President welcomes new directors
WICB Media Release.
Port of Spain, Trinidad – President of the West Indies Cricket Board Mr. Dave Cameron said that newly appointed directors, The Honourable Richard ‘Ricky’ Skerritt and Mr. Don Wehby will both provide invaluable service to West Indies cricket based on their distinguished backgrounds.
President Cameron made the remarks in extending a warm welcome to the two.
“They are both men of outstanding reputations and accomplishment in their respective professional fields and their presence on the Board of Directors will be to the benefit of West Indies cricket. We look forward to their service, thoughts, ideas and counsel,” Mr. Cameron said.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors I welcome these two esteemed gentlemen as directors and look forward to their respective contributions as we work towards the continued development of West Indies Cricket,” Mr. Cameron added.
On Saturday last, at a Board Meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the Board elected Skerritt (who was nominated by CARICOM) and Wehby as non-member directors.
The Board also re-elected Mr. Clifford Reis and Mrs. Jennifer Nero as directors. Mrs. Nero was the first female director of the WICB, having first been appointed in 2011.
Skerritt, a Senator in the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly and a former West Indies and Leeward Islands Team Manager is Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumers Affairs of St Kitts.
He was the first full time Team Manager for the West Indies Senior Men’s Team and served from 2000 to 2004.
Minister Skerritt also played a leading role in the re-development of Warner Park in his native St Kitts which now serves as one of the premier cricketing venues in the region.
A Rhodes Scholar, Minister Skerritt holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of the Virgin Islands and a Masters from Oxford University.
Mr. Wehby is the Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy, one of the Caribbean’s largest corporate entities. A Fellow Chartered Accountant, Mr. Wehby holds Bachelors of Science (Hons.) and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from the University of the West Indies and has also completed an Advanced Management College certificate course at Stanford University.
Mr. Wehby, also served as Group Chief Financial Officer, Group Finance Manager and Chief Operating Officer for the GraceKennedy Financial Services Division.
Mr. Wehby served as Minister in the Government in his native Jamaica for two years (2007 – 2009) before returning to GraceKennedy as Group Chief Operating Officer in 2009 serving in that post for two years before being appointed Group CEO.
Both Minister Skerritt and Mr. Wehby are avid cricket fans.
The full Board of Directors now reads:
Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron – President
Emmanuel Nanthan – Vice President
Dr. Allen Sammy
Richard ‘Ricky’ Skerritt
WICB Media Release.