Brenda Pope is a Management Consulting strategist with almost 40 years of diverse working experience and a demonstrated track record in client transformational and change management assignments around organisational, process and technology improvement across the Caribbean. A Barbados Scholar, with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and an MBA (Distinction) from Henley Management College, she also holds the CMC and CISA professional designations.
Her experience spans a wide range of private and public sector clients in banking, general insurance, commerce, hospitality, finance, manufacturing, transport and social security. A recognised expert in ICT, information security and information risk management, she also specializes in IT strategy and governance, requirements analysis, software selection, implementation and deployment. She also provides strategic planning, change management and institutional strengthening as well as project management services.
Brenda is currently managing director of ConsultBP, an independent consulting company specialising in technology-enabled transformation. She is also a Director and Chief Project Officer at the FinTech payment and solutions enterprise, Global Integrated FinTech Solutions (GIFTS), dedicated to creating a simple and secure payments infrastructure in emerging economies. She recently retired as Advisory partner at KPMG Barbados where for the last eight years she also held overall responsibility for KPMG’s management consulting services across the Caribbean.
Passionate about the need for excellence and quality in the consulting profession, she is a past president, and current vice-president, of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) and in 2018 was the first Caribbean consultant to be designated a CMC-Global Accredited ISO 20700 Trainer – the global ISO standard for management consultancy services.
A past chair of the EDUTECH2000 Advisory Committee on computer technology in education, she was also a member of the TVET subcommittee on ICT, and the Advisory Committee on e-commerce legislation for Barbados.
She strives to be a role model for women and girls wishing to work in the technology arena and in 2012 was honoured by the Information Society of Barbados for her contributions to the growth and development of ICT in Barbados over 30 years.
Brenda is the founding president of the Barbados Chapter of IWF. She has been Chairperson of Sport for Life! (Barbados) since inception, is a trustee of Sport Legacy Foundation UK, as well as a past member of the editorial board of Business Barbados and is 2nd vice-chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society Barbados. A committed Rotarian, she was the 50th and first female president of the Rotary Club of Barbados (RCOB).
Brenda serves on the board of LUMIN Consulting (formerly UWI Consulting) as well as a number of international business companies. She is a regular contributor to local and regional business publications and has made numerous ICT and Business Performance presentations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.