Our shareholders include Cave Shepherd and Co., a Barbadian public listed Company and Mr E. Neville Isdell, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca Cola Company.
Board of Directors
Sir Geoffrey Cave is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Cave Shepherd & Co. Limited. Sir Geoffrey was first elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1970. He chairs the Boards of associates, DGM Financial Group, Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd, and Signia Finanical Group Inc. He also serves as Chairman of subsidiaries, Fortress Fund Managers Limited and Fortress Caribbean Property Fund Limited, SCC.
In 2007, the University of the West Indies conferred on him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) and in the Queen’s New Years’ Honour’s List in 2003, he was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. His distinguished career in business in Barbados and the region was recognized in 2001 when he was honoured with the Caribbean Master Entrepreneur Awards.
Sir Geoffrey was awarded the top honour of Knight of St Andrew in the National Awards for Independence Day on 30th November 2016.
Sir Geoffrey holds a B.Comm. from McGill University in Canada.
Mr E. Neville Isdell is the former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company where he worked for 43 years. Mr Isdell serves on the boards of a number of NGOs, including CSIS and chairs the Investment Climate Facility. He is passionately involved globally in wild life and is Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund US and a member of the WWF International Board of Trustees, and Trustee of Rhino Conservation in Botswana. Mr Isdell previously served on the board of General Motors, and is a director of CHQ Dublin Limited in Ireland.
Mr Isdell has been resident in Barbados since 2000. He is a shareholder and director of the DGM Group of Companies and is a member of the DGM Audit Committee and Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Anthony Audain joined the Board of Fortress Caribbean Property Fund Limited SCC in 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit and Corporate Governance & Nomination Committees.
Mr. Audain currently serves as a director on DGM Financial Group of Companies. Mr. Audain was the Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Group of Companies until September, 2008.
He is the Managing Partner of Aâstra Law Chambers and heads its Commercial, Corporate Law and Value Added Tax (VAT) Practice. His practice is directed at advising public corporations, officers, directors and insurers on a range of legal issues.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom.
Roger is the founder and Managing Director of Fortress Fund Managers Limited which has successfully managed the Fortress Caribbean Growth Fund, Fortress Caribbean Property Fund, Fortress Caribbean Pension Fund and the Fortress Caribbean High Interest Fund.
Roger is a CFA charterholder as well as a Chartered Accountant. Roger is a board member of the Barbados Stock Exchange and CariCris, the Caribbean’s sole credit rating company.
John Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Cave Shepherd & Co. Limited. He is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the Company as delegated by the Board.
Mr. Williams serves as a Director on the Boards of Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Inc., DGM Financial Group, Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd, GCS Limited and Signia Financial Group Inc., associates of Cave Shepherd. He is also a Director on the following subsidiary companies, Fortress Fund Managers Limited and Fortress Caribbean Property Fund Limited, SCC.
Mr. Williams is a mathematics graduate of Manchester University, UK. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (FCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (FCA).
Terry Hanton FCA, MRICS
Terry Hanton is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Valuation Surveyor who specializes in consultancy and advisory services to the real estate and hospitality sectors. He has been living in Barbados since 1981 and after his early career with Pannell Kerr Forster he joined St James Beach Hotels (now Elegant Hotels) as Finance Director
Terry is Managing Director of Property Consultancy Services a subsidiary of Altman Real Estate, the largest real estate firm in the island.
Terry is a Director and Investment Advisor to Fortress Caribbean Property Fund and several other associated Boards and joined the DGM Board in September 2016.
Terry is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Barbados Estate Agents and Valuers Association and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados.
Our Management Team
Wayne Fields FCCA, FCA – President
Direct Telephone (246) 434-4870
Wayne is President of DGM Financial Group of Companies. He joined the Group in November 2012. Prior to his appointment, Wayne worked at Coopers & Lybrand, later PriceWaterhouseCoopers for 37 years in various senior roles throughout the Caribbean. From 1996 until his retirement in 2006, he was Managing Partner, Assurance Partner, Financial Services Group Leader, and Tax & Corporate Leader for PriceWaterhouseCoopers Eastern Caribbean advising International Banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, and their top tier companies on financial management, tax and corporate practices. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados.
Wayne assumed responsibility for the Group’s business development strategy and promoting its captive insurance management, corporate and trust services to both new and existing clients.
Justin Cole, CPA CMA – Vice President Management Services
Direct Telephone (246) 434-4856
Justin Cole, a Chartered Professional Accountant is an experienced senior executive who has managed several companies over the past ten years in the international business sector in Barbados.
Justin graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree, where he received The D.I. McLeod Scholarship for general proficiency. He was awarded the Queen’s Centre for Enterprise Development B.Comm Entrepreneurship Award, and the Student Technology Venture Challenge award for most promising business idea presented at the Ottawa for Research and Innovation Conference.
Justin joined DGM on 1st March 2016 as head the Management Services Department providing leadership and guidance to the team as well as assisting with the overall business development and the strategic direction of the Company.
Stefan Mayers LLB, LEC – Manager, Legal and Compliance
Direct Telephone (246) 434-4861
Mr. Mayers joined DGM in October 2018 as Manager, Legal and Compliance. He is an Attorney-at-Law with an extensive background in regulation having served previously as a Fair Trading Commissioner and for 12 years as Legal Officer with the regulator for international business. He was responsible for updating existing legislation and facilitating the drafting of new legislation to enhance the international business sector, such as Private Trust Companies, Foundations and the Corporate and Trust Service Providers Act.
He is a trained Anti-Money Laundering country assessor and has worked with Barbados’ regulators to address the jurisdiction’s compliance obligations to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force. He is a member of both the Association of Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Assoc. of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS).
Sharon Lewis – Trust Manager
Direct Telephone (246) 434-4853
Sharon joined DGM in September 2017 as our Trust Manager. Sharon has gained extensive experience in Trust and Corporate administration having worked in 2 large Canadian offshore banks in Barbados where her portfolio of clients included high net worth individuals, Trust, Estates, Pension Plans and International Business Companies based in Europe, North America and Latin America. Sharon obtained the STEP International Certificate in 2015 and is currently pursuing the STEP International Diploma.
Paula Forde, ACCA – Finance Manager
Direct Telephone (246) 434-4863
Paula Forde obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with Upper Second Class Honours from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in 2005. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados. Prior to working at DGM Financial Group, she spent five years as an Auditor at PwC from 2005 – 2010. Subsequent to that, she held the position of Accountant at the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd. for four years – 2010 to 2015, joining DGM Group in March 2015 as Finance Manager.