Sir Trevor Austin Carmichael, KA, LVO, SCM, QC
Sir Trevor Carmichael is a Brbadian lawyer.
Early life and educaiton
Sir Trevor Austin Carmichael was born in Barbados on 9 February 1945 to Elliston and Olga Carmichael and received his secondary education at Harrison College, Barbados and University of the West Indies, Jamaica and in the United States. Dr. Carmichael read law at the College of Law in London and was called to the Bar as a Member of the Middle Temple in November 1977.
On his return to Barbados, he entered Private Practice and after a successful practice in Family Law, Criminal and Civil litigation together with Employment Law, he pioneered the development of Barbados' international business sector, domestic and international charities and environmental law. He was one of the parties responsible for establishing a Barbados Chapter of the International Fiscal Association of which he is Charter President. He was the Barbados Country Chairman of the International Litigation Committee on Business Law as well as a former Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association.
Dr. Carmichael has addressed a wide range of audiences on international, commercial and tax matters and has also been twice the keynote speaker at the Canadian Condominium Institute's Annual Meetings in Toronto, Canada. In 2006, he was the after-dinner Speaker at Jesus College, Oxford at the Offshore Investment September Convention. He has authored over one hundred articles and monographs in the areas of Law, Economics and Public Policy, and he serves as a Panel Member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank in Washington. He is also a Certified Arbitrator within the panel of the International Conference of Museums.
Dr. Carmichael's civic involvement encompasses his past role as President of the Barbados National Trust for five years and his current Presidency of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society since 1989. He is the Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh Trust in Barbados and the Founder Chairman of the Barbados Youth Business Trust and for over twenty years, he has been the Chairman of the United World Colleges Selection Committee for Barbados. Dr. Carmichael sits on the Legal Affairs and Properties Committee of the International Council of Museums in Paris, France, is a recently retired Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award World Fellowship. He has been the Honorary Consul of Mexico accredited to Barbados for over twenty-five years.
Honours and awards
In November of 1992, Dr. Carmichael was appointed to the Order of Barbados in the Grade of Silver Crown of Merit for his contribution to law, financial services and the preservation of the national heritage. In 2012, he was awarded the Governor-General of Canada's Medallion for his contribution to the strengthening of relations between Canada and Barbados. In 2012 he was appointed as the Prime Minister of Barbados' Commonwealth Country Representative on the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. In March of 2013, he was appointed by the Governor- General of Barbados as an Independent Senator to Barbados' Upper Chamber; and in June 2013 he was made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth for his contribution to the Royal Household and particularly for his service to the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. He is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The Accolade of Knight of St. Andrew, Barbados' highest national honour, was conferred on Sir Trevor during the National Independence Honours 2013, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the financial services sector, international business law practice and his several exceptional, philanthropic and voluntary activities.
Sir Trevor is married to Sharen and they are the proud parents of one son, Giles.