Peter Downes, FCPA, FCMA
Founder & CEO
Profiles Caribbean Inc. & Business Advisory Services Inc.
By his outstanding and varied attainments academically, professionally and in business, Peter Downes stands out as a leader in his work and the community.
Peter has over 40 years’ experience in the accounting field working in professional accounting, financial services and oil industries and more than three decades of senior management experience. He established Profiles Caribbean Inc. in 1994 to help organizations to hire, promote, manage, and develop people using technologically advanced human resource tools and services.Peter is also the founder and CEO of Business Advisory Services Inc. providing audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to its clients since 1997.
His extensive experience and training over the years have helped to provide tremendous assistance to the development of mainly small and medium-sized businesses in Barbados. He was the recipient of the 2003 Barbados Small Business Association (SBA) Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship and their 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year and Sectoral Group Award for Professional Services.
He is currently a director of several companies in both Barbados and Canada. He has also sat on the Executive Council and Council of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) for four years as well as chaired the Board of BCCI-BEC Holdings Inc.
A Rotarian for more than 25 years, Peter was a Past President of the Rotary Club of Barbados West and Past District Secretary for Rotary in the Caribbean region. Most recently, he was the Rotary District Governor’s representative in Barbados from 2015 to 2018.