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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 – 2016
  • Dr. Colin Young: 2017 – Present

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Douglas Singh

CHAIRMAN

Dr. Colin Young

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Ariel Mitchell

GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Anwar Barrow

GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Juliet Thimbrel

GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. John Mencias

GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

Mrs. Lourdes Smith

EMPLOYER’S REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Marcelo Blake

EMPLOYER’S REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Lorelei Westby

NTUCB’S REPRESENTATIVE

NTUCB’S REPRESENTATIVE

Mrs. Irene Cruz

BOARD SECRETARY