Castries, January 20, 2016 – Attorney-at-law Stephen Mc Namara has been appointed the new Chairman of the St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) Board of Directors.
A Senior Partner with the law firm of Mc Namara & Company, the incoming Chairman has been a member of the LUCELEC Board since October 2005.
He chairs the Board’s Governance Committee and is a member of the Human Resource Committee.
Mr Mc Namara replaces Dr Trevor Byer who retired from the LUCELEC Board of Directors after serving the company since December 2008 when he was appointed to represent minority shareholders.
An energy consultant, Dr Byer also chaired the Strategic Planning and Investments Committees and was a member of the Board Human Resource Committee. Dr Trevor Byer chaired his last Board Meeting on December 4, 2015.
Additionally, at the 176th meeting of Directors, Mr. John C. Joseph was appointed to replace Dr Byer on the Board effective January 1, 2016, to represent minority shareholder interests.
Mr Joseph is a former Financial Controller at LUCELEC and a former Managing Director of the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. from where he retired in December 2013.
He is currently a consultant with the Water and Waste Water Solutions of Canada.
LUCELEC has also lost the services of Director Andre Chastanet who submitted his resignation to the Board effective December 31, 2015.
A chartered accountant by profession, Mr. Chastanet joined the Board in November 2012 representing minority shareholders.
A replacement for Mr. Chastanet has not been identified.