Yvonne Ridguard Harris, a member of the World Council of Credit Unions' board of directors, represents the Caribbean credit union movement as the president of World Council member organization, the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU). Headquartered in Madison, Wis., USA, World Council is the leading international trade association and development agency for credit unions. Worldwide, 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 196,000,000 people. The regional and national credit union and financial cooperative associations affiliated with World Council represent 57 countries around the globe.
In June 2009, Ridguard Harris became the first female president of CCCU. Two years prior, Ridguard Harris also became the first female president of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League Ltd. (JCCUL), a position she still holds.
Ridguard Harris is the immediate past president of the Portland (Jamaica) Co-operative Credit Union, Ltd. (PCCU), having served as president from July 2002 to May 2008.
In the Portland community, she has been a director of both the Portland Environment Protection Association and the Associated Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica. She currently serves as a committee member of the Portland Parish Library and other posts.
Ridguard Harris is an attorney by profession, specializing in civil litigation, land law and estates.