Wednesday, 26 August 2020

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Sir Kenneth Hall named UCC Chancellor / Hugh Faulkner takes over as INDECOM Commissioner / Proven’s Chris Williams appointed Access Financial Chair

>> Former Governor General Sir Kenneth Hall has been appointed Chancellor of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), which is now trying to attract international students through its online offerings and blended programmes. According to a release, Hall will act as the university’s chief representative for outreach efforts in a range of communities locally, regionally and internationally. As Chancellor, he succeeds Professor Dennis Gayle, who has retired.

>> The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has a new head. Hugh Faulkner, who previously served as Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, has taken ovewr the role of Commissioner for a five-year term. He succeeds Terrence Williams. INDECOM is a civilian-staffed state agency tasked with undertaking investigations concerning actions by members of the security forces and other agents of the State.

>> Christopher Williams, co-founder and CEO of Proven Management Limited, is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Access Financial Services Ltd, which has restructured its management team with a raft of new appointments. Company founder Marcus James now fills the role of Group Chief Executive Officer, former COO Frederick Williams has been promoted to General Manager, while attorney-at-law Justine Collins and banking exec Michael Shaw have been appointed to the board.

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