Dr. Regi­nald Dar­ius to as­sume new Po­si­tion

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary in the Depart­ment of Fi­nance, Dr. Regi­nald Dar­ius, will soon as­sume the po­si­tion of Di­rec­tor of the Eco­nomic Pol­icy Divi­sion at the Com­mon­wealth Sec­re­tar­iat in Lon­don, UK. In this po­si­tion, Dr. Dar­ius will be re­spon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing strate­gic ad­vice to the Com­mon­wealth Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral on is­sues of sus­tain­able eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, par­tic­u­larly in in­ter­na­tional fi­nance, in­ter­na­tional and re­gional eco­nomic co-op­er­a­tion, small States, and eco­nomic man­age­ment.

Dr. Dar­ius will bring to this po­si­tion a first­hand un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the de­vel­op­ment chal­lenges of Small Is­land De­vel­op­ing States. There­fore, his ap­point­ment rep­re­sents a pos­i­tive de­vel­op­ment for Saint Lu­cia and the wider Caribbean Com­mu­nity.

Dr. Dar­ius as­sumed the po­si­tion of Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary in the Depart­ment of Fi­nance in Au­gust 2012. He brought to the po­si­tion ex­ten­sive knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence in macroe­co­nomic and fis­cal pol­icy. Prior to as­sum­ing the po­si­tion of Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, Dr. Dar­ius held the po­si­tion of Se­nior Econ­o­mist at the In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund. Dr. Dar­ius holds a PhD in Eco­nom­ics from the Univer­sity of War­wick, and a Masters De­gree (Eco­nom­ics) from the Univer­sity of Cam­bridge. He has pub­lished pa­pers in a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional jour­nals in the ar­eas of fis­cal and mon­e­tary pol­icy, ex­change rate regimes and un­em­ploy­ment.

Dr Regi­nald Dar­ius

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