Mr. Justice Melville Baird (Ret.), Chairman
Mr. Justice Melville Baird was appointed Chairman of the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago on December 14, 2017.
Justice Baird obtained the Barrister-at-Law degree from the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1966, and practiced as a Barrister-at-Law from 1967 to 1970. In 1970 he was appointed Magistrate of Trinidad and Tobago. He was then promoted to Senior Magistrate in 1982 and then to Chief Magistrate in 1988.
Justice Baird was elevated to the High Court Bench in 1993 and retired as a High Court Judge in 2005. In 2005 he was appointed Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
He presided at the International Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands as International Judge until his retirement in 2015. Justice Baird maintains a keen interest in astronomy, reads history, Greek and Roman mythology and is a lover of classical music.
Mr. Frederick Gilkes, Deputy Chairman
Mr. Frederick Gilkes was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago on December 17, 2018. Mr. Gilkes has served as a partner at JD Sellier & Co. for thirteen (13) years and as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer for one (1) year. He currently serves as Head of Chambers at the Caribbean Commercial Law Chambers and as an Executive Member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. His extensive experience in the legal field spans Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Admiralty Law and Banking, Securities and Securities Law.
He was admitted to practise law in Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 1988,1994, 2006 and 2014 respectively. Mr Gilkes has also served as Director of key companies in Trinidad and Tobago and has tutored and lectured at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, principally in Criminal Law and Contract Law. He is also a certified mediator and has a keen interest in football.
Mr. Pete London, Member
Mr. Pete London was appointed Member of the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago on October 11 2017. Mr London is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (ACMA- UK) and has functioned at the business executive level in positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Project Manager and Management Accountant.
He has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of large organisations in Trinidad and Tobago and has a highly successful track record in logistics, operations, financial management, information systems development/implementation, profitability enhancement and strategic planning. He is currently serving his second consecutive term as a Member.
Mr. Earle James Martin, Member
Mr. Earle Martin James was appointed Member of the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago on March 02, 2018. Mr. James has served as a Corporate Accountant, Treasury Manager, Special Project Manager and Administrative Services Manager in the petroleum sector before establishing a sole practitioner accounting concern in 2000. He currently manages a sole practitioner legal practice and litigates matters in the Sub Registry, San Fernando, Supreme Court of Judicature and the Hall of Justice, Port of Spain.
Mr James graduated as an Associate and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants from the University of North London Highbury & Islington, England. He was admitted to practise law in Trinidad and Tobago in 2005. Mr. James is a member of the Lion’s Club of St Patrick West and Past President of the Tennis Association of Trinidad and Tobago. He remains an avid tennis player and for recreational purposes, plays football, golf, draughts and chess when the occasion arises.
Ms. Eleanor Bridgeman- Volney, Member
Ms. Eleanor Bridgeman-Volney was appointed Member of the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago on August 03, 2018. Ms. Bridgeman-Volney served in the Inland Revenue Division of the Ministry of Finance for thirty-five (35) years, where she functioned in key positions, such as Head of the Legal Section, Chief State Counsel and one of the Board’s Managers during the period 1992 to 2015.
She was admitted to practise law in Trinidad and Tobago in 1979. In 2008, she was also appointed as a Member of the Permanent Double Taxation Team of the Ministry of Finance. Ms. Bridgeman-Volney currently operates a private tax consultancy practice in Trinidad and Tobago. She is passionate about Latin and ballroom dancing and is an avid gardener. She also has a penchant for events management.