Mr. Doodnath Bhola
Chairman of the Board, Government Information Services Limited has served as Director Corporate Services at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) since 2012 but has been associated with the Agency since 1974.
Prior to his appointment as Director at WASA, Mr. Bhola held the position of General Manager and Deputy General Manager Corporate Services, Deputy General Manager Corporate Communications and Deputy General Manager Business Planning. Other positions which Mr. Bhola held at WASA were Corporate Secretary, Training Manager, Manager Pensions Administration and Facilities Manager.
A graduate from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Arts Degree Upper Second Class Honours in Government and History, Mr. Bhola did courses in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations and Public Administration.
Mr. Bhola got his formal education at the Hillview College and Arima Government Secondary School.
In his non-professional endeavours, Mr. Bhola held the post of President of the Cane Farm Divali Organising Committee and is currently the Chairman of the WASA Divali Organising Committee, Vice President of the Moosai sports Club, Vice president of the D’Abadie Maha Vishnu Mandir Branch No. 236 of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha and a member of the New Dimension Indian Orchestra.
Ms. Gail Prince Persad
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, GISL, Gail has also served with distinction as Chairman of the Board of Director of GISL from 2011- 2012 and she has served as a member of the Human Resource Committee of the Board.
Gail is currently a Community Liaison Officer with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, where she applies her skills and expertise in the sphere in community relations and public affairs in ensuring communication and cooperation between the Ministry and its respective publics where she serves as a liaison between state and non-state stakeholders.
She has successfully completed her Associates Degree in Business Management and is currently pursuing her BBA in Human Resource Management.
Gail continues to work with her community and she is a qualified ALTA Tutor and works assiduously with the Adult Literacy Tutors Association.
Mr. Majid S. Mohammed
Majid is currently the Communications, Education and Public Awareness Coordinator for the Nariva Swamp Restoration, Carbon Sequestration and Livelihoods Project with the Environmental Management Authority. Majid has more than 15 years’ experience in marketing, communications, international relations, community relations, media relations and advertising locally, regionally and internationally.
He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of West Indies in History and Politics and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations and has completed his Masters of Science in International Relations and has specialized in the development of Small Island States and Poverty Eradication Mechanisms. Majid has served at all levels, managing and executing projects in various capacities within Trinidad and Tobago and the CARICOM region as well as Europe, Brazil and the United States of America in the fields of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in both the public and private sector and is recognized for his unique skill in bringing together both spheres of the industry.
In his professional career Majid has represented Trinidad and Tobago at various forums regionally and internationally. He continues to strengthen his skills by continually re-tooling himself and is also a graduate of the School of Business and Computer Science, the Dispute Resolution Centre as well as the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business among others.
Mr. Neazam L.D. Taylor
Mr. Taylor is a self made businessman and is the owner of Taylor’s Yacht Works, Port of Spain. He is a passionate volunteer, and so over the years has volunteered in several non –profit organisations. He is currently a member of the Trinbago Emergency Network Team (TENT).
As a vibrant community leader, he has stood out as an inspiration to the young persons in his community in south Port of Spain. He has declared his continued desire to educate, inform and change the lives of youth in his community. He is the current president of the Sea Lots Residents Development Association. Mr. Taylor is also a member of the Satya Sai Babba Trinidad Association. Married with (4) four children, he is a devoted and proud father.
Mr. Nickson Trotman
Nickson is a Drafting and Construction Technician by profession has been practicing for over fifteen (15) years between Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently a Senior CAD Technician with the Ministry of Works where he works with the project designers to create a graphical representation of new projects.
Mr. Trotman a native of Tobago, is a graduate of Trinzuela Technical and Vocational College and the University of the West Indies where he specialized in Design and Construction. He has a wealth of knowledge in the business sector with particular emphasis construction sector.
Using his skills and experience Nickson continues to share his knowledge as he has been a part-time lecturer and works with members of his community providing career guidance and leadership workshops.
Mr. Kirt Conrad Walrond
Kirt is currently a Legal Officer with the Ministry of Housing, Land and Marine Affairs where he provides in house Legal Services to the Ministry in various legal matters. He has established a vibrant career in Trinidad and Tobago and has been a practicing Attorney-at-Law since 2009.
A graduate of the University of London is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) Degree (Hons.) and he began his distinguished career as the valedictorian of his graduating class at the Hugh Wooding Law School. His public service contribution began in 2010 when he was appointed a Temporary Senator.
