Nicola Virgill-Rolle, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of the National Insurance Board (NIB) with effect from July 1, 2018. As Director, Dr. Rolle is the CEO of NIB and heads the Executive Management team responsible for the day-to-day operations of the social security organization. Dr. Rolle is an economist and an experienced executive in the financial services sector with a strong background in public policy development, strategic planning, social policy, and trade matters. She is credited with leading the creation of the National Development Plan for The Bahamas, as well as efforts on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and creating the framework for the Government’s Over-the-Hill Revitalization project.
Dr. Rolle began her career at the Central Bank of The Bahamas, eventually becoming Deputy Manager (Policy) in the Bank Supervision Department. She has held positions at the Bahamas Embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director of Financial Services and Director of Economic Development and Planning. Dr. Rolle holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York; a Master of Science Degree from the University of London (SOAS), London, England, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University, School of Public Policy. Dr. Rolle currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Management Board for the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (ICAD), Organization of American States (OAS) and is a member of The Bahamas Trade Commission.