Ambassador Chet Donovan Neymour
His Excellency Chet Donovan Neymour is an accomplished professional and diplomat with expertise in the disciplines of economics, finance, human resource and project management, policy development and international relations.
Ambassador Neymour most recently served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations in New York( May 2021-February 14th ,2022).
Ambassador Neymour was born in Steventon, Exuma, The Bahamas, and received his education at Queen’s College High School and College Preparatory in The Bahamas, Elmira College in New York (BSc Business Administration /Economics) and American University in Washington D.C. (MA Economics).
Ambassador Neymour has a distinguished career which spans in excess of 37 years of professional experience including 5 years of private sector experience in banking, hospitality and construction management in The Bahamas and 4 years of employment in the Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C., with appointments as Special Envoy, Ombudsperson, a.i., and Director of Procurement, respectively.
Ambassador Neymour has 28 years of Public and Foreign Service experience in The Bahamas in varied senior capacities, including his tenure as Deputy Director of Economic Planning and of the Multilateral/International Financial Institutions Section, respectively, in the Ministry of Finance, and Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d’Affaires in The Embassy of The Bahamas in Washington D.C. and Alternate Representative of The Bahamas to the OAS.
Ambassador Neymour was the founding Secretary to the Securities Board of The Bahamas (now the Securities Commission of The Bahamas). Ambassador Neymour was also integral to the formulation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Act (2014), Regulations and related follow-on Foreign Service Modernization Initiatives and has served in other leadership roles at the Foreign Ministry, including Department Head of the Economic and Technical Division.
Ambassador Neymour has extensive international and multilateral experience including his appointment as the representative for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (2015-2016) and his appointment as UN-CARICOM Member States Representative on the United Nations Committee of Experts on Financing for Development (2016-2017) Member of the UN Credentials Committee (UNGA 76th Session).
Ambassador Neymour has also served as The Bahamas’ Representative on the UN Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) and the OAS Committee for Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CAAP).
Ambassador Neymour is married to Claire (née Thompson). They have four children: Damien, Dylan, Darryn (Christina), and Drew (Caitlyn).