Dawne J. Spicer

Executive Director, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF)

Biography Dawne J. Spicer

CFO & Founder

Ms. Dawne Spicer is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). Ms. Spicer is an Attorney by profession, with twenty-eight years’ experience in the area of AML/CFT.

Ms. Spicer holds a Bachelor of Business Degree in Accounting (Honours), a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from Howard University School of Business, Howard University School of Law and the Hugh Wooding Law School respectively.  Ms. Spicer has been admitted to both the Pennsylvania Bar and Trinidad and Tobago Bar.  Ms. Spicer began her AML/CFT career in 1992 with the Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago as a Legal Officer and joined the CFATF in 2001 as a Legal Advisor. 

In 2008, Ms. Spicer was appointed as a Deputy Executive Director at the CFATF.  Ms. Spicer has been a Co-Chair of the FATF Working Group – the Global Network Coordination Group (GNCG) since 2012. In addition to participating both as an Assessor and Head of Mission for all four Rounds of Mutual Evaluations of CFATF Member countries, Ms. Spicer provides AML/CFT-related technical assistance in the form of training, to local, regional and international organizations and government agencies.

During the period August 2018 to August 2019, Ms. Spicer was appointed as a Commissioner for the Liechtenstein Initiative, which was a Financial Sector Commission addressing the issue of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.