The Antiguan Observer has reported that the Antiguan government has recently appointed Charmaine Quinland-Donovan as the new head of the Citizenship Investment Unit (CIU). Ms. Quinland-Donovan is the first Antiguan national to hold this position, and will take the helm at the end of March. Her professional banking background is filled with experience of citizenship investment, compliance and due diligence.
Ms. Quinland-Donovan attended the University of the West Indies and obtained a BSC with first class honours. She is a Chartered Director, a fully qualified anti money laundering specialist, and has years of experience working in the banking industry. Her banking experience includes serving as the Head of Compliance at the Bank of Nova Scotia, where she was responsible for nine countries, and supervising multiple licensed financial institutions in the East Caribbean.
When asked to comment on the new hire, Prime Minister Gaston Browne replied “Given Ms Quinalnd-Donovan’s training and experience, our international partners can be assured of the integrity of our CIP and its safeguards against money-laundering, counter terrorism financing and the security of other nations”.