Hon. Senator Reginald Farley
His. Hon. Sen. Reginald Farley, JP, CPA, CMA, became the President of the Senate of Barbados in September 2020. He is a Barbadian Chartered Accountant, consultant, former Cabinet Minister and diplomat, who immediately prior to his appointment as President of the Senate, was the High Commissioner of Barbados to Canada.
Sen. Farley holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), a BSc in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies, and a Teacher’s Diploma from Erdiston Teachers’ College. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB), and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter.
Sen. Farley started his career as a teacher before moving to the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation as a Business Development Officer, and then to the Barbados Chamber of Commerce as its Executive Director (1992-1994).
In 1994, Sen. Farley became a Minister of Government and held the portfolios of Industry, Commerce & Business Development (1994-1999); Industry & International Business (1999-2001); Economic Development (2001-2003); Education, Youth Affairs & Sports (2003-2006); and Housing & Lands (2006-2008).
In the Parliament of Barbados, he served as Leader of Government Business in the Senate from 1994 to 1999 and later served as the Member of Parliament for Christ Church East from 1999 to 2008 with the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).
He returned to the private sector, after leaving government, and became the Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (2009-2018). In 2018, he was appointed High Commissioner of Barbados to Canada and was based in Ottawa until his return to Barbados in September 2020 to become President of the Senate.
Sen. Farley is a consultant whose areas of focus include regulatory compliance, governance, financial management, change management, strategic planning and project management.
Sen. Farley is married and has two children and two grandchildren.
Sessions in which Hon. Senator Reginald Farley participates
- Small Branches Conference - Workshop D - Wellbeing Indicators for Small Branches (Talkshow) Halifax Convention Centre - B2
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 4 hours