Meet Our People
Keithley F. T. Lake
A native of Anguilla, Mr. Lake attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received his J.D. with Distinction. After graduation, he was admitted to the Missouri Bar and worked as a staff attorney for the Office of the Solicitor, United States Department of Labor in Kansas City. Following Mr. Lake’s employment with the U.S. government, he joined Allied Signal, Inc. in Kansas City as a staff attorney, where he eventually was named Counsel, Allied Signal, Inc., Kansas City Division.
Mr. Lake then attended Norman Manley Law School at the University of the West Indies. Upon receiving his Legal Education Certificate, Mr. Lake returned to Anguilla where he founded the law firm Keithley F. T. Lake and Associates, Barristers and Solicitors-at-Law. His firm is engaged in the practice of law with special emphasis on international commercial matters.
In his capacity as Managing Director for First Fidelity Trust, Ltd., Mr. Lake is the company’s Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for carrying out the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors to ensure the orderly operation of the trust company. He is also responsible for ensuring that all control and audit procedures are followed by all employees of the company, thereby guaranteeing the accuracy and fiduciary responsibilities of the company. Mr. Lake also has the fiduciary responsibility of ensuring that the wishes of the Settlors are considered and that the trust is managed for the benefit of each trust's beneficiaries.
Deborah D. Tyrell
Ms. Tyrell brings a solid background of management and general business experience to First Fidelity Trust. Through her various positions during eight years with the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, ranging from Assistant Manager of the Concierge Desk to Front Office Manager, Deborah worked with clients and personnel from around the world to provide superior service and develop winning teams. Having owned and operated her own business, she understands general business principles and operations, as well as the sales and marketing side of business.
Ms. Tyrell holds a Certificate of Human Resources Management from Centennial College and an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Miami Dade Community College. She is currently seeking certification through the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.