Richard Downie
President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad & Tobago

Richard Downie is the Managing Director for RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited with a direct line of sight for Trinidad and Tobago’s 16 branches. He also sits on the Board of RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited and is the Chairman of RBC Merchant Bank (Caribbean) Limited.

In addition to leading the Trinidad and Tobago bank, Richard holds the post of Regional Operating Officer for RBC’s High Net Worth (HNW) Clients and Trinidad & Tobago market.

In this role, he has oversight of regulatory, compliance and operational activities in Trinidad and Tobago, and from an HNW line of business across the Caribbean, he supports day-to-day activities, projects and initiatives, with a particular focus on building mutually beneficial relations with all partners in helping drive revenue growth.

In August 2021, he was appointed President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Richard joined RBC in 1988 and has held senior roles in Technology, Bank Operations and Service Delivery. In his capacity as Senior Director, Service Delivery, Richard set strategic direction for the service fulfillment area and was instrumental in moving from seven (7) distributed service centres across the Caribbean to one single service centre structure under one leadership model.

Richard served on many boards within the bank and also interbank related companies as either Director or Chairman of the boards.