Mrs. Dawn Thomas – Group Chief Executive Officer, One Caribbean Media Limited
Dawn Thomas is the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of One Caribbean Media Limited (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 five radio stations in Trinidad and 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. OCM is listed on both the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange and Barbados Stock Exchange.
Prior to her tenure with the OCM Group, she spent fifteen (15) years with the Massy Group and held the position of CEO of Tracmac Engineering Limited. During her appointment with the Massy 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 Massy Energy, Associated Brands Ltd. (Guyana) and Massy Finance.
Mrs. Thomas is the past Vice Chairman of the International Press Institute (IPI) headquartered in Vienna, Austria. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of One Caribbean Media Ltd. (OCM) and the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) in Barbados. She also serves as a Director of RBC Merchant Bank (Caribbean) Limited and RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited.
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. Douglas Wilson, Director/General Manager, Trinidad Express Newspapers
Mr. Douglas Wilson who joined the Trinidad Express Newspapers in 2014 has over twenty years’ experience in the newspaper industry. In his early professional career, he held positions in ICT, focused on business soft- ware development with a consulting firm, in banking and with a government statutory body, prior to joining the newspaper industry, and at which point shifted into Operations Management.
Mr. Wilson is the holder of BSc. Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of the West Indies, a MBA from UWI Institute of Business and an advanced diploma in Accounting and Finance.
Within the Group he presently serves on the Boards of Nation Publishing Company Limited and One Caribbean Flexipac Industries and Solutions Limited. He also previously served as a Director of ANSA Polymer Limited.
Ms. Karlene Ng Tang – Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary, One Caribbean Media Limited
Ms. Karlene Ng Tang joined Caribbean Communications Network Limited (CCN Group) in 1998 as the Group Financial Accountant and assumed the role of Group Financial Controller from 2009 to 2017.
In 2017 she was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of One Caribbean Media Limited.
Ms. Ng Tang is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a MBA with a Specialism in Finance (Distinction) from the Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She has over twenty-three years’ experience in the media industry, including thirteen years in executive management. Her experience includes audit, financial accounting and management, budgeting, treasury management and related activities.
Ms. Ng Tang serves as a Director on the Board of The Express Children’s Fund.
Mr. Noel Wood – Chief Executive Officer – The Nation Group
Mr. Noel Wood is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Nation Corporation, the Barbadian subsidiary of the OCM Group. Prior to his taking up the position of CEO, he served for thirteen years as the Group Financial Controller/ Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Wood is an experienced leader, finance professional and chartered accountant with a strong record of financial management and strategy implementation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) and holds a MBA in Finance from City University, London. He is a Director on the Boards of The Nation Corporation, The Nation Publishing Co. Limited, Starcom Network Inc., Innogen Technologies Inc. and SVG Publishers Inc. During his tenure, he completed several developmental and training programmes including the Business Executive Program at Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada and has played a pivotal role in several projects that has driven the success of the Nation Group.
Mr. Peter G. Symmonds Q.C
Mr. Peter G. Symmonds K.C. is an Attorney at-Law who has been in private practice for forty two years.
He is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the West Indies and a Masters of Laws (LLM) from the University of London and is also a Justice of the Peace in Barbados.
Mr. Symmonds serves as a Director of Interim Investment Ltd formerly Rum Refinery of Mount Gay Limited, a privately held company, and as a Trustee of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, and The Brewster Trust, Registered Barbados Charities. He was a Board Member of BS&T for six years prior to its acquisition by Massy Holdings Limited, and former Board Member of Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited for fourteen years and Massy United Insurance Limited for over 10 years.
Mrs. Miriam Wilson-Edwards – Group Internal Auditor, One Caribbean Media Limited
Mrs. Miriam Wilson-Edwards joined the Group in 2019 with over nineteen years’ experience in the field of internal auditing. She spent over twelve years heading the Internal Audit Department of a Property Development Company and several years conducting audit engagements in various sectors for a conglomerate with subsidiaries spanning the Caribbean. She also served the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Trinidad and Tobago as an Executive, Governor and Chairman of the Board; and is a Volunteer Instructor for the IIA Inc. USA.
Mrs. Wilson-Edwards holds a BSc. (Hons) in Economics/Finance, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); holds Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and a MBA with Distinction from the Anglia Ruskin University, UK. She is also an Associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.