Press Release

Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade
Release Date:
Wednesday, 18 October 2023 - 2:18pm

Ms. Ayana Glasgow has been appointed Executive Director of International Business Regulations in the Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade.

Ms. Glasgow brings to the post over 25 years of experience in the field of financial services and will be cultivating enhanced collaboration between the Government of the Virgin Islands and key stakeholders within the financial services sector to advance business development, strategic objectives, and policy initiatives.

Additionally, the Executive Director will work to coordinate the development of a comprehensive national policy for the financial services sector.

Minister for Financial Services, Labour, and Trade, Honourable Lorna G. Smith, OBE congratulated Ms Glasgow on her appointment.

Honourable Smith said, "Ayana's recruitment is pivotal in our ongoing efforts to strengthen the ministry's resources. Her wealth of experience spanning both the regulatory and private sector, is a critical asset in advancing the financial services agenda. I have complete confidence that she will be an outstanding addition to our team."

Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer Jr. said attracting talented and experienced individuals like Ms. Glasgow is a representation of our commitment to building a World Class Public Service.

Mr. Archer Jr. added, “Public Officers like Ms. Glasgow play a major role in our vision of excellence in the Public Service. I cannot wait to see the incredible work she will do.”

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Ms. Petrona Davies, said Ms. Glasgow is highly respected, with great knowledge of the regulatory landscape and the challenges and opportunities within the industry.

“I am confident that Ms. Glasgow will play a key role in advancing the Ministry's agenda and keeping the Virgin Islands as a leading international business and finance centre,” Ms. Davies added.

Ms. Glasgow expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to serve at this capacity as well as an outlook for her future in this role.

“I am deeply honoured at the opportunity to serve in this role. It is crucial that we continue to foster engagement between key stakeholders, including the private sector and competent authorities, to navigate the challenges we face. My goal is to serve as the linchpin that makes this collaboration happen,” she said.

In this role, Ms. Glasgow will work closely alongside the Minister, as well as with other senior staff in the ministry and stakeholders throughout the industry.

Ms. Glasgow earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Acadia University along with a Master’s in Business Administration: Global Development from the University of Phoenix.

The new Executive Director also boasts a decorated career, having served as the Deputy Director, Banking and Fiduciary Services at the BVI Financial Services Commission; Director of Ogier Fiduciary Services (BVI) Limited; Executive Director of Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee Trust (BVI) Limited.

The Government of the Virgin Islands remains committed to ensuring the financial services sector continues to function at global standards.


Eusa Z. Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
Tel: 284.468.2219