Charles Gagnon

Charles is one of the founders and ultimate shareholders of the Amphora Financial Group. He also established the Barbados office of Dentons where he acts as International Tax Consultant to wealthy families, corporations, pension plans, sovereign funds and financial institutions.

Charles holds civil and common law degrees from McGill University and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA). He is a seasoned speaker at tax conferences and has published several papers on tax topics. He has extensive expertise in the structuring and implementation of corporate, trust and insurance solutions. ​

Charles is listed in the latest edition of “The Best Lawyers in Canada”.

Louis Galardo

Louis is the founder and owner of the Ventrum Group of Companies established in 1986. Ventrum is a privately-held real estate development group based in Montreal, Canada. Over the past twenty-five years, it has developed in excess of one million square feet of neighbourhood retail malls in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. In addition to its Canadian retail portfolio, it owns a large neighbourhood mall located in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and a portfolio of office properties in Saguenay, Quebec.

Louis has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

He worked at Mercantile Bank of Canada as Assistant Vice-President, Real Estate Group involved in interim and construction financing for real-estate projects in excess of $2million located across Canada and the USA.

He has also served as a part-time lecturer at Concordia University in Corporate and Real Estate Financing.

Peter Douglas

Peter is a graduate of the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario where he obtained his undergraduate degree in business administration. He joined KPMG where he qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He worked in the firm in both Toronto and Barbados where he rose to be a partner managing the advisory and insolvency practices of the firm in Barbados.

He later left public practice and served as Finance Director of St. James Beach Hotels plc before moving into the international financial services sector with ATI Technologies as General Manager of their Barbados-based SRL, and later served as General Manager of Zenta Global Ltd. Peter also brings to the Amphora board extensive experience serving as a non-executive director of several international business entities operating in a variety of industries.

Algernon Leacock

Mr. Leacock is the CEO of Trident Insurance Company Limited, a publicly-listed Barbados insurance company.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, a B.Comm. from the University of Windsor and an M.B.A. from the University of the West Indies.

David Wright

David has over 28 years’ experience in the International Financial Services sector providing services to Exempt Insurance Companies, International Business Companies, Societies with Restricted Liability and International Banks. A UK qualified accountant, his areas of expertise include insurance, investment management, financial risk management and corporate restructuring. His experience also includes trading in precious metals and fixed income securities and the management of information and communications technology infrastructures.

David also serves as a director of Sagicor Life Inc and a number of its subsidiaries. He is a past director of the Barbados International Business Association and served on the Joint Policy Working Group – a government advisory committee on International Business. He also served on the Sub-committee for the Review of the Securities Act & Related Legislation.

David is a former director of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation and chairman of its finance committee. At the request of Government he also served as the Executive Director & Interim CEO for nine months during a period of which involved national elections, while a search was done for a permanent CEO.

David is an avid golfer and sports fan.