**Annual General Meeting 2006**

BFSB held its AGM on Wednesday, at which time members elected a new Board of Directors for 2006-2008.

Elected were:

Michael Allen – McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes

Earl A. Cash (Dr) – Higgs & Johnson

Christian Coquoz – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Private Bank & Trust

Alan Davidson – Winterbotham Trust Company

Michael Farrant – International Protector Group

Anthony Ferguson – CFAL

Craig Gomez – Gomez Partners & Co.

Miguel Gonzalez – SYZ & Co. Bank & Trust Ltd.

Dennis M. Govan – FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas)

Michelle Neville-Clarke – Lennox Paton

Andreas Rentschler – UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd.

Andrew Raenden – Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Bahamas) Ltd.

Charlene Storr – The Private Trust Company

Arthur Strommer – Credit Suisse Nassau Branch

David Sussman – SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.

Michele Thompson – Ernst & Young

William Whitaker – Dartley Bank & Trust Limited

Paul Winder – Ansbacher (Bahamas) Ltd.

Alyson Yule – Banca del Sempione (Overseas) Ltd.

The following **Professional Industry Association** Representatives also were elected to serve on BFSB’s Board:

Mr. Jan Mezulanik – Association of International Banks & Trust Companies (AIBT)

Mrs. Cherise Cox-Nottage – Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO)

Mrs. Ivylyn Cassar – Bahamas Association of Securities Dealers (BASD)

Mr. Wayne Munroe – Bahamas Bar Association (BBA)

Mr. Peter Muscroft – Bahamas General Insurance Association (BGIA)

Mr. Kendrick Christie – Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA)

Ms. Suzanne Black – Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA)

Mr. David Slatter – CFA Society of The Bahamas (CFASB)

Mr. Paul Winder – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Wendy Warren, in her capacity as BFSB’s CEO & Executive Director, and Leslie Issacs, Director of Financial Services, Ministry of Financial Services and Investments, serve as permanent representatives on the Board.

The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), launched in April 1998, represents an innovative commitment by the financial services industry and the Government of The Bahamas to promote a greater awareness of The Bahamas’ strengths as an international financial centre. The Board is a multidisciplinary body that embraces active contribution from individuals within government, banking, trust and investment advisory services, insurance and mutual fund administration as well as interested legal, accounting and management professionals.

BFSB represents and promotes the development of all sectors of the industry, including: banking, private banking and trust services, mutual funds, capital markets, investment advisory services, accounting and legal services, insurance, and corporate and shipping registry. In addition to its coordinated programs to increase confidence and expand knowledge of The Bahamas among international businesses and investors, the private sector-led BFSB will continue to consult with government to develop new initiatives to meet the rapidly changing demands of international financial markets.