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Mrs. T'sa James-Hodge is the Compliance Manager with Ogier. Mrs. James-Hodge previously served as Education Chair and Ethics Chair of the BVI Association of Compliance Officers & Practitioners. In addition, she is a qualified compliance professional with fifteen (15) years' experience in the BVI Financial Services Industry.

Mrs. James-Hodge worked as a Compliance Examiner in the Compliance and Enforcement Unit of the Financial Investigation Agency where she assisted in the implementation of the Compliance and Enforcement regime for Non- Profit Organisations and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals.

She was appointed Commissioner for Oaths in 2018 and Assessor in the 2014/15 Virgin Islands National Risk Assessment.

In her spare time, Mrs. James-Hodge lecturers the ICA Advance certificate in Regulatory Compliance course with Financial Services Institute at HLSCC.

chairman@bviaco.org

Myrla-May has more than thirty (30) years of experience in the Legal, Corporate and Trust Administration and Compliance areas in the BVI Financial Services Industry. For the past sixteen (16) years, Myrla-May has been working in the field of Compliance, having been approved as a Tier 1 Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer by the BVI Financial Services Commission. Myrla-May holds a bachelor honours degree in Business Management and also holds various industry related qualifications in Compliance and Financial Crimes, Anti-Money Laundering, Corporate & Trust Administration and Business Administration to add to her practical experience. Myrla-May enjoys providing training and sharing her knowledge with colleagues in the Industry.

 

vicechair@bviaco.org

Lesia Grazette is the Compliance Office and Money Laundering Reporting Officer of Trident Trust Company (B.V.I.) Limited. Mrs. Grazette was an Elementary Educator before entering the corporate field. She has been a member of the BVI Association of Compliance Officers since 2012. She holds an ICA International Certificate in Compliance, a Diploma in International Trust Management, is an ICA Affiliate Member, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and an ACAMs Member.

She is a focus driven professional, who promotes excellence. One who pursues new skills to acquire what it takes to meet the varying demands and challenges of today’s fast-growing international business world. She has considerable experience in compliance and corporate administration matters.
 

secretary@bviaco.org

Ms. Tritia Guishard has been in the Trust and Corporate Provider Industry for 15 years. She decided to join the Compliance family in late 2016, and was appointed Money Laundering Reporting Officer/Assistant Compliance Officer at her firm Quijano and Associates (BVI) Limited, where she has been working as a Senior Corporate Administrator/Supervisor for the last 10 years. She is currently enrolled in the ICA Advance Certificate program with the intention of soon obtaining her certification as a Compliance Officer. Ms. Guishard joint the Association of Compliance Officers in 2016 and decided to join the executive board where she now serves as Assistant Secretary.

 

asstsec@bviaco.org

Roschelle Smith is an Internal Auditor at Harneys. In this role, she carries out independent reviews across Harneys network globally, and adds value by identifying risks, evaluating controls, and documenting findings and recommendations.

She previously acted in the role as an approved Tier I Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer at a Class I Licencee in Trust and Company Business.

Roschelle holds a MBA(Hons) in Finance along with professional certifications as a member of the International Compliance Association (MICA) and a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).

She has been an active member of BVIACO and now serves in the capacity as Treasurer on the executive committee formed in 2019.

treasurer@bviaco.org

Stacyann Shaw Goodridge,

A qualified Attorney-at-law of over 20 years, Stacyann has held key roles as in-house legal counsel, spanning compliance matters in multiple jurisdictions.

Stacyann holds a Master of Laws in International Law and the ICA International Diploma in Compliance.

She is a former adjunct Lecturer with the BVI Financial Services Institute where she delivered in the University of London’s Law program as well as the ICA Diploma in Governance Risk and Compliance.

Stacyann is the Director of Compliance for TMF and is fluent in Spanish.

educhair@bviaco.org

Adenike Sicard is a lawyer who has been practising in the BVI since 2000. She is a partner at Sinclairs (BVI) and head of the Corporate and Commercial Department. In addition, Adenike advises on compliance issues and anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws and regulations in the BVI.

She has been a member and Legal Chair of the BVI Association of Compliance Officers since 2013. Adenike was also an event speaker at the BVI FSC and CFATF - Joint Compliance Conference held in October 2013 and holds a graduate diploma in International Compliance.


 

legalchair@bviaco.org

Blondell M. Challenger’s early education began in Nevis and she continued to pursue her academic and professional endeavors in the British Virgin Islands. She holds an Associate Degree in Science, concentration in Corporate and Trust Administration, an International Compliance Association Certificate in AML awareness with Distinction and an International Compliance Association – International Diploma in Compliance along with other accolades which aid her chosen profession in compliance.

Ms. Challenger is a member of the International Compliance Association and serves as a member and sits as the Ethics Chairman of the BVI Association of Compliance Officers and Practitioners.

She is currently employed as an approved Tier I Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer and has been employed in the Financial Services Industry for more than 20 years.

ethiscschair@bviaco.org