Launched in December 2015 the Islands’ Investment Promotion Agency, Invest Turks and Caicos, is a statutory body which facilitates investment enquiries and operates under the Islands’ Encouragement of Development Ordinance and the 2012 Investment Policy which provides a framework for encouraging, prioritising and incentivising domestic and foreign investment.
The Agency is dedicated to providing free and confidential advice and support, including: information on the local business climate; facilitating the investment process through liaison with key Government Departments; advice on Government incentives and concessions to investors; introductions to local service providers/suppliers; advice on immigration matters, including permanent residence certificates; and specific ongoing support following the set up of a business.
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Board Of Directors
The Agency is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the following five directors:
- two persons appointed from the private sector;
- the Permanent Secretary for Finance or his representative;
- an attorney from the Attorney General Chambers with experience in civil and commercial transactions; and
- the Director of Strategic Policy Planning Department or his representative.
|Board Of Directors|
Walter T. Gardiner
Our Management Team
Angela Musgrove, born and raised in the Turks and Caicos Islands, distinguishes herself as profoundly driven and focused; embracing the core values of integrity, excellence and selfless service. With graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Economics and Finance respectively, she is passionate about nation building. She was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2013 for her services to youth development in the TCI and is excited about her continued contribution to the development of these islands in her current role as SVP-Investor Services. This role brings a sense of pride and fulfilment, being able to promote the business opportunities available in the Turks & Caicos, attracting investment, that will ultimately improve the quality of life for the people of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Mother, Wife, and Entrepreneur, she enjoys simple pleasures, including family time and reading. She considers her volunteer work with the youth population as one of the most rewarding ways to give back to her community as she firmly believes that you cannot build a nation without first empowering its people!
Vice President-Marketing and Promotion
Trina Adams-Smith has a solid marketing background with over 12 years of experience in marketing and communications. In her previous roles as Marketing Specialist and Head of Marketing at Digicel Turks and Caicos, Trina was instrumental in developing and executing marketing strategies to ensure revenue and market share growth. She created greater equity and visibility for the Digicel brand and was responsible for the exponential growth of the company’s social media and online marketing activities.
Trina joined Invest Turk and Caicos in April 2015 as Vice President of Marketing and Promotion where she oversees all aspect of the company’s marketing and communications activities.
Trina holds a Bachelors of Commerce Degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University and a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Vice President-SME Development
Alexa Cooper is the Vice President, Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) Development at Invest Turks and Caicos, with responsibility for the Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises Programme. Prior to joining Invest TCI team, she worked in several mid-level management positions. Notable is her four years as Business License Manager in the Revenue Department in the Ministry of Finance, where she has proven to be an invaluable asset to her peers and the community at large.
Alexa holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica through the Turks & Caicos Islands Community College, and a Postgraduate Certificate from Leicester University, UK.
Actg Vice President-SME Development
Anissa Adderley is a dynamic and innovative professional, who has over twelve years of experience working in several industries. She has held management positions in various sectors including Retail, Hospitality, Telecommunications, and Investment Promotions. She now serves as Acting Vice President of Small, Medium, and Enterprise (SME) Development at Invest Turks and Caicos.
Anissa’s professional goal as Acting VP of SME is to educate, empower and inspire the nation. She is driven and passionate about her role and eager to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs to realize their dreams. Her objective is to work jointly with the government and relevant stakeholders to create a robust and thriving economy where entrepreneurs and small businesses can flourish.
Anissa holds an M.Sc. in International Business from Nova Southeastern University and received her B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Palm Beach Atlantic University (cum laude).
Legal & Compliance Officer
Judith Garland is a highly motivated and progressive professional who prides herself in her contribution to the national development of the Turks and Caicos Islands. During her previous employment with the Government, she contributed to significant development initiatives such as the National Parks Programme and the Environmental Centre, the Solid Waste Management Programme, and the National Strategic Health Plan. She also worked on development projects such as the Grand Turk Cruiseship Port, Amanyara Resort, and Ambrigis Cay Development. From a legal perspective, she has guided several bills through the legislative process, including the National Parks Ordinance and Crown Land (Illegal Occupation) Ordinance. Judith holds an LLM in Environmental Law and Policy and LLB with honors from the University of London. For the past four years she has worked with Miller Simons O’Sullivan, one of the leading law firms in Providenciales, where she practiced in the areas or property conveyancing, Immigration, Probate and real estate development. Judith is an excellent fit for the Agency and takes great pride in ensuring that her advice and guidance to the Agency is timely and of the highest standard.
