The Board of Directors comprises eleven (11) members, of which three are executive and eight are non-executive.
Sir Fred Gollop, QC, has been Chairman of the Nation Group of Companies for 34 years. He has served on the Boards of many Corporations in the public and private sectors and is at present a Director of First Caribbean International Bank Limited and Fortress Fund Managers' Limited. He was President of the Senate of Barbados from 1994 to 2008 and was knighted in 1996.
Mrs. Thomas is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of One Caribbean Media Limited (OCM). Prior to her present appointment she served for four years as the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caribbean Communications Network Limited (CCN), which is a subsidiary of the OCM Group.
Prior to her tenure with the OCM Group, she spent fifteen (15) years with the Neal and Massy Group and held the position of CEO of Tracmac Engineering Limited. During her appointment with the N&M Group, Mrs. Thomas worked with the energy, construction, agriculture, industrial and marine sectors of the economy. Mrs. Thomas also served as a Director on the Board of Neal and Massy Energy Services Ltd., Associated Brands Ltd. (Guyana) and General Finance Corporation Limited.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the One Caribbean Media (OCM)Group and the International Press Institute (IPI) (Austria). She also is the Chairman of the Caribbean News Agency (CANA) and Chairman (Ag.) of the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), Barbados.
Mrs. Thomas holds a BSc. Industrial Engineering (Hons) Degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and also completed an Executive Development Programme at the University of Western Ontario.
Mrs. Vivian-Anne Gittens is the Chief Executive Officer of Nation Corporation and Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Publishing Co. Limited. She is a Certified Management Accountant and a trained Financial Management Consultant.Mrs. Gittens has worked as a Management Consultant locally and egionally, and as a Project and Investment Analyst with development agencies in the region. Mrs. Gittens chaired the Public UtilitiesBoard for the last 5 years of its existence and served as the Deputy Chairman of the Fair Trading Commission.
Mrs. Gittens served on the Boards of Sagicor Financial Inc, Sagicor Life Inc. and the Mutual Bank of the Caribbean. She currently sits on the Board of the Nation Corporation, and The Nation Publishing Co. Limited.
Mr. Harold Hoyte is a founding member and Editor Emeritus of the Nation Newspaper and is currently Chairman of the Nation Publishing Company Limited based in Barbados. He is the past President and Editor-in-Chief of Nation Publishing and a former President of the Caribbean Publishing and Broadcasting Association. He remains active in media organisations including the Commonwealth Press Union and the Inter-American Press Association. A former Commonwealth Press Union Fellow and Eisenhower Fellow, he was recognized by Columbia University in the United States for his contribution to Caribbean journalism with the Maria Moors Cabot Citation in 1984
He was awarded the Gold Crown of Merit (GCM) by Barbados in 2003, is a Distinguished Honorary Fellow of the University of the West Indies and was awarded the honorary Doctor of Letters Degree by the University of the West Indies in October 2005. A Member of the Board of One Caribbean Media (OCM) Limited, he also served for one year as a Board Member of the Jamaica Gleaner. A former President of the Caribbean Publishing and Broadcasting Association, he is a member of the Commonwealth Press Union and the Inter-American Press Association; he is also on the Advisory Board of the International Centre for Journalists in Washington.
Dr. Phillips retired as a principal of the Barbados and Eastern Caribbean practices of Coopers & Lybrand and Managing Director of Colybrand Company Services Limited on the merger of the international firms of Coopers & Lybrand with Price Waterhouse in 1998. He now practices as a private corporate and financial consultant. Dr. Phillips served as Chairman of the Barbados National Bank for approximately seven years and as Director of the Barbados Stock Exchange from its inception.
He was awarded his doctorate from Bradford University (UK) in 2004 and holds professional qualifications in Chartered Secretaryship, Accounting and Banking. Dr. Phillips was awarded the CBE in the Queen's New Year honor in 2000 for his contribution to accountancy and public service in Barbados.
Mr. Carl Mack is the Executive Chairman of JTA Supermarkets Limited. He sits on the Boards of Directors of Spancrete Caribbean Limited and East San Fernando Housing Development. He is also an Executive Member of the Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Michael Carballo is an Independent Financial Consultant, advising small and medium sized clients and specialising in the areas of Financial and Corporate Restructuring. Up until recently, Mr. Carballo served as Group Financial Director of the CL Financial Group of Companies, following his move from the Angostura Group of Companies, where he served as Executive Director and Secretary.
Mr. Carballo is a Chartered Accountant and also serves on the Board of Grace Kennedy (Trinidad) Limited.
Peter Symmonds Q.C. is an Attorney-at-Law who has been in private practice for 32 years. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of the West Indies and a Masters of Laws (LL.M) from the University of London and is also a Justice of the Peace in Barbados.
Mr. Symmonds serves as a Director on Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited (formerly Barbados National Bank Inc.) and United Insurances Company Limited. He was a Board Member of BS&T for 6 years prior to its acquisition by Neal & Massy. He is also a Director of the Rum Refinery of Mount Gay Limited, a privately held company, and a Trustee of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, and The Brewster Trust, Registered Barbados Charities.
An Attorney-at-Law, Mr Hosein obtained LLB at Dundee University, Scotland and was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincoln's Inn. He has been in private civil law practice since 1988 in Trinidad and Tobago and was called to the Bars of Barbados in 1991 and Grenada in 1997.
Mrs. Shida Bolai has a career that spans over 30 years in the media industry, at both operational and executive levels across all media platforms, including press, television, radio and the internet. She possesses a proven track record of success and has played a pivotal role in the development and growth of the organization. Under her stewardship, CCN TV6 has been able to maintain its market dominance for the last 14 years.
Other key positions held at the CCN Group were, General Manager - Trinidad Express Newspapers, Group Sales Manager - CCN and Advertising Manager -Trinidad Express Newspapers.
At present, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Communications Network Ltd, Tobago News, Trinidad & Tobago Publishers & Broadcasters Association and Starcom Network of Barbados. She currently holds the position of Vice President of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and also sits on the Boards of Little Carib Theatre and Express Children's Fund.
Mrs. Bolai has had extensive training in media management and is the winner of a Fellowship Program sponsored by the Commonwealth Press Union which took her to places such as England, South Africa and Lesotho.
Richard Young has worked in the regional Financial Services Sector for over forty years, with the last seventeen as the Managing Director of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, his career comprises the highest professional levels in Accounting & Auditing, Insurance and Banking. He recently joined the board of Young and Associates Limited, a Corporate Finance and Transaction Advisory Consulting Firm and became its Chairman.
Richard became a director of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange in 1998 and served as its Chairman from May 1999 to 2001 and continued to serve as a director until May 2003. He served as the President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad & Tobago from 2004 to 2006 and again assumed the Presidency for the 2011/2012 term.
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John Lum Young
Group Financial Controller
and Company Secretary
One Caribbean Media Limited
35 Independence Sq.Port of Spain
tel:- 1-868-623-1711 ext 1920
Group Financial Controller
The Nation Corporation
Nation House, 38 Roebuck Street,
PO Box 640C
Executive Assistant to the Group Chief Executive Officer
One Caribbean Media Limited
35 Independence Sq. Port of Spain
tel:- 1-868-623-1711 ext 1901