The Office of Procurement Regulation (OPR) is governed by a Board, Members of which are appointed by the President pursuant to Section 10 of the Act. The Members of the present Procurement Board are:
|Beverly Khan||Chairman/Procurement Regulator|
|Robby Bhola||Deputy Chairman|
|Revd. Joy Abdul-Mohan||Member|
|Herdis Lee Chee||Member|
|Dr. Anthony Lamb||Member|
Chairman and Procurement Regulator
Ms. Beverly S. Khan is the Procurement Regulator and Chairman of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago, who was appointed on June 28th, 2023 for a period of five (5) years.
Ms. Khan holds an MA in Applied Economics from the John Hopkins University, USA and a BSc. in Economics (1988) from U.W.I., Trinidad and Tobago. She is also a Project Management Professional (2015) and a PROSCI Certified Change Manager (2019).
Being the consummate professional, Ms. Khan has dedicated 32 years to public service, where she has consistently delivered excellence in development planning and public policy formulation, through her confident, highly motivated and results-oriented approach.
Ms. Khan’s proven record of accomplishment is engraved in the various leadership positions she has held in the public sector, including that of Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.) and Permanent Secretary (Ag.). Ms. Khan’s other notable placements of national service encompass the roles of: Counsellor for Trinidad and Tobago in the Office of the Executive Director for the Caribbean Constituency at the IADB in Washington DC, USA; Deputy National Coordinator for the V Summit of the Americas and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2009, attached to the Office of the Prime Minister; and General Coordinator for the 8th Americas Competitiveness Forum in 2014, attached to the Ministry of Planning and Development.
During her auspicious professional tenure, Ms. Khan has also built a distinguished record of delivering high quality work, while successfully managing multi-disciplinary teams, in diverse environments and contexts, ranging from being appointed by Cabinet to sit on various committees, to serving on national commissions, task forces and councils, all formed to treat with a myriad of issues of national interest.
For her outstanding and meritorious contribution to the Public Service, Ms. Khan was awarded the Public Service Medal of Merit: Gold, on September 24th, 2023.
In her free time, Ms. Khan enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures, as well as gardening and listening to music.
Robby Bhola is the Deputy Chairman of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
He is a Chartered Accountant with over nineteen (19) years progressive experience. Currently, Robby is the Principal of Robby Bhola and Associates where he leads the professional services firm which specialises in virtual CFO services, cloud and virtual accounting solutions, taxation services, consulting, external audit and internal audit services for clients in several industries.
Robby was admitted to Membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2005 and became a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2010. He also received the Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT). Additionally, Robby holds a Practising Certificate from ICATT in 2013 and was certified as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) in 2017. Robby continued his academic pursuits and was admitted to the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) in 2018.
Robby worked with a medium sized practice at the start of his career obtaining accounting, taxation and auditing experience for clients in the hotel, retail and manufacturing sectors where he also reviewed and proposed adjustments to financial statements reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
He soon held the role of Audit Senior at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barbados, and gained audit experience for clients within the following industries; banking, oil and gas, insurance, Government Agencies, distributors and retail industries. Robby then moved to Deloitte & Touche, Bermuda, where he gained experience auditing hedge funds reporting under IFRS and US GAAP. Robby relocated to Deloitte & Touche, Trinidad, as an Assistant Manager and progressed to Partner. Robby’s initial focus was external audit where he led audits and was also the concur review partner for clients of varying sizes and complexities within the financial services, insurance, oil and gas, manufacturing, retail and state enterprises. He also led the teams and signed off the Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) reports for all internal and external audit clients. Robby later led the outsourced internal audit department for the firm and served clients in the financial services, insurance and manufacturing industries.
Robby performed the role of Practice Reviewer whilst at Deloitte i.e. visiting other Deloitte Offices and grading of audit files in accordance with the firm’s audit methodology, some locations where reviews were performed include Bermuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands and South Africa. Further to the above, Robby performed the role of Engagement Remediation Leader for audit findings resulting from practice reviews for Deloitte Caribbean Firm.
Tracey Rojas is a member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
She is a legal practitioner with close to twenty (20) years’ experience, Tracey has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation and was a former Partner in the litigation department at a leading law firm. Her diverse experience spans exposure to areas such as property, tort, construction, banking, intellectual property(copyright/trademark), employment/industrial relations, domestic and cross border taxation, regulatory and contractual claims, amongst others. She has also worked as in house legal at different Ministries and state entities and in the procurement field with an Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) funded programme.
Tracey holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of the West Indies, a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Hugh Wooding Law School, a LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice (Merit) from the University of Edinburgh, a PgDip in Technology, Media & Telecommunications law from Queen Mary University of London and a MSc in Business Analytics from Purdue University. She is also a certified Mediator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She also chairs a disciplinary tribunal for a statutory service commission.
