Mrs. Lisa Gale
Mrs. Sharon Alleyne
The Barbados Accreditation Council appoints new management
The Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) has welcomed Mrs. Lisa Gale
as its new Executive Director and Mrs. Sharon Alleyne has assumed the
position of Manager Technical Services with effect from July 1, 2020.
Lisa Gale is an experienced trade policy advisor, trainer, chartered
director and management consultant who has served in both the public
and private sectors of Barbados. More recently she was Managing
Consultant at Lisa Gale Consulting, and Director of L.E.G Development
Services Inc. where her most recent portfolio was serving as Resident
Advisor to the Caribbean Development Bank’s Caribbean Growth Forum for
2018 and 2019.
Prior to this, Lisa served as Executive Director of the Barbados
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) from 2010 - 2017. She was the
first female to hold that position in the then 184-year old
institution. Mrs. Gale represented the Chamber at various levels
including leading the business community’s advocacy agenda locally,
regionally and internationally and was lauded for the several
stakeholder relationships which have been fostered under her
The new Executive Director is no stranger to the public service having
spent almost a decade working as a senior advisor to Government on
International Trade Policy. She served as a Senior Economist with the
Foreign Trade Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign
Trade, held a short stint as Chief Research Officer at the Ministry of
Tourism and served as Economist in the Ministry of Industry and
International Business. Mrs. Gale holds both a Master’s degree in
International Trade Policy which she gained with Distinction and a
Bachelor’s degree in Economics and History with honours from the
University of West Indies. More recently Lisa has been a moderator on
the VOB’s Down To Brass Tacks.
Speaking about her new role Mrs. Gale explained that she hopes to use
her experience and training to assist the Council in charting the
course forward as Barbados navigates in a post COVID environment. Mrs.
Gale says she relishes the opportunity to work with the existing team
at the BAC which upholds values of leadership, quality,
professionalism, integrity and teamwork.
In addition, the BAC has appointed Mrs. Sharon Alleyne as Manager
Technical Services. Sharon has amassed a wealth of experience and
qualifications and is eager to continue on this trajectory of quality
assurance and enhancement, customer service, education and training
over her career. Coupled with holding leadership positions at both
Cable & Wireless (Jamaica) Ltd and the BAC, Mrs. Alleyne has earned
Post-Graduate Certificates from the Vocational Training Development
Institute and the University of Melbourne in Pedagogical Studies and
Quality Assurance respectively. She holds Master’s degrees from Nova
Southeastern University and the University of Phoenix; and an Honours
Bachelor’s degree from The University of the West Indies.
The BAC, which became operational in 2006, was established by an Act
of Parliament in 2004 with responsibility for registering and
accrediting tertiary educational providers and their programmes in
Barbados. It also grants and verifies certificates of recognition for
the CARICOM Skills Qualification issued to nationals of member states.
Poised with the authority to set standards for registration,
programmes of study and accreditation, the Council’s Chairman Ann Lady
Hewitt in welcoming the new management said that the Board is pleased
to add new talent and experience to the existing highly trained staff
and stands confident that these augmented human resources will assist
in advancing the BAC’s vision as it seeks to become a world class,
dynamic quality assurance agency for post-secondary/tertiary education
Both Mrs. Gale and Mrs. Alleyne have served on several government and
non-governmental boards and committees in Barbados and the region.