6th February 2020 -- The Integrity Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO will be responsible for the daily administration of the office of the Integrity Commission, develop policies, programs and procedures and advise on a broad range of operational matters including its financial performance.
The person charged with these and other responsibilities is Mr. Albert Edwards of Spooner’s, Cayon. Mr. Edwards is qualified, highly trained and an experienced public officer who has served over 37 years in the civil services of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Mr. Edwards holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance. He also holds the designation of CGFM (Certified Government Financial Manager) from the Association of Government Accountants in Virginia, USA.
In his employment, Mr. Edwards began his service in the General Post Office. After 2 years, he was transferred to the Supply Office for another 2 years, before leaving to pursue studies. Upon his return, he was appointed Commercial and Accounts Manager at ZIZ Radio and Television. This was followed one year later by his promotion to the post of Examiner of Accounts in the Audit Office. By 1990, Mr. Edwards was appointed as Director of Audit, a post he held for the next 18 years. Following this, Mr. Edwards was employed as the Chief Auditor of the Turks and Caicos Islands for a period of 4 years, returning home in 2012. Since then, he has been engaged in Consultancy services with the World Bank’s IFC and more recently with the Nevis Island Administration.
The Commission is satisfied that Mr. Edwards has the relevant qualifications, skills, and senior management experience appropriate for the role of CEO; which makes him the ideal candidate to manage and conduct the day-to-day operations of the Commission. The effective date of Mr Edwards’ appointment is February 01, 2020, he having duly taken the oaths of allegiance, oath of office, and oath of secrecy on January 31, 2020.
With the appointment of a CEO, the Integrity Commission has taken an important step towards operationalising the Integrity in Public Life Act, and now looks forward to the issuance, by the minister of the Order for submission of declarations by public officials.
The Integrity Commission wishes Mr. Edwards success in carrying out his duties diligently, impartially, faithfully, at the highest standards.
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