Haynes appointed Central Bank governor New G-G praised
Cleviston Haynes has been appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados for the next five years.
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Christopher Sinckler approved the appointment which will take effect from January 1.
The new Governor has more than 37 years’ experience in central banking, with emphasis on macroeconomic policy and bank regulation.
He acted from February 24, 2017, after he took over from Dr Delisle Worrell who was fired.
“I am honoured by the confidence reposed in me by the Government of Barbados. I undertake this assignment at a challenging time, but I am confident that, together with my team and the assistance and cooperation of all stakeholders, the bank can provide the leadership needed at this time,” Haynes said in a statement.
He started his career at the bank as a research trainee in 1980 and held various positions, including advisor to former governors Calvin Springer, Winston Cox, and Dr Marion Williams.
He was Deputy Governor from February 2009 until early this year.
His tenure at the Central Bank was briefly interrupted from 1987 to 1989, when he served as technical assistant to the Canadian executive director at the International Monetary Fund.
Haynes attended the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, where he received a Bachelor of Science in economics. He went on to the University of Western Ontario and earned a Master of Science in economics.
He has authored and co-authored several publications, principally on economic policy, debt and financial sector issues. ( PR/SAT)