ORG appoints new head of economic development committee – Eye Witness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Organization for Accountable Governance (ORG) has named Hubert Edwards to head its economics committee.

A management consultant at Next Level Solutions, Edwards is a former senior banking executive, lead auditor and regulatory consultant with one of the nation’s leading accounting firms, and a lead bank examiner with the Central Bank. of the Bahamas.

He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (UK); member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica; a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS); Fellow of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA); and holds an MBA with honors from the University of Manchester. He also holds an LLB with first class honors from Huddersfield University.

Matthew Aubry, Executive Director of the Organization for Accountable Governance (ORG).

Matt Aubry, executive director of ORG Bahamas, said his team was thrilled to have Edwards on board.

“ORG is very pleased to have Hubert Edwards, one of the Bahamas’ economic visionaries, chair the Economic Development Committee,” Aubry said.

“He will lead a diverse group of volunteers who seek to partner with government and the private sector to research and identify concrete policies and opportunities to sustainably increase GDP in The Bahamas.

“Hubert is incredibly thorough in his policy analysis and the committee will seek to promote a better understanding among the public of the Bahamas economy and the forces affecting it.”

A regular contributor to newspapers and topical discussions on several media platforms, Edwards has also lectured on several topics including risk management, anti-money laundering, compliance and corporate governance.

He is a media practitioner and an engaging and transformational Certified John Maxwell Team Speaker, Coach and Trainer and a member of the Florida Speakers Association, specializing in leadership training and coaching.

Edwards said, “This opportunity to chair the Economic Development Committee is a much appreciated continuation of my efforts to contribute to the growth and development of the country.

“This, I believe, aligns perfectly with the objectives of OR, which has shown itself to be fully committed to advocating for progress in national governance and harnessing the immense potential of NGOs for national gain.

“This appointment will create opportunities to share ideas, contribute in a structured way to discourses of national significance, and provide leadership support in an area of ​​great passion and critical importance to our future.

“I would like to thank ORG management for this expression of trust and I look forward to working as part of the team, learning and growing together as we work to advance economic recovery, developments and construction in the best interests of the Bahamas.”