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Leadership Team of the OECS Commission


H.E. Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the OECS 

His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules assumed the post of Director General of the OECS in May 2014. He is responsible for driving the regional integration thrust towards a single economic and social space involving ten Eastern Caribbean States. Dr. Didacus Jules had extensive regional and international experience. He served as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (2008-2014) leading a thorough modernization of the Council. Dr. Jules has also served as Vice President of Human Resources Cable and Wireless Saint Lucia (2005-2008); Permanent Secretary for Education & Human Resource Development Saint Lucia (1997-2008) as well as Permanent Secretary for Education and Chief Education Officer in revolutionary Grenada from 1981-1983.

Dr. Didacus Jules has provided consultancy services to national governments, regional and international organisations in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and North America. He has also served on many private sectors, educational, and philanthropic boards. Dr. Didacus Jules holds a BA (Hons) from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, an MSc in Curriculum & Instruction and a PhD in Educational Policy and Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as an MBA from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill.

Mr. Jenner Caprice, Director of Operations of the OECS Commission

Mr. Jenner Caprice is the Director of Operations of the OECS Commission. He joined the OECS Commission in 2020. He assumed the post of Director of Corporate Services for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) from 2013 to 2020.

Mr. Jenner Caprice has worked as a business development director at local and international levels. He has experience transforming organisations, managing multiple projects and developing and implementing strategic plans including the allocation of financial resources. He is a professional in performance management and a trained Quality Assessor. Mr. Jenner Caprice is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


Mrs. Lucy Jean-Charles, Manager - Office of the Director General

Mrs. Lucy Jean-Charles joined the Organisation in 1997 as Executive Secretary in the Office of the Director General. She is part of the Leadership team of the OECS Commission. As the Executive Assistant to the Director General she plans manages and directs the business of the Office of the Director General and acts as executive office liaison between the Director General, Leadership Team, internal and external stakeholders including development partners, diplomatic representatives, and government officials across OECS Member States.

Mrs Lucy Jean-Charles had an extensive administration career before joining the Commission, having worked for multiple companies in the United Kingdom for approximately 15 years. She was trained in Secretarial Studies at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Saint Lucia and Langham Secretarial College, London.  Mrs. Lucy Jean-Charles holds an Associate Degree in Secretarial Studies and a Private Secretary’s Diploma from the Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries of the UK (now the Institute of Administrative Management).  She also holds a qualification in Business Administration from the Association of Business Executives (ABE).

Mr. Dwight Lay, General Counsel

Mr. Dwight Lay heads the Legal and Governance Division of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. As General Counsel, Mr. Dwight Lay oversees all legal matters for the Organisation including corporate affairs. Prior to joining the Organisation Mr. Dwight Lay worked extensively as a Barrister and functioned as a legal representative for the Government of Saint Lucia. He is a member of The Hon. Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London and the Saint Lucia Bar Association. Mr. Dwight Lay earned his Master of Laws Degree from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. He obtained his Bar Vocational Certificate from the College of Law in London, England and his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom.

In 2008, Mr Dwight Lay was awarded a Diploma in Regional Trade Policy from the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies and was awarded a Certificate in Public Administration from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. Mr Dwight Lay is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in Saint Lucia and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2000.

 Ms. Jacqueline Emmanuel, Director of Economic Affairs & Regional Integration

Ms. Jacqueline Emmanuel-Flood joined the OECS Commission in 2019. She did a stint as Head of the Competitive Business Unit and Trade Policy Facilitator at the OECS Commission before being appointed Head of Economic Affairs and Regional Integration. Ms Jacqueline Emmanuel has more than twenty years of servitude and investment towards the development of the business and trade landscape in Saint Lucia. She is an expert in Development Planning, Project Development, Investment Analysis, Finance and Trade Promotion.
In her former role as Director of the Office of the Private Sector Relations (OPSR), she spearheaded Saint Lucia’s National Export Development Strategy. To add to her exemplary track record of leading roles, Mrs Jacqueline Emmanuel-Flood acted in the capacity of Executive Director for the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture; General Manager at the National Development Corporation; Senior Economist at the Ministry of Planning, Establishment and Training; and part-time Lecturer in Business Administration for the University of the West Indies Distant Learning Programme. Mrs. Jacqueline Emmanuel Flood holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, and a master’s degree in Project Analysis, Finance and Investment from the University of York, in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Chamberlain Emmanuel, Head of Environmental Sustainability Cluster

Mr. Chamberlain Emmanuel assumed the post of Head of the Environmental Sustainability Cluster (ESC). His portfolio includes oversight of programmes and projects spanning: Climate Change and Disaster Resilience; Biodiversity and Ecosystems; Land and Water Resources; Oceans Governance and Fisheries; Sustainable Energy; and Chemicals, Waste and Pollution Management.

Mr. Chamberlain Emmanuel joined the OECS Commission in February 2010, after transitioning from service to the Government of Saint Lucia starting in February 2001 in capacities as Chief Engineer (A/g), Contracts Manager and Civil/Project Engineer. Mr. Chamberlain Emmanuel has 20 years of practical experience as a Civil Engineer and Project Management Professional. 

Mr. Chamberlain Emmanuel holds a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustin, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Development and Project Planning from the University Of Bradford, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (Project Management Institute - PMI), an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from H.E.C. Paris, apart from a myriad of professional development courses and seminars in Engineering, Disaster resilience, Procurement, Project Management and Leadership.

Mrs. Sisera Simon, Head - Human & Social Division

Mrs. Sisera Simon assumed the role of Head of the Human & Social Division in September 2023. Her portfolio includes strategic oversight and leadership of programmes and projects covering:  Social Inclusion and Social Protection, Education, Health and Youth Development programmes.

Mrs. Simon is an educator with thirty (30) years of experience in the field of education. Prior to joining the OECS Commission in 2013, she served in several capacities within the Ministry of Education of the Government of St. Lucia, including Education Planning Officer, Research Officer as well as Training Officer.

She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with additional certification in Early Childhood Education and a Master's in Education with emphasis in Secondary Education from Cameron University. She is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute - PMI, and continues to engage in continuous professional development in Monitoring & Evaluation, Education Statistical Data and Analysis, Performance-Based Management, Disaster Risk Reduction and School Supervision and Reform.

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