Rodney Gallagher, a former partner with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), held particular responsibility for the firm’s work in the Caribbean. From 1989 to 2001, he served as the Financial Services Advisor to the UK Government, where he was responsible for developing anti-money laundering initiatives in several UK Dependent Territories and Independent Caribbean States.
During his tenure, Gallagher played a crucial role in the formation of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), responsible for the initial feasibility study and for drafting the Kingston Declaration. His efforts were recognized in June 1998 when he was awarded an OBE for his services to HMG in the Caribbean.
Since his retirement from the UK Government in December 2001, Gallagher has been retained to advise a number of governments and private sector organizations in the Caribbean on anti-money laundering programs. He has mentored a number of regional FIUs in Barbados, BVI, St Lucia, St Vincent, and Antigua.
- Partner of PWC (former)
- Financial Services Adviser to the Secretary of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London at the British High Commission, Bridgetown, Barbados
- External Commissioner on the board of the Financial Services Commission, British Virgin Islands (2002)
- Advisor to the FIU, St Vincent
- Sole Commissioner on a Commission of Inquiry in to public sector corruption in the BVI
- Chief Investigator for the Commission of Inquiry in to the Ottley Hall Marina in St Vincent