Carlton Smith

Carlton Smith is a prominent figure in the Bahamian telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCA) of The Bahamas. His appointment to this role is a testament to his extensive experience and expertise in the field. Smith’s career began in journalism and broadcasting, where he established himself as a veteran journalist. His transition into regulatory affairs was marked by his role as Director of Electronic Communications at URCA, where he was responsible for overseeing regulatory activities in this area. 

As CEO, Carlton Smith plays a crucial role in guiding URCA’s mission to ensure transparency, fairness, and accountability in the utilities sector. His leadership is integral to the Authority’s governance, which includes both executive and non-executive board members. Under Smith’s direction, URCA continues to navigate the complexities of regulating utilities and fostering competition within The Bahamas. His vision for the Authority aligns with its goals of promoting efficient market conduct and protecting consumer interests.