NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Dr. Cassandra Nottage was appointed to the post of the National Identified Risk Framework Coordinator (NIRFC), effective August 14, 2018. Dr. Nottage has over 40 years of experience in Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation.
Dr. Nottage held the post of Manager of Bank Supervision at The Central Bank of The Bahamas for 12 years (2002 – 2014) with a total tenure of 36 years with the institution. Post departure from the Central Bank, Dr. Nottage commenced a financial sector and regulatory consulting business. It is through this consulting business that Dr. Nottage would be recruited to assist the Office of The Attorney General with its AML/CFT/CFP mandate and progressed to the posting as the NIRFC.
Dr. Cassandra Nottage is a decorated Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism Veteran. An avid scholar, Dr. Nottage took up the challenge to pursue a Doctorate’s Degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in International Business), days after retiring from the Central Bank, with Walden University after a 31 year hiatus from Academia.
Dr. Nottage successfully attained a Doctorate Degree from Walden University on October 28, 2018 and celebrated this milestone event on January 19, 2019 at formal graduation exercises. Dr. Nottage’ studies centred on the Bahamian financial sector – “Compliance Strategies to reduce the risks of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing”.
Dr. Nottage has held prominent positions on the Central Bank’s Policy Advisory, Monetary Policy, Regulatory Decisions and Financial Stability Committees. She is a past Director of the Bahamas’ Deposit Insurance Corporation, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Financial Expert, Caribbean Director on the governing Board of the Association of Banks of The Americas, twice past Chair of the Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors and an Associate of the Toronto Leadership Centre.
Dr. Nottage has been a guest lecturer with the Bahamas Compliance Association and Bahamas Institute of Financial Services for 17 years lecturing in the ICA Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Diploma Programmes and the Banking Certificates programme.
Dr. Nottage, while at the Central Bank travelled widely representing her country at international and regional conferences and seminars where at times she was a presenter on topical issues of banking supervision and anti-money laundering issues.