Council at its 50th Meeting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on 7 December 2018, appointed Dr Wayne Wesley as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®), with effect from 1 August 2019. Dr. Wesley joined CXC®’s executive team in June 2018, as Director of Operations, with portfolio responsibility for Examination Services and in addition assisted in providing strategic leadership and management to the organization in fulfilling its regional mandate.
The Registrar/CEO is passionate about regional integration and development, particularly the fostering of Human Capital Development through education and training, having spent over twenty-nine years in both education and training in Jamaica, the region and internationally. His professional experience spans industrial engineering, technical education, consultancies, strategic leadership, and executive management. His strategic vision is to reposition and transform CXC into a regional enterprise for greater regional impact.
Prior to joining CXC®, Dr Wesley provided strategic leadership for the largest trust fund and training agency in the Caribbean Region as Executive Director of Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/ National Training Agency (HEART Trust/NTA) in Jamaica. He was elected and severed as Chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities (CANTA). During his professional career, he served at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) which culminated in his promotion and appointment to the academic rank of Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the Industrial Engineering Programme.
As a member of various boards, Dr Wesley has given of his time and expertise to strengthen leadership and governance of organisations in the field of education. These include the Council of UTech, Jamaica, the University Council of Jamaica, the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning and international committees such as, the Technical Committee of the International Labour Organization and the WorldSkills International Strategy Committee. He has also shared his expertise with regional project steering committees, namely, the CARICOM Education for Employment Programme and the Regional Labour Market Information System.
Dr Wesley brings to the role of Registrar/CEO, extensive knowledge gained through his Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering from Florida State University, a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems from Southern Illinois University, a Bachelor of Education in Industrial Technology with First Class Honours from UTech, Jamaica, a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services Management from Jamaica Stock Exchange e-Campus, and a Level 8 Certificate in Strategic Direction and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute, UK. Dr Wesley also completed post graduate studies at Columbia University obtaining Certification of Professional Achievement covering critical issues in International Relations. As a strong proponent of continuing education, he has successfully completed Executive Education programmes at Harvard University and Manchester Business School in Innovation and Leading Economic Growth, and Advanced Management, respectively.
A 2003 Fulbright scholar, Dr Wesley is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK, and a Fellow of the American Society for Quality.