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Frances Bain-Cumberbatch

Frances Bain-Cumberbatch

Frances Bain-Cumberbatch

Frances Bain-Cumberbatch, an Attorney-at-law, is the Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer at ANSA McAL Limited, the holding company of the largest indigenous conglomerate in the Caribbean. She is the Corporate Secretary to the Board of ANSA McAL Limited and is a director on the Board of ANSA Bank Limited.

Frances brings 16 years of corporate experience to her current role of leading the ANSA McAL Group’s Legal, Corporate and External Affairs, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management functions and is a member of the Group’s Executive Leadership Team.

As the Chief Legal Officer of the ANSA McAL Group, she has oversight of legal services, legal risk management, commercial and corporate transactions, regulatory and compliance matters and litigation. As Corporate Secretary, she is responsible for driving board governance and ensuring good corporate governance practices and procedures are maintained across the ANSA McAL Group.

In the last two years, her portfolio of responsibility has expanded to include the Group’s Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Her responsibility in the new Internal Audit and ERM framework which embeds a culture of risk management through a systematic and disciplined approach to governance, risk management and control processes. She also leads the Group’s Sustainability agenda which includes embedding the Group’s ESG strategy across business operations in every jurisdiction.

Over the last 12 months, she led a process to ensure that every business within the Group’s portfolio has developed actions for driving environmental and social sustainability in its products and services and considered reputation risk management including stakeholder engagement and crisis management. At a Group level, she is spearheading the development of a transparent framework for sustainability reporting.

Frances started her career in the legal profession as an Associate at the prestigious firm of J.D. Sellier & Co. She holds a BA Double Major in French and Spanish from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, an LLB from the University of London and a Legal Education Certificate from the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad. Under her leadership, ANSA McAL Limited recently received awards in 2021 from Ethical Boardroom for excellence in Corporate Governance and in enterprise risk management from the Caribbean Risk Management Academy in 2022. Frances is driven to help break down conscious and unconscious bias based on the artificial barriers of class, race, age and gender. She takes every opportunity to do her part to mentor young people to help them thrive and truly make a positive impact on the world.

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