Lynette Eastmond is Lead Counsel in Eastmond & Co. Attorneys-at-law established in 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Laws from the University of London, England. She has worked in the public and private sector and was Minister of Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Business Development as well as Director of International Business for the Government of Barbados. In her Government role she was also Lead Negotiator for services for CARICOM, Negotiator of Double Taxation Agreements and Bi-lateral Investment Treaties for Barbados, and Lead Negotiator in the matter of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) initiative on Harmful Taxation. Lynette also represented Barbados in the negotiation of Protocol II to the Treaty of Chaguaramas. Within the private sector Lynette was Senior International Tax Manager for the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers Barbados and Researcher for the International Fiscal Association based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Lynette is a Part-Time Lecturer with the University of the West Indies Department of Management Studies in the Legal Aspects of Taxation and International Tax Law. Lynette Eastmond is also a Fellow of the Caribbean Policy Consortium.