Kirk Henry is a results-driven Information Communication and Technology (ICT) professional with more than 20 yearsâ€™ experience leading and managing teams in support of ICT-enabled business projects. He is a former student of St. Maryâ€™s College and a graduate of the University of the West Indies, where he earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science. He also earned a Master of Science degree in International Finance from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
Prior to joining iGovTT, Mr Henryâ€™s last role was as Head of the Information System department at a leading regional General Insurance organisation. He began his career as an Applications Programmer working on the Y2K problem at the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation. There he worked on all of the corporationâ€™s major systems and moved through the ranks to eventually lead their digital strategy as Head of the ICT division. He spearheaded the organisationâ€™s pioneering thrust into the world of electronic payment systems and 24/7 real time online transaction processing for its suite of investment products. Mr Henry prides himself on his ability to use practical solutions to solve complex business challenges.
He is also an ISACA certified IT governance professional and in 2016 was the recipient of ISACAâ€™s Worldwide Achievement (CISM) Award. He recently completed a three-year term as a returning subject matter expert on ISACAâ€™s CGEIT Exam Item international working group and some of his work has been published in their IT journal. Mr Henry is a proud UWI alumnus and currently serves as an external examiner at the university.
Mr Charles Bobb-Semple is an accomplished, results-driven professional with notable success directing and project leading a broad range of corporate ICT systems initiatives, while participating in planning, analysis and implementation of solutions in support of business objectives. With more than nineteen years of ICT experience, he is a certified project management professional who acquired two Masters degrees, an MBA in Business and an MSc in Computer Science.
Mr Bobb-Semple has a distinguished career spanning organisational restructuring, project management, software development, systems re-engineering, database design and administration. His track record of leadership, sector knowledge and practical experience is vital in helping the organization to achieve its objectives.
Mr Sherwyn Cambridge has been with the Project Management Office at iGovTT from its inception in 2009. He has overseen the successful provision of project management to numerous projects, including TT Bizlink, the well-regarded ICT-based trade facilitation system.
A graduate from Andrews University, Michigan (MBA, Management BSc Computer Information Systems) Mr Cambridge is also PMP Certified and has an eGovernment Certificate. He has worked in New York, Guyana and Barbados before joining the Ministry of Public Administration in 2005. His experience from 2005 to present spans from the conceptualisation and development of ICT policy and business plans to managing the implementation of enterprise wide projects.
Mr Edson Eastmond has more than thirty-five yearsâ€™ of work experience within the telecommunications, automotive, public transport, tertiary education, customer service and ICT industries. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Marketing from the Heriot-Watt University, a Masters of Science degree in Customer Service Management from the University of Leicester and an advanced diploma in Business Management from the Association of Business Executives.
At present, he is charged with the responsibility for the growth and development of the ttconnect unit. The value proposition of ttconnect is seen in citizens increasingly maximizing the accessibility of Government services and information which is made a reality through the use of the ttconnect channels. Mr Eastmond is also the holder of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, has completed Levels 1A and 1B in Spanish from the University of the West Indies, Centre for Language Learning and also completed the Certificate in Project Management Body of Knowledge from the Project Management Institute.
Head, Finance & Administration
Ms Christine Ferreira is a Chartered Accountant (CPA) with over two decades of experience in the industry. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies. Ms Ferreira began her career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse and later worked as Senior Vice President and Financial Controller at a major construction company in Barbados. She spent the last 18 years in private consultancy, enabling strategic, financial and operational initiatives of businesses.
An entrepreneur at heart, she has been committed to promoting regional tourism, co-conceptualizing and building the regional lifestyle brand Island Life, while establishing Island Life magazine as the premier lifestyle publication in the Caribbean. She was responsible for transitioning the magazine into an app, providing advertisers with the cutting edge power of digital advertising in this new mobile communication era. Over the years, she has been a producer of four regional lifestyle television series and co-producer of the regional trade show, Habitat Caribbean. At iGovTT, Ms Ferreira is the Head of Finance and Administration, charged with responsibility of providing leadership and direction to the organisationâ€™s financial and general administrative activities.
Mrs. Neeala Maharaj-Racha has over 25 years’ experience within the industry including 10 years with a Top Fortune 100 company. Her experience has ranged from being part of an entrepreneurial organization, to public sector and finally international organizations. She brings a wealth of skills acquired across a multitude of roles including software engineering/architect, service delivery account manager and solutions sales. During her tenure at Microsoft she has had the opportunity to work across public and private sector institutions across the entire Caribbean territory covering a wide range of verticals and industries. She thrives on assisting customers to become competitive at a global scale and advancing their digital strategy, adoption, efficiencies and maturity.
Neeala is now committed towards ensuring that her strengths and experience can be adapted towards accelerating the growth of the Consulting Division at iGovTT.
Corporate Secretariat /Legal
Ms Janet Peters is an attorney-at-law with in excess of 15 yearsâ€™ experience in law and Corporate Secretarial duties. She currently serves as the Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors and heads the Legal function at iGovTT.
In her capacity as Corporate Secretary/Legal functionary, Ms Peters also has responsibility for ensuring that the Company is in compliance with its statutory and regulatory requirements and is also one of the companyâ€™s contacts for requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
She is passionate about corporate governance and to this end has assisted in the development of the corporate governance framework for the company as well as provided training to staff in this area. In addition to her qualifications in law, she is the holder of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Mr. Sherwin Ragoonanan is presently the Head of Operations at iGovTT. His extensive career in IT spans over a decade in both the private and public sectors having held positions in IT and Electrical Engineering, Project Management, Account Management and ICT Infrastructure Solutions and Services Management and Support. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a certified Project Management Professional.
He is a member of the international professional organisation, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) with membership in the Communications Society (ComSoc) and participation in the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation (ISA) Society.
Mr. Ragoonanan has been consistently and actively involved in the shaping of the national ICT landscape through his engagements in the industry ranging from policy development, infrastructure and application design, procurement, implementation management and support. He is committed and passionate about driving the national ICT agenda with a strong conviction that the effective use of ICT can create a better future for our country.
Head, Internal Audit
Mrs Joanne Sammerson is a dedicated, results-driven ICT professional with experience and training in systems development, administration and management, in the banking and telecommunications sectors.Â She is a data analytics practitioner who is skilled in consulting, risk assurance, financial, operational and strategic auditing activities in all business areas. Mrs Sammerson has developed professional competences in coordinating and managing projects on time and within budget.
She is an ISACA certified Information Systems auditor, with a BSc. in Computing and Information Systems and a post graduate diploma in Strategic Information Technology. At the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, she earned an International Masters of Business Administration, with a specialisation in International Finance.
In addition to planning, her responsibilities include the use of established IT governance frameworks and internal control systems in the execution and management of risk based internal audits. These audits span all functional areas of the company and will support in the achievement of the companyâ€™s mission, strategies and related business objectives.