The Social Security Board is part of the portfolio of the Minister of Finance, who appoints a Board of Directors to administer the program; directors representing employers and employees are named by respective organizations. The Board of Directors consists of:

  • Five members representing Government: a chairman and four other members appointed by the Minister in his discretion;
  • Two members representing employees (from the National Trade Union Congress of Belize); and
  • Two members representing employers (one from the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and one from the Belize Business Bureau).

The Chief Executive Officer is an ex-officio member without a right to vote. The Board Secretary is an employee of the Social Security Board. The Board appoints one of its members to be Deputy Chairman. The initial term of office of the Chairman is for a period of five years, and three years in the case of all members. (Statutory Instrument No. 16 of 2003).

Previous CEOs

  • Leonides Cuellar: 1981 to 1987
  • Kenneth M.L. Dunn: 1987 – 1990
  • Jorge Meliton Auil Sr.: – 1990 – 1993
  • Denton Belisle: 1993 – 1998
  • Narda Garcia: 1999 – 2006
  • Dr. Louis Zabaneh: 2007 – 2008
  • Merlene Martinez: 2008 – 2012
  • Richard Flowers: 2012 – Current

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Douglas Singh

CHAIRMAN

 

Mr. Richard Flowers

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mrs. Beverly CastilloGOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Ariel MitchelGOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Anwar BarrowGOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

 

Dr. Carla BarnettGOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

 

Marcelo Blake EMPLOYER’S REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mrs. Lourdes SmithEMPLOYER’S REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Phillip TateNTUCB’S REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Kathleen FlowersNTUCB’S REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Emily TurnerNTUCB’S REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mrs. Irene Cruz

BOARD SECRETARY


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