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Cricket West Indies (CWI) appoints three women to Board of Directors in historic move

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) proudly announces the appointment of three women to the CWI Board as Independent Directors,  marking a historic milestone for gender diversity and inclusion within the organisation.

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

Ms. Diann 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 organisational development will greatly benefit CWI’s strategic initiatives.

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

Returning to the Board of Directors is Mrs. Debra Coryat-Patton, an accomplished Attorney-at-Law from Trinidad & Tobago. Mrs. Coryat-Patton specialises in Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Diplomatic Protocol, bringing invaluable legal expertise to the CWI Board. She is also a Chartered Director and Chartered Corporate Secretary, reflecting her commitment to governance excellence.

In addition to these appointments, Mr. Hallam Nichols has been reappointed as an Independent Director, further enhancing the board’s collective expertise and vision. Mr. Nichols is a prominent Barbadian entrepreneur. He serves on the CWI Stakeholders Relations Committee.

CWI President, Dr. Kishore Shallow, expressed his enthusiasm for the new appointments, stating,

“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.”

Regarding diversity on the Board, President Dr. Shallow emphasized,

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

In conclusion, President Shallow thanked the outgoing Independent Directors, saying

“I wish to express gratitude to Manniram Prashad and Gail Mathurin for their contributions and service to West Indies Cricket. We anticipate their continued involvement and impact in other capacities.”

With the new appointments, 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 ending in March 2025.

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