Sharon has progressive and diversified experience in On-shore and Offshore, Fiduciary Services, People Management, technical/specialist training including Anti-Money Laundering, Risk Management, and Marketing estate-planning products, and is knowledgeable about legislative issues affecting the banking industry. Sharon’s vast experience encompasses the Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited where she is presently responsible for the design and implementation of a Middle Office that would create centers of excellence for administrative duties, eliminating re-work, reduce manual processes and provide enhancements for the business to achieve an improved client experience, sustained growth and support effective risk management. She has also held the positions of Senior Manager, Process Optimization, and Associate Director, Integrated Fiduciary Controls.
At Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited, Sharon has held the position of Risk Manager, Legal and Compliance and provided support in managing the Bank’s overall Compliance Program for the country, including the Bank’s Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Anti-Money Laundering Programs for the country. She has also held senior positions that involved the conduct of on-site Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance and Operational Reviews throughout the Caribbean and Central America branch network, addressing any areas of non-compliance, and supervising a team of private bankers, managing a diverse line of fiduciary products. She has also held very senior positions at Lloyds TSB Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd (Vice President, Client Services, Vice President, Training and Development, Risk Manager, and Senior Trust Officer); Private Trust Corporation Limited (Manager, Trust); and Citi Trust (Bahamas) Limited/Citi Group (Sr. Trust Officer/Team Leader).
Sharon obtained her credentials at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting) and Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida. She successfully completed CPA exams in 1987, is a Director of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), aMember of the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO), a Member of Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and a Recipient of the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s Professional of the Year, 2013.