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CWI appoints three women to board of directors in historic move

By Devika Ragoonanan From Caribbean Life

Cricket West Indies President, Dr. Kishore Shallow. Cricket West Indies

Cricket West Indies (CWI) recently announced the appointment of three women to its Board of Directors marking a historic milestone for gender diversity and inclusion within the organization.

Debra Coryat-Patton returns to the board while Diann Campbell and Louise Victor-Frederick join as new appointees.

Campbell, a distinguished Jamaican cricket administrator with nearly three decades of experience, holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Politics. Her expertise in cricket administration, corporate governance, and organizational development will greatly benefit CWI’s strategic initiatives.

Victor-Frederick, a seasoned branding and communications strategist from St. Lucia, brings a wealth of experience to the board. She has a Master’s degree in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Victor-Frederick also serves as a Director of the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture.

Returning to the Board of Directors is Debra Coryat-Patton, an accomplished attorney-at-law from T&T. Coryat-Patton specialises in Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Diplomatic Protocol, bringing invaluable legal expertise to the board. She is also a chartered director and chartered corporate secretary, reflecting her commitment to governance excellence.

In addition, Hallam Nichols a prominent Barbadian entrepreneur who served on the CWI Stakeholders Relations Committee has been reappointed as an independent director, further enhancing the board’s collective expertise and vision.

Dr. Kishore Shallow, president of CWI, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Campbell and Mrs. Victor-Frederick as new appointees, and we warmly welcome back Mrs. Coryat-Patton and Mr. Nichols to the CWI Board of Directors. Their diverse backgrounds, extensive experience, and unwavering commitment to excellence will undoubtedly strengthen our organization and contribute to the advancement of cricket in the West Indies.”

President Shallow emphasized, “Since the beginning, I’ve advocated for diversity within CWI to ensure fairness both on and off the field. This appointment is a natural progression of our ongoing commitment.”

He added, “My profound gratitude to both Manniram Prashad and Gail Mathurin for their service as independent directors.”

They have certainly made meaningful contributions to West Indies Cricket, and we anticipate their continued involvement and impact in other capacities.”

CWI reaffirms its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, setting a new standard for cricket governance in the region.

All four appointments are for a one year period concluding on March 2025.

For more on this story go to: Caribbean Life


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