Mr. Haward Wells is a licensed Architect with over 16 years of professional experience in Architectural Design, Construction Management, Urban Planning, Project Management and Evaluation. He is a senior partner at Tropical Design Studio Limited. Mr. Wells is also the current Director (consultant) of the National Integrated Planning and Programme Unit (NIPP Unit), within the Department of Finance of the Government of Saint Lucia. Prior to joining the Department of Finance, he was the Project and Construction Manager at the department of Physical Planning, responsible for the management and implementation of large scale construction projects. He also served in the capacity of Senior Architect at that Department and was the lead designer on the Gros-Islet and Soufriere Town Redevelopment Projects. He was a member of the Saint Lucia’s Development Control Authority’s Planning Review Panel and was also a member of the GOSL review panel for the OECS building code – Admin Section. He is the current Vice President of the island’s Central Public Procurement Board, Vice Chair of the Saint Lucia Institute of Architects and immediate past vice president of the Saint Lucia Archeological and Historic Society and a member of the expert committee of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. Mr. Wells holds a BA in Architecture, Msc. in Project Management and Project Evaluation, Post Graduate Diplomas in Green Economy and Disaster Risk Management and in Investing in Quality Infrastructure for a Green, Inclusive and Resilient Recovery.