Mr Gregory McGuire is the Principal Consultant at VSL Consultants Ltd and the Chairman of the MSG of the Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative( TTEITI). Mr McGuire is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Climate Change Centre and a Director of TOSL Engineering Ltd.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mr McGuire holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics, with a specialization in Petroleum Economics. He is a Registered Commercial Gas Consultant ( RCGC) and holds a diploma in Natural Gas Industry Management from Oxford College of Petroleum Studies . In the field of Strategy Management, Mr McGuire is a Kaplan - Norton Balanced Scorecard Certified Graduate and certified in the PROSCI Change Management Process. Mr McGuire’s distinguished career began at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago where he had responsibility for leading research and policy matters related to the energy sector. He then spent 24 years at the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, (NGC) where he had managerial responsibility for Strategy Management and Marketing.
A former lecturer in Energy Economics, Project Evaluation and Strategy at UWI. St. Augustine, (2004-2014), Mr McGuire has written and published papers on economics, strategic planning, energy, technology transfer and trade. He is the co-editor of and contributor to the book “From Oil to Gas and Beyond - A Review of the Trinidad and Tobago Gas Model and Analysis of Future Challenges”.
As a consultant, Mr McGuire specialises in fields of energy, economics and strategy. He has facilitated the development of Strategic Plans for numerous organisations in the public and private sectors. His market/economics research work has covered areas of industrial policy, technology transfer, energy policy and market studies for a wide range of companies and institutions, local and international, including OLADE, ECLAC, IDB and Caricom.