Roderick George Rainford
Former Secretary General of CARICOM
Roderick George Rainford is a former Secretary General of Caricom.
Early life and education
Roderick George Rainford , who was born on 7 April 1940, holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of the West Indies. In 1963, he went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a B.A. Jurisprudence in 1965, and a Diploma in Economic Development in 1966. He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1971 and in that year, gained his Masters of Arts in International Relations from the University of Toronto.
Roderick Rainford served as Governor of the Bank from October 1992 to June 1993. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Rainford worked with the Jamaican government, and then served as Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), a position he held from 1980 to1992.
Since leaving the Bank of Jamaica, Mr. Rainford has worked in the Office of the Executive Director of the International Monetary fund (IMF) with responsibility for the Caribbean and currently works with the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington.
Honours and awards
Roderick Rainford has received several honours including the Cacique Crown of Honour from Guyana in 1989 and the Order of Jamaica in 1992.