Speaker Profile

Sonya Stacey Alleyne

Sonya Stacey Alleyne

Date of Birth: April 30, 1969

Married to David, an Insurance Executive and is the mother of Tristan who is at College in Canada. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, and after spending time in Antigua (1977 – 1979) arrived in Barbados in 1979 with her parents and has, since then, made Barbados her home.

Sonya is an accountant with nearly 30 years of experience. Her career has exposed her to several aspects of the accounting profession and several industries in Barbados and the Caribbean. She has covered audit, offshore insurance management, manufacturing, distribution and most recently non-governmental organizations. She is the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations at the Barbados Family Planning Association. Her exposure over her working life has enabled her to be well versed in understanding the economic climate, industry concerns and the ability to quickly analyse the financial situation of a sector, industry or business.

Sonya is the Treasurer of the Breast Screening Programme of the Barbados Cancer Society (BCSBSP). She has held this post for 18 years. The BCSBSP is a thriving subcommittee of the Barbados Cancer Society and is the leading institution on the island for the early detection of Breast Cancer in women (and men). She is also an active member of the Guyana Association of Barbados.

Sonya has been a mentor on the Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme where she liaises and guides young women across the Commonwealth helping them into senior positions and working with them to increase their self- confidence in the workplace, and assisting, where necessary, in the creation of a self-starting entrepreneurship environment.

With a passion for service, Sonya joined the Rotary Club of Barbados South in June 2004 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2005 and has served in every capacity on the Board. She is about to assume the mantle of leadership of Rotary District 7030 as District Governor for the 2021/2022 Rotary year.

Sonya is the Chairman of the Board of Management of the St. Michael School and a member of the Social Justice Committee.Sonya is the Chairman of the Board of Management of the St. Michael School and a member of the Social Justice Committee.Sonya’s main interest is in the development of our young people and seeks in every sphere of her activity to be a positive influence in their lives.