NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Board of Directors of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) is pleased to announce that Attorney-at-Law and Chartered Banker Tanya McCartney has been appointed CEO and Executive Director, effective December 1, 2015.
In making the announcement BFSB
Chairman Prince Rahming said, "Tanya
brings to BFSB
the leadership, management and business development skills that are essential to keep BFSB at the forefront of the financial services industry both internationally and domestically.
knowledge of the industry and her
diverse private and public and sector background will enable Tanya
to have an immediate impact on BFSB's day to day operations and the industry's long term strategic development.
We are delighted and fortunate to have someone of Tanya's calibre and reputation join BFSB
at this crucial time in our industry."
Tanya began her professional career in 1997 as Assistant Counsel in The Office of the Attorney General.
She entered the financial services sector in 1999 as Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer for The Private Trust Corporation.
Subsequently she served as Manager, Trust Services for Butterfield Bank Bahamas.
In 2004 Tanya
moved to UBI Groupe - Union Bancaire Privée as its Legal Counsel and Compliance Manager.
She later became RBC Caribbean's Regional Manager for Compliance in 2006, before assuming the post of Managing Director for RBC FINCO, a position she held for six years.
Additionally, she has served as President of the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services for six years, beginning in 2008.
In 2014 Tanya
joined Baha Mar's
management team and most recently held the position of Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Compliance at Baha Mar
, a position she
held until accepting the role of BFSB's new CEO.
Ms. McCartney succeeds Aliya Allen who has served as BFSB's CEO since January 2012.
Ms. Allen will provide transitional support to Ms. McCartney
until December 31.
In commenting on the new position, Ms. McCartney stated: "I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to serve in this capacity.