Senior executive and chartered professional accountant, Kim Tudor, is the new director of the National Insurance Office (NIS).
The appointment took effect on April 1 and was announced by Dr Karen Best, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Social Partnership and Third Sector.
Chairman of the National Insurance Board, Leslie Haynes, Q.C., in welcoming Tudor, said he looked forward to the strategic energy and enthusiasm that she brought to the table, helping to transition a new era of the National Insurance Scheme’s (NIS) development to support the national growth agenda.
He noted that Tudor, who has more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officer at the National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE) and qualifications including a Master of Business Administration from the Syracuse University, USA, would be a significant asset to the NIS team.
Tudor has previously served in several senior positions in financial management, strategic planning and customer experience management. She has established herself as a seasoned, visionary executive and a strategic planning expert during her distinguished and exemplary career.
She is also recognised in the Caribbean as a pioneer in total quality management and service excellence. In addition, she introduced the first national indexes for customer satisfaction and employee engagement in Barbados and served on the team which developed one of the first strategic plans for Barbados. She is also an adjunct lecturer with the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business, UWI on the Executive Diploma in Management programme.
Tudor’s accounting career began in 1986 at the Shell Antilles and Guianas Ltd in Barbados. She went on to become a Director at the Quality Management Consultancy Co. Ltd in Jamaica and a Tax and Treasury Accountant in Singapore. She has also worked in Jamaica, St Maarten, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States.
She is currently a member of the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Barbados where she has served for several years, a member of the International Women’s Forum, the Rotary Club of Barbados and a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Barbados Central. (NIS/BGIS)