Our Team

NMSL’s efficient and highly professional team offers an extensive range of knowledge and experience in all aspects of corporate and financial services and is committed to responding expediently to clients’ professional needs.

Denise-Gardner
DENISE C.R. GARDINER, Managing Director, is a founding member and Managing Director of NMSL. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies and has over fourteen years of experience managing the corporate and secretarial portfolios of NMSL. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Economics at various tertiary institutions in Antigua and Barbuda.
Jose Gillis
CAPTAIN JOSE GILLIS, International Maritime Consultant and Director, is a Maritime Consultant to NMSL. He is a licensed Master Mariner in the Merchant Shipping field and has over fifty years of experience working in the international maritime sector. He is bilingual (English and French) and possesses a vast array and myriad of experiences in ship registration, merchant shipping and marine surveying field. He worked with the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (“ADOMS”) and its international ship registry from 1996 to 2012 in St. John’s, Antigua, in the capacity of Deputy Director, Registrar of Ships and Marine Surveyor.
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LENWORTH JOHNSON, Attorney-at-law, is a Legal Consultant to NMSL. He obtained his law degree from the University of Wolverhampton, England in 1995 and was called to the Bar of England & Wales at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1996. He obtained his Legal Education Certificate in 1997 from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago and was called to the Bar of Antigua and Barbuda the same year. He also has extensive experience in accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean. His practice areas are Admiralty Law, Trust, Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property and Tort Law..
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TERRY SMITH, International Financial and Regulatory Consultant, is a Consultant to NMSL and is a graduate of the City University of New York, Brooklyn College, from which she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Economics. She gained over twelve (12) years of working experience in the United States of America in finance and accounting within the public and private sectors. Ms. Smith is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a qualified Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) assessor on FATF anti-money laundering standards. She is a member of several organizations to include the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Ms. Smith is a former manager of the Financial Regulatory Commission where she held the title of Manager of International Business Corporations (IBCs) and Other Non-banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs). In this capacity she had regulatory responsibility for six (6) pieces oflegislation namely: The International BusinessCorporations Act (IBC Act); The Money Services Business Act (MSB Act); The Company Management and Trust Service Providers Act (CMTSP Act); The International Limited Liability Companies Act (ILLC Act); International Trust Act (IT Act). Over the last twelve years, her role as Manager of IBCs and NBFI’s resulted in the following initiatives: Providing the frame-work and spearheading a series of amendments which resulted in a new Money Services Business Act 2011 and the Regulation and Supervision of business conducting money services business in Antigua and Barbuda. Ms. Smith has made recommendations which resulted in major amendments to the IBC Act and the Corporate Management and Trust Services Providers Act and Implemented the regulation and supervision of Corporate Management and Trust Service Providers in Antigua and Barbuda. She also represented the FSRC locally, regionally and internationally on CFAFT issues.