Mrs. Juanita Thorington-Powlett
BSc, MBA, FCIS
Non Executive & Independent Director
Juanita has served as a Director of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) and its predecessor Insurance Corporation of Barbados (ICB) since October 24, 2001. She was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of ICBL with effect from March 31, 2016.
She retired from the Barbados Public Service in 2014. Her last posting was that of Permanent Secretary, Investment, in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs where her primary focus was the management of the Public Investment Unit and the Government of Barbados’ Public Sector Investment Programme. In this regard she was the main point of contact for the Inter-American Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank and the European Union. She also chaired a technical subcommittee with regard to the World Bank Loan for HIV/AIDS.
A former United States Huber H Humphrey North-South Fellow, she holds a B Sc. (Hons) degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, an MBA from Boston University, United States of America, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Canada. She also holds a Certificate in Project Implementation and Management, a Certificate in Pension Reform and the Crown Agents International Certificate in Pension Management.
She also received training from the International Trade Institute of Singapore, the Crown Agents Training Centre in the United Kingdom, York University’s Schulich School of Business, Canada and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mrs. Thorington-Powlett served as a director of several Boards at various times during her career including the Boards of the Caribbean Development Bank, the Needham’s Point Group of Companies; the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc., Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) (1974) Limited, the CARICOM Development Fund; the Barbados Water Authority; the Barbados Agricultural Management Company; Grantley Adams International Airport Inc., the National Productivity Council, and the Barbados International Business Promotion Company.