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Mr Errol N Allen
Deputy Governor of the ECCB
1974 - 2005
    Former Governor       
Former Deputy Governor

Mr Errol N Allen, a Vincentian, received his tertiary education in the United Kingdom. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Economics by the University of London, and a Master of Science Degree in International Economics by the University of Surrey.

Mr Allen worked for a period in the United Kingdom Government Service following his graduation, before returning to the Caribbean to take up a position with the Guyana Development Corporation in 1972.

In 1974 he joined the then East Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA) in Barbados as Manager, Research Department, before the Institution moved to St Kitts in 1975. He received Executive Management Training at the London Business School and attended Specialist Training Courses in Banking and Finance at the Bank of England and International Monetary Fund. He also spent a year with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Special Appointee.

Mr Allen was appointed Deputy Governor in 1983, when the Institution was upgraded to a Central Bank, and became the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. He is also the President of the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Banking and Financial Services, (ECIB) and Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Banking and Financial Institutes (CABFI).

Mr Allen was named in the ‘Who Is Who in Central Banking 2001’, and in the 2001-2002 edition of
International Who’s Who of Professionals’. . He is an active member of the Rotary Club of St Kitts, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He is currently the Editor of the Club’s Weekly Bulletin - SUGARWHEEL.

Mr Allen describes himself as a sports enthusiast and lists reading and music as his hobbies. Mr Allen retired from the Bank on 31 March, 2005.

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