Three senior appointments approved for TT Revenue Authority

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Three senior appointments approved for TT Revenue Authority

Three people have been appointed to serve in top positions in the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority (TTRA).
They are Patsy Latchman-Atterbury, Helen Thomas-Brown and Riad Juman.

The trio was approved by the House of Representatives on Friday after Finance Minister Colm Imbert debated three motions to appoint Latchman-Atterbury, Thomas-Brown and Juman as the authority’s director-general, deputy director-general (domestic tax) and deputy director-general (customs and excise).

Latchman-Atterbury and Thomas-Brown’s appointments were approved by respective votes of 19-14. Juman’s appointment was approved by a vote of 20-17.

Imbert said the trio were all suitably qualified for their respective positions.

As director-general, he said Latchman-Atterbury has the dual responsibility of institutional building and strategic and operational leadership of the authority. He added that Latchman-Atterbury’s professional experience includes leadership roles in entities such as Scotiabank and the Bank of Nova Scotia.

“Based on these qualifications and experience, Mrs Latchman-Atterbury is highly qualified and suitable to lead in the position of director-general of the TTRA.”

Regarding Thomas-Brown, Imbert said she is a career public servant.

“She currently holds the position of commissioner of inland revenue from 2022 to the present time.”

He said her responsibilities include leadership and strategic direction of the Inland Revenue Division’s operations with respect to tax administration.

Juman, Imbert continued, is a Deputy Comptroller of Customs and Excise and acted as Comptroller on several occasions. He said Juman has received local and foreign training in areas such as detection and combating of smuggling of illicit drugs, arms and ammunition.

The House also laid the order to extend the deadline for implementation of the authority.

Earlier this month, Imbert said the deadline for the implementation of the authority was further extended. The new deadline is now April 30. The extension was gazetted on April 2 and signed by Imbert.