Port of Spain, Trinidad-March 26, 2021.The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago (ICATT), held its 51st Annual General Meeting virtually on March 25th 2020. Re-elected for a second term as President is Denise Chinpire- O’Reilly. Dwayne Rodriquez- Seijas has also been re-elected Vice- President. The President is a Chartered Accountant and Managing Director of KS Chinpire Contracting Services Limited while the Vice- President is an Assurance Partner at PwC who has been with the firm for some 20 years.
ICATT members voted online for four new members to serve on its 12-member Council after vacancies arose. The four are: Renée-Lisa Philip of PKF Trinidad – a chartered accountant and audit and taxation specialist of thirty-two years, Christopher Ramjit, Managing Director of Next Generation Chartered Accountants, Edmund Phillips of the Financial Institution Supervision Department of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and Marissa Quashie a financial services sector leader within KPMG where she has worked for more than 20 years. Re-elected are former president, Stacy-Ann Golding (S.N. Golding Financial Services Limited), Adrienne D’Arcy (EY), Keith Andre Mills (Massy Group), Arun Seenath (Deloitte), Diane Mano (Attorney-at-Law) and Dinesh Bhola (DSB Financial Solutions Ltd.) Nicole Joseph and Vijay Parabdeen retired from the Council after serving nine and three years respectively.
Addressing the AGM, Mrs. Chinpire O’Reilly described 2020 as “a year which tested the mettle of the Institute, its leadership and its operational capability.” She went on to say, “ I am proud that our response continues to meet these challenges with empathy for our members, adaptations to fit the new normal of professional development activities, engagement with our valued partners and uninterrupted service from the Secretariat. 2020 was the year in which we concluded our 50th Anniversary as a mature organisation looking to the future, our past as prologue.”
The President reported that ICATT, a self-funded NGO, recorded a surplus of $476k for the year ended 31st December 2020 which arose mainly from reductions in operational expenses. However, ICATT experienced a decrease in total revenue of 15.94% compared to 2019.
The 12 member ICATT Council for the term 2021/2022 are:
Denise Chinpire O’Reilly – President, Dwayne Rodriguez-Seijas – Vice President, Stacy-Ann Golding, Adrienne D’Arcy, Keith Andre Mills, Arun Seenath, Diane Mano, Dinesh Bhola, Renée-Lisa Philip, Christopher Ramjit, Edmund Phillips and Marissa Quashie.