Council at its 50th Meeting in St. Vincent, 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 in June 2018, as Director of Operations, Examination Services. As Director, Dr. Wesley assisted in providing strategic leadership and management to the organisation. In addition, he oversaw the planning, development and operation of the core examination services of CXC, to the organisation’s regional and international stakeholders.
The new Registrar/CEO is passionate about regional integration and development, particularly fostering Human Capital Development through education and training, having spent the last twenty-five 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.
Prior to joining CXC, Dr. Wesley led the Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/ National Training Agency (HEART Trust/NTA) in Jamaica, in the role of Executive Director and was Chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities (CANTA). During his professional career, he served at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) and his time there 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 assist 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. As a strong proponent of continuing education, Dr Wesley also continues to delve into further study. 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 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.
Dr. Wesley takes over from former Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch who retired at the end of July. Mr. Cumberbatch joined CXC in 2007 in the role of Pro-Registrar, based in Jamaica, and was later appointed Registrar in 2014. He joined the organisation after three decades in various education roles, including serving as a Local Registrar for CXC, during his time within the Ministry of Education in Barbados.
Under his leadership, CXC has revolutionised performance assessment in the Caribbean. New generation subjects such as Animation and Game Design, Biotechnology and Green Engineering have been introduced along with the CXC Associate Degree. New systems were established to improve the delivery of information, examinations and results such as e-testing, e-certificates, a mobile app. The organisation through its focus on stakeholder engagement, forged new relationships with distinguished educational partners and expanded its geographical reach into the Caribbean Netherlands.