Mrs. Dawn Thomas
Mr. Anthony Shaw
Mr. John Lum Young
Mr. Gregory Camejo
Ms. Rita Purdeen
Mr. Noel Wood
Dawn Thomas is the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of One Caribbean Media Ltd. (OCM) since 2011. Prior to her present appointment she served for four years as the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caribbean Communications Network Limited (CCN), a subsidiary of the OCM Group.
OCM is the largest and most diversified media organization in the Caribbean. It comprises the Express newspaper, television station – CCN TV6 and 5 radio stations in Trinidad & Tobago, the Nation newspaper and Starcom Network radio stations in Barbados, the Grenada Broadcasting Network (GBN) in Grenada and radio services in five Eastern Caribbean islands.
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.
Mrs. Thomas currently serves on the Board of Directors of One Caribbean Media Ltd. (OCM) and the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) in Barbados. She is currently a Vice Chairman of the International Press Institute (IPI) headquartered in Vienna, Austria and she is the Chairman of the Caribbean News Agency (CANA) in 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.
Mr. Anthony Shaw – Chief Executive Officer, The Nation Corporation
Mr. Anthony Shaw has a career that spans over 30 years in the finance industry, at both operational and executive levels. He possesses a proven track record of success and has a well-rounded background with a strong strategic, financial and sales orientation.
Mr. Shaw was the Chief Executive Officer of Signia Financial Group Inc. and played a pivotal role in the development and growth of that organization.
He is the holder of BComm, Accounting and Management Information Systems, McGill University and a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He also has a deep knowledge of the Nation having served eight (8) years as a Director in the Nation Group.
The Jamaican-born Mr Shaw, who has been a resident of Barbados since 1992, is involved in the Barbados Business Trust which focuses on mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is an active Rotarian which organisation assists several charitable groups. He supports domestic violence initiatives and has been involved in various community activities at the Nation.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, John Lum Young was previously the Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary of Caribbean Communications Network Limited, the holding company before the merger with the Nation Corporation of Barbados. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago with over 35 years’ experience, including 22 years in executive management and 18 years in the media industry. His experience includes financial management, budgeting, treasury management and related activities.
Gregory Camejo joined the Caribbean Communications Network Ltd. (CCN) in 2010 as the Group Human Resources Manager and later that year assumed the role of Group Corporate Services Manager. He became the OCM Group Executive Corporate Services in January 2013 where he provides support in the areas of strategy implementation, alignment of HR policies and practices, executive management development, achievement of non-financial enabling goals. Gregory also leads the various support services departments in the group such as Human Resources, Marketing, Digital Media, Technology, HSE and Labour Relations, Security and Facilities.
Gregory holds a MSc in International Finance (MScIF) from UWI , Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Andrews University and a Master of Social Sciences (M.SocSci) from the University of Leicester.
Ms. Rita Purdeen – Group Internal Officer – One Caribbean Media Limited
Rita Purdeen joined One Caribbean Media Limited in 2013. She has a wealth of experience in Internal Audit from tenures in the financial, energy and manufacturing industries. She is a Chartered Accountant by qualification, and also holds the designations of Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor. She is a Membership Director for ISACA – Trinidad and Tobago Chapter. ISACA is an independent non-profit global association serving It Governance professionals.
Mr. Noel Wood – Group Financial Controller/Chief Operating Officer (Ag.) – The Nation Corporation
Mr. Noel Wood is Group Financial Controller/ Chief Operating Officer (Acting) of The Nation Corporation. Mr. Wood is a chartered accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from City University, London. He is a director of SVG Publishers Inc. During his tenure, he attended several developmental and training programmes and has played a pivotal role in several projects that has driven the success of the company.