Alister McIntyre (1930-
) worked in UNCTAD from 1977 to 1987, first as director
of the Commodities Division and then as deputy secretary-general
and officer-in-charge. After this, he joined the secretariat
of the Caribbean Community, was assistant secretary-general
in the UN’s Office of the director general for Development
and Economic Co-operation, secretary-general of CARICOM.
Currently, he is the chief technical advisor for the Caribbean
Regional Negotiating Machinery in Jamaica and personal representative
of the UN Secretary-General on the Guyana/Venezuela border
controversy. He has been chairman of the Commonwealth Group
of Experts on the New International Economic Order, International
Forum on Debt and Development, and the IDB/OAS Independent
Group of Experts on Smaller Economies and Western Hemispheric
Integration. He was born in Grenada and was educated at
the London School of Economics and Oxford University.