Mr Grenville Williams

Mr Grenville Williams

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Mr Grenville Williams

Mr. Grenville T. Williams serves as Director, Asset Recovery Unit (ARU) of the Regional Security System (RSS) – a role which encompasses capacity building, legal and regulatory strengthening and enforcement in countering serious organized crimes and money laundering across the Eastern Caribbean. He first joined the ARU as Regional Financial Investigations Advisor.

Prior to that, Grenville functioned for a decade at the St. Vincent and The Grenadines Financial Investigations Unit (SVGFIU). Eight of those years were spent as Director where under his leadership the SVGFIU became internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in financial investigations related to Proceeds of Crime and the recovery of assets. He provides training and expert advice at numerous compliance and money laundering engagements worldwide in places such as Taiwan, Washington DC, Brazil, Jamaica, Barbados and the OECS.

Grenville is an Attorney-at-law and obtained his Bachelors of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies and Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. He holds a Masters of Law (LLM) with specialization in Banking and Finance from the University of London and a Post-graduate diploma in Compliance from the International Compliance Association. He is a trained CFATF mutual evaluation examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).  Additionally, he is a St. Vincent and the Grenadines National/Island Scholar.

Mr Graham Archer

Mr Graham Archer

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Mr Graham Archer

Mr. Archer is a retired career police officer who joined staff of the Regional Security System (RSS) in March 2013 in the position of Manager, International Affairs and Corporate Services. He was appointed to the position of Deputy Executive Director in October 2016.

Mr. Archer spent five years in the teaching service, qualifying as a trained teacher during that period.   He joined the Royal Barbados Police Force in 1977 and retired after 34 years’ service in October 2011 in the rank of Senior Superintendent.

A significant portion of Mr. Archer’s service was spent in the Intelligence field; he is a former Head of Special Branch, the Force’s Intelligence Division. He has received extensive training in the United States of America, United Kingdom and the Caribbean, and is a graduate of Bramshill Police College in the U.K.

In the rank of Senior Superintendent, Mr. Archer commanded the Southern, Northern and Operational Support Divisions of the Force respectively.  He was also required to act on several occasions in the position of Assistant Commissioner in the Force’s Headquarters.

He has also served in the Barbados Prison Service on two separate occasions on secondment.  During the period 2001 – 2003, Mr. Archer was attached to the Prison Service as Assistant Superintendent (Deputy Head) as part of a transition leadership team to formulate and implement new strategies and programmes for the Prison Service. Again in the period 2005–2008, Mr. Archer returned to the Prison Service after prisoners burnt the existing prison and had to be housed in an improvised facility until a new prison was constructed.

Mr. Archer is a graduate of the University of the West Indies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science and an Executive Diploma in Management (Human Resource Concentration). He is also a graduate of the Caribbean Leadership Project’s (CLP) Leadership Development Programme.

He has a passion for photography and sports.

Captain (N) Errington Shurland

Captain (N) Errington Shurland

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Captain (N) Errington Shurland

Captain (N) Errington Ricardo Shurland was appointed Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS) by the RSS Council of Ministers in February 2017.  He is the former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force with over 33 years of military service.  During his career in the military, Captain (N) Shurland served in several operational and administrative posts.

He also served as Barbados’ alternate representative at the Organisation of American States and Chief of Delegation at the Inter American Defence Board. Captain (N) Shurland has served as Barbados’ delegate to the United Nations and the International Maritime Organisation.  He was also an adviser to the Barbados delegations, negotiating the Maritime Boundaries and Fisheries Agreements with Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.

He is a graduate of the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England and the Command and General Staff College of the United States Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He holds a Master’s degree in Maritime Administration from the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden.  He is also certified in Elections Management and Mediation from American University and University of Windsor respectively.

His military honours include the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Governor-General’s Medal of Honour, the Services Medal of Honour, the General Service Medal and two Defence Board Commendations.