Wendell Lawrence



Wendell Everton Lawrence OBE, MSc, CPA, CGMA

Wendell E Lawrence OBE has considerable experience in assisting clients in a range of matters including governance, finance, management and taxation. His intimate knowledge of St. Kitts and Nevis and of the Caribbean region helped to establish Caribbean Governance Consultants Inc, the company he founded, as one of the Caribbean’s leading providers of financial consultancy and governance services to a wide range of clients. These include regional clients interested in developing strategic plans or improving corporate governance in their organizations as well as international clients interested in establishing a presence, investing, or doing business in the Caribbean.

He has acquired firsthand knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework and business climate of various Caribbean Jurisdictions through the roles he played as the Financial Secretary of St. Kitts and Nevis, Director of Audit (Auditor General) of St. Kitts and Nevis, a Director of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Chairman of the Regional Debt Coordinating Committee (RDCC), a Director of the Caribbean Development Bank , a member of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) that plays a key role in the Governance of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), and St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary (with accreditation to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Association of Caribbean States(ACS).

His educational and professional qualifications include a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from the University of London, membership of the Eastern Caribbean Association of Chartered Accountants and membership of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He also holds the Certified Global Management Accountant certification, which is issued jointly by the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).