Judith has a passion for running and runs/walks almost daily. An active member of the Provo Roadrunners, her mission is to inspire women and girls to increase physical activity through walking and running as a part of healthy living.
Investment Services Executive
Salik Garland – a native of the Turks and Caicos Islands who prides himself on achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. Salik has been in business for over 5 years, and during this time he has achieved a degree in BA Business Administration in addition to working in various client facing positions in London UK such as: Customer Consultant; Senior Sales Executive; Account Executive; Business Development Manager and currently Investment Services Executive at Invest TCI.
Salik is passionate about the Turks and Caicos Islands and the economic development of the country. When working with him, you can expect proactive solutions and someone who is committed to providing the best help and guidance with your investment project in the islands.
Outside of work, he is outgoing and is always happy to develop relationships and connections with people from all walks of life.
Investment Services Executive
Sheryl Mclaughlin joined the Invest Turks and Caicos team in March 2019 as the Investment Services Executive. She is tasked with the management of foreign and domestic investor development related projects.
Prior to joining the TCI Invest team she held the position of Platinum Associate at CIBC First Caribbean Bank for approximately ten years. She brings a vast amount of experience in high net worth client account management, maintenance and compliance to the team.
She is a highly driven and resilient individual that continues to enhance herself both personally and professionally. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing with a minor in Finance from the University of Tampa and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Finance.
Sheryl approaches all matters with integrity and high ethical standards and acknowledges the importance of retaining confidentiality in a business environment.
Corporate Services Manager and Accounting
Deborah Astwood a wife and mother, born in the beautiful Islands of Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk. Deborah Astwood is a Professional, Career Oriented Individual who worked in various managerial positions in areas of Business and Hospitality since 2000.
Mrs. Astwood is the holder of a Diploma in Computer Operations, A Post Graduated Certificate in Corporate Administrative Secretaryship, B.Sc. Degree in Organizational Management (Hons.) and M.Sc. Human Resources Management.
Mrs. Astwood is a member of various civic organizations, The Kiwanis and Soroptimist Club of Grand Turk. Mrs. Astwood is currently employed at Invest Turks and Caicos, as the Corporate Services Manager and Accounting since 2015.
Mrs. Astwood life’s motto “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
Marketing Support Officer
Hezron Henry joined the Invest Turks and Caicos staff in June of 2016 as Marketing Support Officer; tasked with ensuring the marketing and operational elements of Invest TCI function effectively. He brings with him experience as Programme Officer of the TCIG Health Promotions Unit where he was responsible for programme development and management, and design and implementation of promotional resources. Hezron holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix; a boundary-spanning field of study relating to how information and communication technologies (ICT) can be deployed to improve business processes and enhance the organisational value.
MSME Support Officer
Marzena Hinson – is a Turks and Caicos Islander who has recently joined the Invest Turks and Caicos Islands Team in the role of MSME Support Officer. She holds 5 years’ experience as prior to joining Invest TCI, she was employed with CIBC First Caribbean Bank for 7 years as a Sales Support Officer. Marzena also appreciates that operating with integrity and ethical standards takes a person far in life.
She has a high level of knowledge and training in working with client management, due diligence, and establishing a confidential and professional environment.
Marzena is self-motivated and is a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Temeka Rigby holds the role of Administrative Officer of Invest Turks and Caicos Agency. She is a native of Bottle Creek, North Caicos, where she completed both her primary and high school education.
In 2005 Temeka was employed by TCInvest, the former Investment Agency, as Credit Assistant Officer and Receptionist.
Temeka is currently enrolled in Penn Foster College where she is pursuing an Associate Degree in Human Resource Management.
She is a wife of 18 years and a mother of three fantastic children.
- Turks and Caicos Government
- Ministry of Border Control & Employment
- Turks and Caicos Tourist Board
- Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association
- Turks & Caicos Islands Financial Services Commission
- Turks & Caicos Islands Bar Association
- Turks & Caicos Real Estate Association
- National Chamber of Commerce
- Turks & Caicos Islands Airport Authority
- Providenciales International Airport
- Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies
- Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED)
- Turks & Caicos Bankers Association
- Turks & Caicos Insurance Managers Association