Former financial ombudsman Judy Chang dies

Former Financial Services Ombudsman and national awardee in the field of Business, Judy Chang has died.

Word of her death came from the Ministry of Trade and Industry in a statement issued Friday afternoon.

The Ministry saluted Chang’s service and contribution to the development of the financial services and business sectors.

It says that during her lifetime she contributed immensely to the economic development of Trinidad and Tobago through active involvement in Cabinet appointed Committees and the provision of strategic support to advance the governance and operations of state enterprises.

Chang was the first Banking Services Ombudsman in Trinidad and Tobago.

She was awarded the Chaconia Silver Medal for Business in 1999.

She retired as Financial Services Ombudsman in April 2008.

She had become partner of Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) Trinidad in 1980.

She served on the Board of the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, 1987-1993 and chaired its Audit Committee; Director of the Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1988-1993; Chairman of the Unit Trust Corporation, 1997-2002; and Chairman of the Company Law Reform Committee that introduced the Companies Act 1995, that regulates all commerce in Trinidad & Tobago.

She was a Trustee of the Anglican Church, member of Council and chaired its Finance Board and Lands and Buildings Committee.

She was also Chairman of Bishop Anstey High School and a Director of the ANSA McAL Foundation.

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