The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank offers both conference and
The Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, named
in honour of the Bank’s first governor, is a multi-purpose
facility. It seats a total of five hundred persons, four hundred
downstairs and one hundred in the balcony.
The Maltin Moving Conference Centre,
named in memory of a former senior Director of the Bank, can
accommodate 160 persons, seated theatre style, or 45 persons
Special amenities include:
About Sir Cecil Jacobs
• State of the art lighting
• Ticket Office
In 1952 he was awarded a scholarship and pursued studies
in accounting in Leeds, England. Sir Cecil became an Associate
of the Association of Certified Accountants, and later, a
fellow of the Association. He received further training at
the Crown Agents and the Colonial Office in London. Sir Cecil
made a rapid rise within the St Kitts Government Service;
he acted as Financial Secretary from 1958 – 1961, before
being appointed on transfer as Financial Secretary, St Vincent
and The Grenadines.
Bank thought it befitting to formally recognise Sir Cecil
Jacobs, first Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central
Bank for his sterling contribution to the promotion and
development of the financial sector in the Eastern Caribbean
Currency Union. Accordingly, in July 2002, the Monetary
Council agreed that the auditorium at the headquarters
building be named the “Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium”.
Sir Cecil’s illustrious career began in the Treasury
Department of the St Kitts Government Service in 1941.
In 1973 he was appointed Managing Director of the East Caribbean
Currency Authority (ECCA) which was then based in Barbados.
He led the negotiations for the withdrawal of Barbados from
the ECCA in 1974, and organised the transfer of the operation
of the institution from Barbados to St Kitts in May 1975.
Sir Cecil was appointed Governor of the Eastern Caribbean
Central Bank when it was established on 5 July 1983.
During his tenure in office, Sir Cecil managed the process
of conversion of the link of the EC Dollar from the Pound
Sterling to the US dollar. Thereafter, through appropriate
monetary management he ensured that the external value of
the currency was maintained. Sir Cecil retired from the Bank
On 15 June 2002, Cecil Albert Jacobs, MBE, CBE was awarded
Knight Bachelor of the British Empire (Civil Division) by
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, for his lifetime service
in the financial and banking industry in St Kitts and Nevis,
St Vincent and The Grenadines, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.
About the late Maltin Moving
Mr Maltin Moving joined the then Eastern
Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA) in Barbados in 1973
as Assistant Accountant. He was appointed Accountant
in 1975 and Senior Accountant in 1980.
In 1983, when the institution was upgraded
to a central bank, Mr Moving was appointed Manager,
Banking Division. His subsequent appointments were as
Director Bank Supervision and Internal Audit in 1985,
Internal Auditor in 1988 and Senior Director Internal
Audit in 1995. Mr Moving died in May 1999, while still
in the employ of the Bank.
In recognition of his years of dedicated
and loyal service to the Bank, the Maltin Moving Conference
Centre was named in his memory.