Connie Smith

Connie Smith Speaker

Connie Smith Managing Director

Tricor Group

Connie Smith is the Managing Director of Tricor Group’s operations located in Barbados, Tricor Caribbean. Tricor acquired the corporate administration services division of Ernst & Young Caribbean in April 2007. Prior to this, Connie was a Partner of Ernst & Young Caribbean and was responsible for the development and management of Ernst & Young Caribbean’s office in the British Virgin Islands for a number of years.

Connie served as President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) twice and currently still is a Director and Chair of BIBA’s Service Providers & Business Facilitation Committee, through which she contributes to initiatives relating to legislation, growth and practice policies for the sector. In her role as President of BIBA, Connie served as a Director of Invest Barbados, the investment promotion agency of the Government of Barbados, and also Director of the Barbados Private Sector Association.

Connie has participated in a number of consultations and engagements with the Government of Barbados and other stakeholders, including regulatory bodies and international rating agencies often in the areas of legislative reform, policies and procedures. In her position as Director of BIBA, Connie served as a member of the Task Force formed by the BIBA to examine Barbados’ suite of legislation impacted by the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action Plan, (“BEPS”), understand the impact of same and make appropriate recommendations to the Government of Barbados with respect to the amendments required to the Barbados’ legal and regulatory environment. Connie also served on a sub-committee of the Task Force focused on the Economic Substance regime required to be implemented as a result of BEPS.

In May 2018, Connie was accredited as the Honorary Consul of Spain in Barbados. In January 2020, Connie was appointed as Secretary of the Consular Corps of Barbados. In December 2020, Connie joined the Board of Directors of Grantley Adams International Airport Inc, Barbados’ only airport and the aviation hub of the Eastern Caribbean, handling daily flights to and from the other Caribbean islands connecting to major cities in the US, Canada, UK and Europe.

Connie, a Chartered Governance Professional, is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute in the United Kingdom, Chairman of the Barbados Branch of The Chartered Governance Institute, and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Connie is an active philanthropist. Some of the causes she is very engaged with include:

• Deputy Chair and Director of ASPIRE - The Barbados Charities Support Network, whose mission is to develop and improve the sustainability of registered Barbados charitable enterprises.

• Trustee of Waste 0 Resources Trust, formerly Plastic Oceans Trust, Barbados - The Trust seeks to have all Barbadians join us in the reduction of waste and therefore the diversion of waste from our landfills by practicing the six R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Regenerate and Recycle thereby enabling us to work towards creating a sustainable model for our future. Our goal is to build partnerships with government and other stakeholders across the island and position Barbados as the leader in alternatives to petro-based single-use plastics enterprises as we tackle this global dilemma, locally.

Connie is from Barbados where she currently lives with her husband, Mark Young and their two young daughters.

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