Dr Wayne Wesley

Registrar and CEO

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. As Registrar/CEO, Dr Wesley is entrusted with the responsibility to provide innovative leadership to the organisation in fulfilling its regional mandate. His strategic vision is to reposition and transform CXC® into a regional enterprise, effecting greater regional impact and global influence.

As an experienced chief executive with proven corporate governance and business acumen for inspiring high impact strategic results, he is passionate about regional integration and development, particularly the fostering of Human Capital Development which is a critical pillar for economic development. He is a transformational leader with over 30 years of service to education and training in the Caribbean region and internationally. Dr Wesley has acquired expertise in diplomacy, international relations, institutional development and strengthening, and crisis management.

During his professional career, Dr Wesley provided strategic leadership for the largest trust fund and training agency in the Caribbean Region as Executive Director of the Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/ National Training Agency (HEART Trust/NTA) in Jamaica. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities (CANTA), Senior Lecturer and Programme Director at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) and a board member of the University Council of Jamaica. He has also shared his expertise with the CARICOM Education for Employment Programme, the Regional Labour Market Information System Committee and the technical committee of the International Labour Organization. Currently, Dr Wesley is serving on the CARICOM New School Model Committee and the Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT).

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 the 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. In addition, he has 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 has published and presented several journal articles and conference papers. He is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK, a Fellow of the American Society for Quality and a commissioned Justice of the Peace (JP) in Jamaica. He is a devout Christian and is married with three children.