Franka Costelloe appointed to chair InvesTT

Franka Costelloe appointed to chair InvesTT

InvesTT is pleased to welcome Ms. Franka Costelloe as Director and newly appointed Chairman of the organisation. The appointment which took effect August 24th, 2021 was part of a recent announcement by Senator the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry.

Ms. Costelloe who is a Director of Lifetime Roofing Ltd, a full-service speciality manufacturer and contractor of roofing architectural and structural systems, also sits as the Chairperson of First Citizens Trustee Services Limited and is a Director on the Boards of First Citizens Bank Limited, First Citizens Bank (Barbados) Limited and First Citizens Bank (Costa Rica) Limited where she brings expertise in operational negotiations with both governmental and private financial institutions.

Ms. Costelloe brings extensive private sector experience to the role having served as Director and President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association for six years until April 2021. She has also served at the executive level in strategic planning, business development, investment analysis and operational negotiations.  Ms. Costelloe was instrumental in the design of the 2020-2025 Export Strategy for the Association which aims to stabilise, strengthen, and secure the sector, and sees her appointment as an opportunity to further contribute to the growth of the sector and to national GDP.

“I appreciate the vote of confidence and am honoured to be of service to our country in this new role. I see this as an opportunity to build on the advocacy from the various non-energy sectors over the past year for the need to improve the Ease of Doing Business and to foster trade and economic growth. I very much look forward to working with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and on building on the work of InvesTT to create the right environment and incentives to give our country the much needed competitive edge in a post Covid economy.”
Franka Costelloe, Chairman, InvesTT

In addition to Ms. Costelloe, newly appointed Directors to the Board are: Mr. Christophe Brathwaite, Captain Alicia Hackshaw, Mr. Gerard Noel, Ms. Nola Drayton-Smith, Mr. Bevan Narinesingh and Ms. Tricia Beckles,

Ms. Costelloe holds a BSc in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario, an MSc in Building and Construction Management from UWI, and a Masters’ Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute.