A former Central Bank executive has been confirmed as The Bahamas' National Identified Risk Framework Coordinator (NIRFC) with responsibility for leading the fight against financial crime.
Dr Cassandra Nottage has more than 40 years' experience in anti-money laundering/counter terrorism financing, having held the post of manager of bank supervision at the Central Bank of The Bahamas for 12 years from 2002.
After spending 36 total years with the Central Bank, Dr Nottage upon departure started a financial sector and regulatory consulting business. From here she was recruited to assist the Attorney General's Office with its anti-money laundering/counter terrorism financing mandate and progressed to the NIRFC post.
Dr Nottage has held positions on the Central Bank's policy advisory, monetary policy, regulatory decisions and financial stability committees. She is a past director of the Bahamas' Deposit Insurance Corporation; Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) financial expert; Caribbean director on the governing Board of the Association of Banks of The Americas; twice past chair of the Caribbean group of banking supervisors; and an associate of the Toronto Leadership Centre.
Dr Nottage has been a guest lecturer with the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO) and Bahamas Institute of Financial Services for 17 years, lecturing in the ICA Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Diploma programmes and the Banking Certificates programme.
She pursued a Doctorate's Degree in Business Administration days after retiring from the Central Bank at Walden University. Her studies centred on the Bahamian financial sector - Compliance strategies to reduce the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing.