Board of Directors
Sir R. Geoffrey Cave, K.A., C.B.E., B.C.H., Hon. L.L.D., UWI - Chairman
Sir Geoffrey Cave is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Cave Shepherd & Co. Limited. Sir Geoffrey was first elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1970. Sir Geoffrey chairs the Boards of associates, DGM Financial Group, Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd and SigniaGlobe Financial Group Inc. He also serves as Chairman of subsidiary, Fortress Fund Managers Limited.
In November 2016, on the occassion of Barbados' 50th Anniversary of Independance, he was awarded the honour of Knight of St. Andrew for his outstanding contribution to business. In 2007, the University of the West Indies conferred on him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) and in the Queen's New Years' Honour's List in 2003, he was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. His distinguished career in business in Barbados and the region was recognized in 2001 when he was awarded a Caribbean Master Entrepreneur Award.
Sir Geoffrey holds a B.Comm. from McGill University in Canada
Mr. John M. B. Williams, FCA - Chief Executive Officer
Joined Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd as Chief Executive Officer in 2006. Prior to joining Cave Shepherd, John worked for the Goddard Group of Companies from 1988 to 2006, the United States Agency for International Development from 1986 to 1988 and the London and Barbados offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Price Waterhouse).
Past appointments include former Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Barbados Investment & Development Corporation and the Barbados Institute of Management & Productivity (BIMAP). Former President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, former Deputy President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados and former Director of Barbados Tourism and Investment Inc
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Manchester University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (FCA) and the institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (FCA).
Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, GCM - Independent Director
Eudine Barriteau was elected to serve on the Board of Cave Shepherd in 2008. She is a member of the Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee.
Professor Barriteau is an academic with numerous scholarly writings to her credit. She serves on a number of Boards and Committees regionally and internationally.
Professor Barriteau is currently the Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI). She has previously held the opositions of Deputy Principal, Cave Hill Campus, Prinicpal of University of the West Indies Open Campus and Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, a position she held for fifteen (15) years.
Mr. Roger M. Cave, CA, CFA - Executive Director
Roger Cave joined the Board of Cave Shepherd in 1997. He is the founder and Investment Director of Fortress Fund Managers Limited, a subsidiary of Cave Shepherd. Fortress manages a suite of mutual funds, including Fortress Caribbean Growth Fund, Fortress Caribbean Pension Fund and Fortress Caribbean High Interest Fund.
Mr. Cave serves as a Director on the Board of Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd and DGM Financial Group, associates of Cave Shepherd. He is a Board member of the Barbados Stock Exchange
Mr. Cave is a graduate of Bishop's University, Canada where he obtained a BBA. He is a CFA charter holder as well as a Chartered Accountant. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Accountants of Barbados (FCA).
Mrs. Maureen D. Davis - Executive Director
Maureen Davis joined the Board of Cave Shepherd in 2007. She is currently the Chief Development Officer of one of Cave Shepherd's major associated companies, Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd, a position she has held since that company's formation in 2000.
She also serves on the Board of the Toursim Development Corporation, and is a Council member of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.
Mr. Robert M. Harvey-Read - Non-Executive Director
Robert Harvey-Read was elected to the Board of Cave Shepherd in 2008. He is a member of the Audit Committee.
Robert works in the philanthropic division of Banyan Air Service – one of the leading private aircraft service operators in the south-eastern USA. His main role is the Recruitment and Donor Relations Coordinator for Egbe Hospital in Southern Nigeria which is currently undergoing a major revitalization led by the owners of Banyan Air Service. Prior to this, Robert worked for the United States Retail Division of the Automotive Art Group managing sales and store development. He has held other developmental and leadership roles in business and Christian ministry in Barbados, Grenada, and the US.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Ryerson University in Canada.
Mr. Lyden J. Ramdhanny - Independent Director
Lyden Ramdhanny was appointed to the Cave Shepherd Board in 2008. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee. Mr. Ramdhanny previously served as a Director on the Board of Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd an associate of the company for five (5) years from its inception in 2000.
Mr. Ramdhanny is a prominent businessman in Grenada having held numerous private enterprise and public service/government posts.
Mr. Richard G. Simpson - Executive Director
Richard Simpson was elected to serve on the Board of Cave Shepherd in 2007. He joined Cave Shepherd in 1983 and has worked in several departments of retail operations.
Mr. Simpson is a member of the Executive Committee of retail associate, Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd, with responsibilitiy for premises and facilities.
Mr. Edward J. L. Ince - Non-Executive Director
Edward Ince joined the Cave Shepherd Board in 2012.
Mr Ince has extensive experience in creating and managing businesses throughout the Caribbean and Central America regions. He co-founded Prism Services, a payments and operations outsourcing company and continues to sit on the Prism Board. He also serves on the Boards of Republic Bank Ltd and Producttive Business Solutions Limited, a listed company on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Mr. Ince is a graduate of York University, Canada, where he obtained a BSc. (Hons) in Computer Science.
Mr. Adrian H. Padmore - Non-Executive Director
Adrian Padmore was elected to the Board of Cave Shepherd in April 2016. He is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance & Nomination Commitee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Padmore is the Managing Director of Bryden Stokes Limited and previously held the position of General Manager of The West India Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO) from 2002 until 2017. His experience in the manufacturing, export, retail and the distribution sectors span over 25 years, additionally, he has worked extensively in the Barbados, Caribbean and USA markets.
Mr. Padmore is a graduate of Harrison College and Coventry University, England, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC) and is a past member of the Council of Management of the Barbados Manufacturers' Association.