Our Team of Money Management Experts
The policy direction of MoneyMasters is guided by Chairman Dr. Patrick Thelwell along with directors Claudette Crooks, Dennis Hickey, Trevor Blake, Carol Anglin, Winsett Thomas, Carroll Miller and Kevin Richards.
MoneyMasters Leadership Team
Finance & Operations Manager
Hugh has thirty-three (33) years of combined experience in the fields of External & Internal Audits, Accounting and Financial Management across several dominant industries. His work experience saw him heading large finance and accounts departments, as well as handling the finance and cash flow management on large technical projects. Hugh is also a Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Technology. Hugh has attained ACCA level 3 P2 Corporate Accounting and AAT certification among others.
Ms. Claudette Crooks
President for MoneyMasters Limited
Claudette Crooks has thirty (30) years’ experience in the financial services industry with twenty (20) years in Senior Management positions. Her work experience spans the Capital Markets, with experience in the fixed income, equities and corporate finance markets. Her initial experience in the financial industry was with the commercial banking sector. Claudette Crooks is known to have conceptualized, opened and successfully operated her own investment firm, Investment Masters Limited that was later sold to Guardian Holdings Limited.
She conceptualized and co-founded Today’s Money Limited, a financial information firm. Claudette Crooks now commits her experience and passion for investing to MoneyMasters Limited, a money management firm. Claudette Crooks holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of the West Indies and a BSc. in Management Studies from the same institution. Her qualifications also includes a number of industry specific courses spanning asset management, securities trading and portfolio management.
Mr. Trevor Blake
Director, Audit and Governance Committee Chairman
Trevor Blake is an accomplished businessman who has dedicated more than forty (40) years of service to the financial and manufacturing sectors. He brings to MoneyMasters the wealth of experience and expertise that he has garnered over the years in finance through his responsibilities and management of accounts,administration and human resources while also serving as corporate secretary. He currently commands dual responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Exotic Products Jamaica and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Boss Furniture Company.
Trevor has been lead or support consultant on various projects for the private and public sectors, as well as for bi-lateral agencies such as the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
His experience also includes developing and presenting courses in Corporate Governance, Strategic and Tactical Thinking and Planning, Anti-Money Laundering, Asset/Liability Management, Credit Administration and Risk-based Lending. Trevor has also researched and presented on the Feasibility of Central Stabilization and Liquidity Programmes for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Credit Unions.
Trevor’s educational profile includes a Bachelors’ Degree in Business and an MBA – Int’l Finance through a consortium graduate Programme. In addition to being a passionate and devoted financial expert, Trevor is also a quintessential volunteer in the Credit Union Movement for over forty (40) years. A devout church man, he is also a proud volunteer on the board of the Hampton School for twenty-three years and now serves as the institution’s Chairman.
Mr. Christopher Robinson
Compliance and Risk Manager
Christopher Robinson has been a finance industry professional for more than twenty-five (25) years. He
has served as a director of COK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union Limited for over twenty-one (21)
years and served as treasurer since 2008 until his appointment as secretary in 2013.Chris brings
to MoneyMasters Limited his broad experience in the financial sector which spans being a financial
analyst with the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance and Country Manager of CUNA Mutual Group
in Jamaica. He has also served as a Human Resource Development Officer (HRDO) and teaches Accounts
and Management related subjects.
Christopher was educated at the University of the West Indies where he gained his Bachelors of Science
Degree in Management Studies and later successfully read for a Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance.
He also holds the Fellow of Life Management Institute (FLMI) designation from the Life Office Management
Association (LOMA) in Atlanta, Georgia.
A service oriented individual, he has been President of the Kiwanis Club of Kingston, President of the
Life Insurance Companies Association of Jamaica, Honorary Trustee and Treasurer of the Jamaica Medical
Foundation. He has also been the Chairman of the Jamaica Co-operatives Insurance Agency Limited since
Dr. Patrick Thelwell
MoneyMasters Chairman, Chair of Finance & Risk Committee
Dr. Thelwell has over 30 years’ experience in business financing, accounting and investment management in various public and private sector organizations. He is formerly the General Manager of the Jamaica Mortgage Bank and also act as its Chairman for the 2016-2018 period. He currently operates as an independent Financial Consultant
Dr. Thelwell has been duly inducted as a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder with the CFA Institute. He hold a Certificate in Education from Mico University College, a BSc. Degree in Management Studies, from the University of the West Indies, a MBA in Finance and Investments from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Phoenix.
His passion is Economic Development.
Mr. Kevin Richards
Mr. Richards is the Chief Executive Officer of Kingston Properties Limited where he is tasked with driving the strategic objectives of the company and maximizing shareholders’ value. His career spans over 20 years of experience in the areas of media, investment management and real estate. He is a former Senior Director at Investments at Jamaica’s National Insurance Fund, a multi-billion dollar government controlled pension scheme and has held senior executive positions with leading investment houses in Jamaica. He holds a B.A. in Spanish and Economics from the University of the West Indies; an M.A. in Economics from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada; a certificate from the Canadian Securities Institute and successfully completed the Real Estate Salesman course from University of Technology in Jamaica. He currently chairs the Real Estate Board of Jamaica and the Commission of Strata Corporations and chairs the Finance Committee of both instituions and is a member of the Developer’s Application and Audit Committees. He is also a Commissioner of the Financial Services Commission since August 2017.
Mr. Winsett Thomas
Director, HR Committee Chairman
Mr. Thomas comes to MoneyMasters Limited with over twenty-four (24) years of Human Resource Development experience with approximately twenty-three (23) of those years in the specific area of Industrial Relations. Mr. Thomas holds a MBA in Human Resource Management from U.W.I – Mona School of Business and BSc (Hons.) at the University of the West Indies. Mr. Thomas is also a Justice of the Peace.
Mrs. Carrol Miller
Director, Marketing Committee Chairperson
Mrs. Carrol Miller brings to the Board of MoneyMasters Limited 37 years of experience in management having successfully owned and operated her own business since the mid-eighties. She is a teacher by training and is a graduate of the Mico Teachers College. She currently chairs the Marketing Committee of the Board.
Ms. Carol Anglin
Carol Anglin has served on the Board of Directors of COK Sodality since 1995. A Management consultant, she has more than 20 years’ experience in commerce and business development, qualitative and quantitative research, institutional development, marketing, export marketing management, sales management and organizational development. She is the currently the Managing Director of Ebony Business Printers.