Manager CCRIF Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, Bridgetown, Barbados
Dr Simon Young has a background in Earth Sciences and has extensive experience in natural hazards mapping, risk assessment, disaster management and climate change adaptation. For the past 10 years he has worked as a consultant to numerous public and private sector organisations in the Caribbean and beyond, providing a broad range of disaster and climate risk management services.
Since 2006, that work has been undertaken as head of the team at Caribbean Risk Managers Ltd. CaribRM is Facility Supervisor (operational and risk managers) of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, and Technical Operations Manager of MiCRO, an innovative catastrophe risk transfer vehicle serving the microfinance sector in Haiti.
CaribRM is particularly focussed on developing innovative risk management solutions as tools for climate change adaptation, including input to economic assessments of climate change impacts in the public sector, climate risk audits in the private sector, and development and implementation of index-based risk transfer products.