national of Grenada who will assume duties as the third Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) on 1 February 2016.
He is an economist and development practitioner by training, experience and passion.
Before taking up the position of Governor, Mr. Antoine served as Director for Grenada on the ECCB Board of Directors for the periods: 2002 to October 2005 and January 2008 to January 2016.
Mr. Antoine’s 22-year tenure with the Government of Grenada was spent in the Ministry of Finance where he began as a Planning Officer in 1993 and rapidly moved up the ranks to Senior Economist before being appointed Permanent Secretary, serving in that position for the periods August 1999 to October 2005 and January 2008 to January 2016.
From November 2005 to November 2007, he served as Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean in the World Bank Group and was based in Washington D.C. In that role, he offered analysis and advice on various development policies and projects and was a strong advocate for the interests of the Caribbean and small States.
He was a Part-Time Lecturer in Economics and Development at St George’s University from 1999-2000.
Mr. Antoine has also contributed to the development of the OECS and wider Caribbean in various ways including serving on several local, regional and international boards and committees including:
• Chairman, Grenada’s Homegrown Programme Monitoring Committee
• Chairman, Grenada Authority for the Regulation of Financial Institutions
• Chairman, Investment Committee, Grenada National Insurance Board
• Chairman, Governance Reform Committee, Board of Directors, Caribbean Development Bank
• Director, Board of Directors, CARICOM Development Fund
• Director, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
• Chairman, ECCU Technical Core Committee on Insurance
Mr. Antoine, holds a MSc Degree in Social Policy and Planning in Development Countries from the London School of Economics and a BSc Degree in Economics with Management from the University of the West Indies. He has also received training from the Small Countries Financial Management Centre in the Isle of Man and training in Negotiations at the Said International School of Business, Oxford University. He also has a Certificate in Project Cycle Management from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
Other passions include reading, music, speaking with youth and sports.
Mr. Antoine is a man of deep faith. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the St George’s Bible Holiness Church. He is married to Charmaine Antoine nee Rouse. They have two daughters: Chereece and Yaana.