Tracey is a member of and is actively engaged in charitable service with community and religious based organisations. Her special interests lie in the law and practice around emerging technologies, privacy, digital risk management, ethics, and compliance.
BSc, MSc, PhD, DIC, CMarEng, CEng, FIMarEST, MIET
Dr. Anthony Lamb is a member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with over eighteen (18) years’ experience in the areas of structural analysis, design and assessment of onshore and offshore structures in Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom (UK). Dr. Lamb holds a PhD in Earth Science and Engineering Research with specialisation in Computational Geo- mechanics from Imperial College, London. He received the Chevening Scholarship from the University of Wales, Swansea, to pursue his MSc in 2003 and earned it with Distinction, in Computational Modelling and Finite Elements in Engineering Mechanics. Dr. Lamb also holds a BSc in Civil Engineering (First Class) from The University of the West Indies (UWI).
Additionally, Dr. Lamb is a Registered Engineer (REng) with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago (BOETT), as well as a Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng) and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, UK (FIMarEST).
Currently Dr. Lamb functions as an engineering consultant providing support in advanced numerical analysis, asset integrity management, design engineering and project management. At previous engineering consultancy and construction firms, he has successfully provided engineering support for Clients/Operators in the commercial, residential and energy sectors in Trinidad and Tobago, and the energy sectors in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Malaysia and Thailand. Of note, he has also published papers in international, academic and professional journals, as well as for conferences.
As a member of the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain (RCCPOS), Dr. Lamb serves on the Membership Committee. He has also served on the Club’s Board of Directors, as Director of membership, for the 2014 – 2015 Rotary year.
For leisure, Dr. Lamb continues to explore numerical solutions for Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) and Computational Geo-Mechanics. Of course, time is also set aside for his daughter, whose current goal is to beat him at Chess!
MSc, ACMA, CGMA
David Charlerie is a member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
He is a management accountant with over twenty-four (24) years’ experience in budgeting, management and financial reporting, with core competencies in financial, strategic and cost analysis, and budget analysis and presentation.
David is particularly adept at public sector accounting principles, having held progressively senior accounting posts in the public service for eighteen (18) years. Today, he is the manager operations at the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation.
David’s academic achievements include a Master’s Degree in International Finance, a certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection and SAP Certified Application Associate. He also holds an ACMA, CGMA designation with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Apart from honing accounting prowess, David has developed superb communication skills as a member of the Toastmasters International Club, having held notable positions and copping illustrious speaking titles, including Competent Communicator, Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze status.
David is committed to developing effective personal leadership skills, including emotional intelligence, effective personal productivity and coaching; not only for himself, but also as a community builder and contributor.
Nadine Bushell is a member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
She is currently the programme coordinator at the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS). At CARICOM IMPACS, Nadine is responsible for managing the Agency’s portfolio of programmes and projects. This involves project formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as resource mobilisation.
Nadine’s career has been in the field of development and project planning and management. She has worked in this field in the Public Service of Trinidad and Tobago, in the Ministries of Planning and Development and Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs. Previously, Nadine worked with the United Nations Development Programme Caribbean Sub-regional Resource Facility, based in Trinidad and Tobago.
Nadine has extensive experience liaising and working with various international and regional development agencies and various stakeholders, including government and civil society, to mobilise and to manage the utilisation of development resources, geared towards national and regional development.
Nadine has an MSc in Development and Project Planning and is heavily involved in civil society work in the Caribbean region, through her involvement in the International Association of Lions Club. She is also a past district governor (DG) of district 60A – Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname, and a past council chair for the Caribbean region.
Nadine is very active with the Catholic Commission for Social Justice in Trinidad and Tobago.
Frederick Bowen is a member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Bowen is a Manager with thirty-two (32) years’ progressive experience in Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management and Business Systems and Processes Management with specialisation in the Energy-based
Industries and the Health Sector. His experience in the Energy Sector spans Power Generation, Methanol Production, Natural Gas to Liquids Processing and Oil and Gas Exploration and Production.
Mr. Bowen has made significant philanthropic contributions whilst serving as the President and member of the Rotary Club of Couva/ Pt. Lisas, the UWI St. Augustine Alumni Association in which he is a Life Member and an executive member for over eighteen (18) years. He has served as President for four terms and has also represented the St. Augustine Branch on the University Council, Board of Graduate Studies, the St. Augustine Campus Council and the UWI Endowment and Development Fund. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Maintenance and Security and Training Company (MTS) in the position of Vice Chairman.
Over his career Mr. Bowen has demonstrated strong leadership skills, analytical and negotiating expertise, along with keen networking and communication skills. These abilities have contributed to his track record as being a recognised professional in his field.
