The Technical Staff

Mrs. Fiona Hinkson is currently the Executive Director of the Secretariat attached to the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council.  She is an Economist and Statistician by profession and has worked within the public sector setting for over fifteen (15) years.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of the West Indies and a Master’s Degree in Economic Policy and Management from Columbia University of New York.  Mrs. Hinkson has had many years of experience in economic planning and housing development where she served as Programme Development Officer and Senior Research Officer respectively.  She also held the position of Unit Head for the National Accounts and Balance of Payments Unit within the Statistics Department of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.  She recently served as the Economic Analyst within the Department of Planning and National Development.   

Miss Sharma Mathurin is currently the Economist attached to the Technical Secretariat of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council. She holds a BSc in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies. Presently, she is directly responsible for the development of key documents to support knowledge generation, sharing and implementation on issues concerning productivity and competitiveness in Saint Lucia.  Miss Mathurin has approximately 5 years’ experience working as an Economist in the Ministry of Finance. Prior to joining the NCPC, she was the Economist directly responsible for private sector development, investment and export promotion, manufacturing and other non-touristic services. In this previous capacity, she was also instrumental in organizing activities leading up to the establishment of the NCPC and also previously sat on NCPC Steering Committee.

Mrs Marina Suraj  joined the Technical Secretariat of the National Productivity Council in August 2014 and currently holds the position of Executive Assistant.  Over the past year, Mrs Suraj has proven to be an asset to the technical team drawing from her prolific administrative and organisational capabilities.  Possessing a propensity for Event Planning and Co-ordinating, Mrs Suraj was instrumental in organising the Council' maiden anniversary observance dubbed Productivity Awareness Week 2014 among other succeeding Council meetings and events.Dedicated and committed to the success of the team, Mrs Suraj continues to play an active role within the Technical Secretariat well beyond that for which she was employed.

Ms. Taluah Girard  is currently the Communications Specialist attached to the Technical Secretariat of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council. She holds a Master's Degree in Project Management from the University for International Cooperation's Global School of Project Management, Costa Rica and a  Bachelor's Degree in Applied Modern and Languages and Business with a minor in Tourism and the Environment from the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France.