The Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner
served as Governor of the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank, from December
1989 to November 2015.
Prior to that he served in the position of Director of Finance
and Planning in the St Lucian Government between November
1981 and November 1989.
The Hon Sir Dwight is an Economist by training and was educated at
the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica where he
obtained both a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master of
Science (MSc) Degree in Economics. He served as a Junior Research
Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at
the University of the West Indies and then as a Lecturer in
Economics from 1974 to 1981.
He has written and published extensively in the areas of
Monetary and International Economics, Central Banking, Public
Finance, Economic Development, Political Economy and International
Selected publications include Monetary Policy and a Stable
EC Dollar, 1996; Surmounting the Barriers to Development,
1996; The Prospects for a Unified Caribbean in the New International
Economic Order, 1996; Prospects and Policy Options for
the ECCB Area, 1997; Economic Theory and Development Options For The Caribbean:
The Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lectures 1996-2005, 2007.
Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, and a member of the Commission for Growth and Development, World Bank. He is also Chairman of the OECS Economic Union Task Force Committee, and the UWI Open Campus Council.
The Hon Sir Dwight received the award of Commander of the British
Empire (CBE) in 1996 in St Lucia and was recognised as a Distinguished
Graduate of the University of the West Indies on its 50th
Anniversary in July 1998. In June 2001 he was awarded Knight
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
(KBE) in St Vincent and the Grenadines for services to the
financial sector. In October 2003, the Hon Sir Dwight was recipient
of an honorary degree, the Doctor of Laws from the University
of the West Indies. In December 2011, he was awarded the Saint Lucia Cross for distinguished and outstanding service of national importance to Saint Lucia.
His hobbies include cricket, racquet ball, netball, pistol
shooting, hiking, jogging, music, reading, collecting paintings,
crystals, miniature boats and coins, travel and photography.
The Hon Sir Dwight is married to Lynda Arnolde Winville Venner nee
St Rose and they have seven children.