Our Team

Chris Bennett

Managing Director

Chris Bennett - Managing Director

Over the past 15 years, Chris has worked with hundreds of UK and international investors and businesses to provide them with high-quality business advice, support and analysis on the markets of the Caribbean and Central America and helped them to grow their businesses.  He has been involved with supporting investment decisions on major transactions with in-country research and support and provided a...

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Sue Springer

Director for Corporate and Government Relations

Sue Springer - Director for Corporate and Government Relations

Sue is the Director for Corporate and Government Relations responsible for delivering on a commercial basis a changing annual programme, driving new business development through marketing the Caribbean Council’s membership and publications services, building the number of new members/subscribers and exploring new fund raising and income generating opportunities. Sues’ career spans some 40 years in the tourism and hospitality sector....

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Maria Tereza Laino

Executive Assistant

Maria Tereza Laino - Executive Assistant

Maria’s main role is to support the Managing Director across the range of the Caribbean Council’s activities including membership programmes, events and project delivery. Before joining the team at The Caribbean Council, Maria was the Events and Marketing Coordinator at The British and Colombian Chamber of Commerce. While at the Chamber, she was responsible for organising a number of high-profile...

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Rachel Collie

Research Analyst

Rachel Collie - Research Analyst

Rachel carries out research on political and economic developments in the Caribbean and Central America to support the delivery of consultancy and advisory projects. She produces the Caribbean Council’s leading fortnightly publications, Caribbean Insight and Central America Briefing and sub-edits Cuba Briefing. Alongside her work at the Caribbean Council, Rachel is currently completing a Master’s degree in International Public Management...

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David Jessop

Consultant and Editor, Caribbean Insight and Cuba Briefing

David Jessop - Consultant and Editor, Caribbean Insight and Cuba Briefing

The former Managing Director of the Caribbean Council, David Jessop has worked on Caribbean issues for over forty years and continues to speak and write on Caribbean issues.  He is the editor of our Caribbean Insight and Cuba Briefing publications. David is a member of the Board of Trustees of Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) in Washington and the Caribbean...

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