Ben is Deputy Chairman of Cidel, currently consulting on business and product development opportunities utilizing Barbados’ treaty network. Prior to joining Cidel, Ben was an international tax and managing partner of Ernst & Young, Barbados. In this capacity, he provided international tax services to international clients, including many major multinational companies and high net worth individuals. Ben has over 30 years of experience in both the UK and Barbados. Ben has served as adviser to the Barbados Government since 1998 on double taxation treaty strategy, the development of new legislation, and the impact of international tax developments on the Barbados International Business Sector. Ben is a member of the Barbados Tax Treaty Negotiating Team and has participated in Barbados’ tax treaty negotiations with a number of countries including Canada, China, Italy, Spain, Mexico, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the US. He is also a frequent speaker worldwide on international tax matters. Ben has made a significant contribution to the development and amendment of new and existing legislation in Barbados.
He is currently a member of:
•The Barbados Government’s Joint Policy Working Group
•The CARICOM Working Group on Fiscal Policy
•The Barbados Government’s Council of Economic Advisers
•The CARIFORUM Task Force on the Development of Caribbean International Financial Services
•The Credit Rating Committee of Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (“Caricris”)
He has also served on The United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (2005-2013) and is a former Chairman and Director of the Board of Directors of the Private Sector Association (2007-2011).
In 2012, Ben was awarded the Silver Crown of merit (“SCM”) by the Government of Barbados for services to the Barbados International Financial Services Sector.