McHale S. C. ANDREW is a development specialist with acquired work skills ranging from investment promotion to economic analysis and policy formulation; sustainable development strategy; tourism market intelligence and research to strategic planning and business/institutional management. He is currently an independent consultant and was until March 2019 a part time OECS Country Adviser for the Caribbean Business Angels Network (CBAN), which is coordinated by the EU- funded Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA). That assignment led to his contribution to establishment of an OECS Angel Investor Group.
McHale has held full-time positions as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Invest Saint Lucia, the national investment promotion agency; Executive Vice President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA); Research and Development Advisor at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO); Permanent Secretary in Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Tourism; and Director of External Relations at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), where he served for some ten (10) years, prior to a five (5) year stint as an economist at the Ministry of Finance in his native Saint Lucia.
He was the elected President of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) from January 2015 to January 2017 and also a former elected partner (director) of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), where he volunteered his time towards assisting in Green Economy development strategies through Action Learning Groups and international representation of the Institute at International Green Growth Summits. McHale Andrew is an avid adherent of the “triple bottom line” approach to development that gives equal consideration to the economic, environmental and social aspects.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Law from the University of the West Indies and a Master's Degree in Economics, Sea-Use Law & Policymaking from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). Other than business planning assignments for the private sector, his major consulting assignments have involved working with or for regional and international development agencies, including CANARI, the CARICOM Secretariat, the Pacific Asia Tourism Organisation (PATO), the European Union (EU), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the World Bank, on green and blue economy policy proposals, tourism and economic development policy projects, and financial feasibility studies.
McHale is married with two children and is also an accomplished public speaker, fitness buff, avid golfer, jazz music fan and published amateur poet.