His expertise spans a wide scope of legal matters including Civil Practice and Civil Litigation, Coveyancing, Probate Practice and Criminal Law. He also provides his professional services probono serving his community and country whenever possible.
He maintains close ties with his Alma Mater, the Sixth Form Secondary School/Polytechnic where he is the President of The Trinbago Sixth Form Polytechnic Alumni Association. He is also the Founder of the activist group “National Advocates for a Youth Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago".
Ms. Gail Harris-Persad
Gail is currently a Customer Service Specialist with the Ministry of Public Administration and has had a service-oriented career within Trinidad and Tobago for the last twenty years, including years of service in the Office of Parliament.
A graduate of the School of Accounting and Management and the University of the West Indies, Gail continues to develop her skill set and she is currently pursuing a B.Sc. in Management Studies and this would complement her experience in Business Management, Finance and Human Resources.
Her ability to anticipate the needs of the public and providing them with support has been the hallmark of her career and she continues to work with her community.
Ms. Denise Balgobin
Denise has a long and illustrious career in the media industry in Trinidad and Tobago with experience in coordinating and editing weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines.
A holder of a B.Sc. in Mass Communications from COSTAAT and Associate Degree in Journalism and Public Relations, she continues to retool and retrain herself and pursued certified training in Events Management, Protocol, Public Speaking, Photo Journalism and Strategic Public Relations planning.
Her service to community extends to the rural central at the Korea Village Women’s Group where she is involved in planning of community celebrations such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and religious observances. She organizes Fund-raising to assist youths with educational opportunities and assists community residents with accessing social welfare opportunities when necessary.
Mr. Jean-Paul Pouchet
Jean-Paul is an Organizational Manager experienced in project management, logistics, hospitality, entertainment and local culture with strong leadership qualifications with over 14 years of customer service experience, and a proven track record of building effective, productive working relationships with clients and staff.
A graduate of Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute, he has worked in both the public and private sectors with emphasis in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. Jean-Paul's skills allow him the opportunity to volunteer his services to the National Carnival Development Foundation (NCDF) as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Jean-Paul's key competencies include operations, project management, logistics, special events and event management.
Mr. Chadwick Noel
Chadwick brings with him the experience and skills of research, communication, organizational and administration expertise. Currently a Freedom of Information Officer he has been involved in developing, implementing and monitoring policies and guidelines for the Public Service in areas relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1999.
He earned his post-graduate qualifications at the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies and his undergraduate degree in Economics and Spanish at the University of the West Indies.
His key functional areas include Administration, Journalism and Tutorage and he has further enhanced his skills and expertise by completing his academic qualifications through training in various fields including communication, broadcasting and leadership techniques.
Usha has been serving the nation of Trinidad and Tobago for the last twenty-five (25) years as a Teacher and most recently a Principal (Primary) in South Trinidad where she facilitates learning by establishing a relationship with pupils and by their organisation of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. In her capacity as Principal she is responsible for overseeing the education of students and ensuring the teachers are meeting their educational goals.
With service close to her core principles she has made use of many opportunities to seek additional training and developed her skills in Management and Administration with the Ministry of Education. A sports enthusiast, she is involved in Cricket in her community and at the National Level.
An active member in her home communities of Palmiste and Union Hall, she ensures that she provides counsel and service wherever possible.
Having worked within the Public Sector in a senior technical capacity for the last eight (8) years; Rishi has gained in-depth insight into the operation of the Public Sector, both from an administrative and technical perspective.
Among several of his accomplishments include:
- Country Expert on the “Varieties of Democracy” Project conducted by the University of Gothenburg and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies https://v-dem.net/
- Collaborated with Syntegra Change Architects of Trinidad and Tobago on paper presented at UNCTAD conference entitled “Corporate Governance Disclosure in Trinidad and Tobago”;
- Passage and partial proclamation of the Data Protection Act No. 12 of 2011;
- Drafting of model legislation on Freedom of Information and Data Protection through the International Telecommunications Union HIPCAR Project;
- Advising the Ministry of Trade and Industry and IGovtt on areas relating to privacy protection as it related to the SEW Project and other related ICT Projects
- Development of organizational structure and processes for the Office of the Information Commissioner;
- Development of the Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Information;
- Co-Project Lead for the design and implementation of the One Stop Shop model ttconnect Service Centres.