In his capacity as Executive Director, Damien convenes the Caribbean 2030 Leaders Network – a group consisting of young, energetic business, political, and civic leaders who meet annually to discuss and engineer the future of Caribbean development. Damien also lectures in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.
Damien’s applied research has been published in numerous CAPRI reports on economic policy. His academic research, on debt, poverty, and international trade, has been published in international journals and edited collections. He is the author and editor (with David Tennant) of Debt and Development in Small Island Developing States, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Damien earned a B.A. from York University in Canada, an M.Sc. from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and a Ph.D. from New York University in the United States, all in economics. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Bitt, Inc. (Barbados) and the Office of Utilities Regulation (Jamaica) and has previously served on the boards of Desnoes & Geddes Ltd., Dyoll Group, Dyoll Insurance Company, the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica, The University Hospital of the West Indies, and The Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society.
Damien is married with three sons.