Carmel is the Principal of Haynes Consulting, a bespoke public communications and business development consultancy catering primarily to not-for-profit and services-based clientele.
She is also contracted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as their Member Services Manager for the Caribbean and Florida. Carmel has led the communications strategies for two internationally funded regional environmental projects, and she has over a decade’s experience in print and web-based journalism.
Carmel is a Charter Member and Past President of the Progressive Optimist Club of Barbados, and she was designated as a Distinguished Secretary-Treasurer by Optimist International in 2014.
She holds a BA (Hons) in Literatures in English from the University of the West Indies and a Pg. Dip. (Merit) in International Business Management from the University of Surrey.
She is currently pursuing the ACCA Certified Accounting Technician accreditation.