Mrs. Fay HoustyFay I. Housty is the Director of Corporate Planning.

Mrs Housty was seconded from the CARICOM Secretariat in October 2007 to start-up operations of the CDF. She was absorbed into the CDF after her secondment ended in December 2010. She has direct responsibility for fulfilling the governance function and responsibilities of the CDF to both Member States and International Partners. In this regard, the Director liaises with the Ministerial Organs of CARICOM in keeping with the philosophy, policy and vision set out in Chapter Seven, of the Treaty of Chaguaramas and also advises on best corporate governance practices. She monitors the execution of the Strategic Plan and works closely with the CEO in corporate advocacy, and resource mobilization.

Prior to her secondment to the CDF, she held the position of Executive Director Foreign and Community Relations in the CARICOM Secretariat. She began her career in the Secretariat with responsibility for Special Measures for the LDCs, as well as cooperation in other macro-economic policy areas. During her thirty year career with the CARICOM Secretariat she worked in economic research, external trade relations, foreign policy coordination and relations with third countries as well as with the Diaspora. She has been an advocate for special measures for the LDCs in the international fora such as UNTAD, Free Trade of the Americas and the WTO.

Mrs. Housty pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Sussex, England where she received a MA in International Economics. She possesses a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of the Guyana.

She joined the CARICOM Secretariat in 1976 from the Bank of Guyana where her last post was Senior Economist in the Research Department.