Mr. Bowen holds an MBA (Hons) from Andrews University Michigan USA, a BSC. in Industrial Management from UWI St. Augustine and a post graduate diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management (MCIPS) from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply in London. He also possesses extensive training and certification on Business Planning and Development, Neuro Linguistics Programming, Business Law, Strategic Procurement Planning and Business Communication.
Mr. Bowen is an avid sports fan and supporter of steel pan music.
BSc, MBA (Dist)
Herdis Lee Chee is a member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
He is a uniquely diversified senior executive and advisor in procurement and supply chain management. Herdis holds an MBA in International Trade, Logistics and Procurement with Distinction from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and a BSc in Economics. Herdis has also undergone extensive training in management, leadership and quality auditing.
With over forty (40) years’ experience in the public and private sectors, Herdis has in-depth experience in the development of contracting strategies, drafting contracts and contract management, development of ITT and tender management.
Some of his key roles include contracts & procurement team lead at British Gas of Trinidad and Tobago, supply chain manager at Tucker Energy Services Limited, procurement and logistics manager at the Public Transport Service Corporation and supply chain management consultant.
Herdis’ passion for people development has engaged him as a part-time, associate lecturer for the MCIPS Professional Graduate Diploma at the Purchasing Supply and Management Tuition Centre and for the Contracts and Procurement Fraud module of the Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Auditing and Fraud, at the College of Science Technology and the Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT).
His desire to serve extends to his parish community, where he is engaged as a member of the Holy Innocence R.C. Church Music Ministry. Herdis has also served as the secretary of St. Benedict’s College Past Students Association and has offered alumni support for recruitment initiatives for the MBA ITLP program at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
Herdis immensely enjoys football, and has managed the Diamond United Football Team.
RT. REV. JOY ABDUL-MOHAN
LTH, CERT. HE, MA(TS)
Rt. Rev. Joy Abdul-Mohan is a member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
She is an ordained Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago (PCTT) for the past thirty-three (33) years and is the Moderator of the Synod, PCTT.
Rt. Rev. Abdul-Mohan, also known affectionately as Rev. Joy holds a Licentiate in Theology from SATC, Master of Arts from the Princeton Theological Seminary and Certificate of Higher Education in Law from the University of London. She is also currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Education (Minor in Law) as an independent student to facilitate her goals of personal development and serving the real needs of ordinary, grassroots people.
Rev. Joy was the first female Principal of the St. Andrew’s Theological College (SATC) where she served for eight years and lectured for 28 years, she was also the first local woman to graduate from SATC and the first female Presbyterian Minister to serve as an Independent Senator in the 10th Republic Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.
Rev. Joy served as an Ecumenical Associate in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. and Moderator of the Caribbean and North America Area Council 2002-2004 (CANAAC). She has represented her church and presented papers at several consultations hosted by World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), the World Council of Churches (WCC), Council for World Mission (CWM) and the Caribbean and North America Council for World Mission (CANACOM) in the Caribbean, Brazil, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Thailand, England, Kenya and India. Some of these papers are published in periodicals and as resource material. She recently published a simple Devotional, “Reflections and Prayers During COVID-19”.
Rev. Joy has been involved in Community and Ecumenical work for the past 30 years and is the Vice President of the Rapid-Fire Kidz Foundation and served as a Prison Chaplain for ten (10) years where she championed Restorative Justice. She works with the elderly, abused women and children on a daily basis.
Rev. Joy is married, has a household of amazing and loving dogs and has an immense love for reading and nature.
Natasha is an attorney with over twenty years’ experience in the Energy Sector. She has held various key senior management portfolios in the Treasury, Risk, Insurance, Commercial and Legal/Corporate Secretarial functions, where she has led complex multinational LNG negotiations, been an integral part of the team delivering substantial value through brownfield project development (including financing and insurances), held responsibility for managing and building customer relationships to the strategic benefit of the business and led the company’s legal team on significant arbitrations, litigations and re-openers. In recognition of her accomplishments, Natasha was invited to participate as member of the expert panel of the Juris Conferences Annual Damages in International Arbitration Conference (2017).
Natasha was admitted to practice in 1997 and is an alumna of the University of the West Indies – Bachelor of Laws Degree (Upper Second-Class Honours) (1995) and Master of Laws Degree, Corporate and Commercial Law (2006). She has served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Turtle Village Trust and on the Disciplinary Proceedings and Appeals Panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT)
A proud mother of a son, Natasha is passionate about all things Trinbagonian and is a sport and fitness enthusiast.
Currently, Natasha is the Vice President of Law and Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago, with responsibility for the company’s corporate governance, legal and ethics and compliance functions and, as part of executive management, assisting with the development and implementation of the company’s long term strategy.