Understanding Risk

Mr. Gregory Rose

Chief Executive Officer, Lynch Insurance Brokers, Chair of the BCCI Disaster Risk Reduction Committee More >

Gregory Rose, ARM is Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Lynch Insurance Brokers Ltd. and its Group of Companies, with over twenty four years experience in the risk and insurance industry. His responsibilities include insurance broking for a number of multinational broking accounts, development of alternative risk financing structures such as captive insurers, and design and implementation of risk management programs for Lynch''s clients. Mr. Rose holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bishop'''s University, Quebec, Canada and is an Associate in Risk Management with the Insurance Institute of America. Less

Ms. Andria Grosvenor

Deputy Executive Director (Ag), Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) More >

Andria Grosvenor is a humanitarian, with a passion for helping people manage disaster risks, to which she has devoted herself for twenty-five years.

Currently working with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) as the Deputy Executive Director (ag), her endeavours over the last few years have been more strategic than operational, focusing on strategic and corporate planning, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation. Ms. Grosvenor has also been the focal point for reporting on the regional achievement of results within the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy which contributes to the Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.

She was also the main facilitator for the consultation leading to the development of the document on Building a Pathway for Caribbean Resilience In her current portfolio as Acting DED, she leads the Technical Programme Management Division (TPMD) with responsibility for the strategic and technical leadership of the Agency's Integrated Disaster Risk Management (DRM) programme which spans Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Disaster Risk Reduction, Education, Research and Training. Amongst key programming areas being advanced, is the institutionalisation of the CDM Blueprint which includes development of model policies and programmes that will seek to integrate CDM into national level policies, strategies, legislation and country work programmes, and supporting countries' progress in moving forward these agendas.

Mrs. Grosvenor's experience also covers response support to countries dating back to the Montserrat Volcanic Eruption (1995-1997). Over the years she has provided post impact programming support to British Virgin Islands and Dominica, after the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria 2017 and on the ground responses in Bahamas for Hurricane Irene (2011), Haiti earthquake (2010), Turks and Caicos Islands Hurricane Ike (2008), Guyana Floods (2007), Grenada Hurricane Ivan (2004) and Montserrat Volcanic Eruption.

Andria possesses a B.A. Geography, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation and certified training in Business Continuity Planning. She has researched, written and contributed to several publications, documents and policy papers as well as presented in various disaster risk management fora. Less

Ms. Kerry Hinds

Director, Department of Emergency Management More >

In 2001, Kerry Hinds became a graduate of the Geography undergraduate degree programme at the University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica. She continued her education at the George Washington University Washington DC USA graduating in 2005 with a Master of Science in Engineering Management specialising in Crisis and Emergency Management and received the designation of Applied Scientist in Crisis Risk and Emergency Management from the same University in 2012. She is also a 2017 graduate of the Caribbean Leadership Development Programme.

Miss Hinds assumed the role of Director on May 1st, 2015. In this role, she is responsible for the daily operations at the Department of Emergency Management and the coordination of the National Emergency Management Programme. Previously she was the Deputy Director at the Department of Emergency Management from 2007 to 2015, and Programme Officer from 2001-2007.She has represented the department and the Government of Barbados at several disaster management conferences and meetings both locally and internationally. Ms. Hinds has also worked as a Business Continuity Consultant for the World Bank Group.

Ms. Hinds has also published "Caribbean Disaster Management Project: A National and Regional Approach to Natural Hazard Mitigation The Barbados Experience" in the Sharing Innovative Experiences Examples of Natural Disaster Mitigation in Small Island Developing States, United Nations Development Programme. Less

Mr. Paul Inniss

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Sagicor Life Inc. (Barbados) More >

Paul is a successful and results driven insurance executive who has worked across all business segments within the financial services industries over the last thirty (30) years. He has extensive knowledge and experience in leading high performance teams in the insurance and banking sectors across the English & Dutch speaking Caribbean. He has proven successes in implementing and executing business strategies for large regional financial institutions across seventeen countries and worked with JP Morgan, one of the leading and largest banks in New York, USA.

Highlights of career leadership positions held by Paul to date are as follows:

  • Director, Insurance - CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
  • Chief Operating Officer - Island Heritage Insurance Company
  • Operation Manager - Consumers Guarantee Insurance
  • General Manager for Barbados & Eastern Caribbean Islands with Pan American Life Insurance Group.
  • General Manager, Brydens Insurance
  • Past President - General Insurance Association of Barbados
  • Past President - Insurance Institute of Barbados


  • MBA - Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  • Fellowship (FCIP) - with Specialization in - Risk Management University of Toronto/Insurance Institute of Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • Risk Manager (CRM) - Institute of Risk Management - Canada
  • Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) - Insurance Institute of Canada, Canada

Ms. Kim Jones

Manager Business Continuity Management, Sagicor Life Inc. (Barbados) More >

Kim Jones is the Manager of Business Continuity Management - Sagicor Life Inc. Southern Caribbean. In her role, Kim is responsible for the Management and oversight of the Business Continuity programme for the Southern Caribbean operations. This includes the execution and maintenance of a business continuity strategy that leverages international standards and best practices. To achieve this, she consults with management and business unit heads on disaster risk management matters, to ensure that the Southern Caribbean operations are prepared to respond to disaster events as well as major business disruptions to minimise the negative impact to business operations, employees and customers.

Kim is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), the holder of a Master's Degree in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management Degree from the University of Wales, UK and an Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management (MInstAM Adv. Dip.) from the Institute of Administrative Management, UK. Less

Mrs. Misha Lobban Clarke

Executive Director, BCCI More >

Mrs. Misha Lobban-Clarke was appointed Executive Director of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) in June 2019. Prior to joining the BCCI, she was the Principal Consultant and Managing Director of her own consultancy, MLConsulting Services. Prior to this, she held the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC), the regional body representing the interest of the accountancy profession in the Caribbean.

Misha is a Management, Public Relations and Communications Specialist, with more than 20 years' experience in management, corporate communications, public relations, stakeholder engagement; events planning, media relations and journalism. Her professional experience includes providing PR consultancy to government policymakers, corporate entities as well as technical membership organizations, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica, where she worked in a senior capacity before assuming the role as CEO of ICAC. She served in this capacity for 10 years (2008-2018) before joining the BCCI.

Misha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. She is also certified by the International Finance Corporation/Global Corporate Governance Forum as a trainer in Corporate Governance Board Leadership. Less

Programme Outline
10:00 - 10:10 a.m.
Moderator's Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Misha Lobban Clarke
Executive Director, BCCI
10:10 - 10:25 a.m.
Two Hazards, One Plan: The Hurricane Season and COVID
Ms. Kerry Hinds
Director, Department of Emergency Management
10:25 - 10:40 a.m.
Improve Your Odds Dramatically: Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies
Ms. Andria Grosvenor
Deputy Executive Director (Ag), Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
10:40 - 10:55 a.m.
The Bottom Line - Caculating the Value of Business Continuity and Resiliance
Ms. Kim Jones
Manager Business Continuity Management, Sagicor Life Inc. (Barbados)
10:55 - 11:10 a.m.
Perspectives on Business Continuity in the Post-COVID World
Mr. Gregory Rose
Chief Executive Officer, Lynch Insurance Brokers
11:10 - 11:25 a.m.
Navigating Disaster, Mitigating Loss
Mr. Paul Inniss
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Sagicor Life Insurance Inc. (Barbados)
11:25 - 11:55 a.m.
Discussion / Q&A Session
11:55 - 12:00 noon
Closing / Wrap-up
Misha Lobban-Clarke