Official Opening of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean Secretariat - December 15th, 2016
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean (ICAEC) officially opened its Secretariat on Thursday 15th December,2016, which was celebrated with a gathering of distinguished industry professionals and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the profession in St Lucia and the wider community.
The proceedings were conducted by the various members of the Council, and the key note address was delivered by Mr. Calixte Leon – Executive director of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority who spoke very strongly on the important role that the profession plays in the development of confidence in the financial information provided by organisations. These opens the doors for investor confidence and further growth of the private sector.
Awards for their lifetime contribution to the profession were presented to Mr Anthony Atkinson of Grant Thornton, and Mr. Claude Griffith, and a special recognition award was presented to Dr Michael Pilgrim for his continued support of Professional Development.
Following the vote of thanks, a light cocktail reception ensued accompanied by musical entertainment from the St Lucia School of Music.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean (ICAEC) was launched on June 17, 2004 after members of the OECS, including Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia and Antigua-Barbuda, ratified the agreement. The ICAEC has a branch in each of the member countries within the OECS.
The purpose of the institute is to provide support and assistance to its members throughout the Eastern Caribbean and advocacy for the profession as a whole. The ICAEC has a branch in each of the countries within the OECS. There are 6 branches and approximately 250 members within the ICAEC.
ICAEC Regional Council Members: Andrea St Rose – President (St Lucia), Erwin Southwell (Antigua), Isabelle Slinger (Grenada), Orlando Richards (Dominica), and Carol Boddie (St Kitts).
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