Rorrey Fenty appointed to BTMI board

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Senator Lisa Cummins announced today that businessman Rorrey Fenty has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA).

Fenty joins the other members who were identified in the initial announcement on Friday, including businesswoman Shelly Williams who is the new chair of the Board of Directors for BTMI and the BTPA.

Cummins, who made the announcement on Friday in a media release, also expressed gratitude to the outgoing Board.

The deputy chairman is Wayne Capaldi, managing director of Sandpiper Hotel.

The members who took up their appointment from March 11 are:

The Board members are:

Mrs. Shelly Williams – CEO, Platinum Services Limited; Board Chair
Mr. Wayne Capaldi – Managing Director, Sandpiper Hotel; Deputy Board Chair
Mr. Ronnie Carrington – Producer/Director of Photography and Videography; Member
Mr. Rorrey Fenty – Businessman; Member
Mr. Iain Thomson –  Executive Director, FXI; Member
Mr. Terry Hanton –  Managing Director, Altman Barbados; Member
Ms. Sade Jemmott –  Consultant, Sade Jemmott Consulting; Member
Ms. Chiryl Newman –  Owner, Champers Restaurant; Member
Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, or nominee, Member
Chair, Intimate Hotels of Barbados, or nominee, Member
Chief Executive Officer, National Cultural Foundation, or nominee, Member
Chair, Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, or nominee, Member

Fenty is the brother of National Hero, singer and entrepreneur Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty.

Regarding the makeup of the Board, Cummins said that, “I am confident that the new Board complement possesses the skills and expertise to strategically lead the BTMI and the BTPA into a new era of transformation punctuated by increased private sector partnerships; external investment and collaboration; and holistic product development that will benefit Barbados and all Barbadians.

“One of the key things that we have seen over the course of COVID-19 is that the structure of our tourism sector has been in need of transformation, so we’re going to be seeing a number of legislative reviews and policy frameworks evolving from this new incarnation.” (PR/KG)

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