Deputy Secretary-General and
Head of Regional Policy Development
Nigel Cassimire is a telecommunications engineer with over thirty years of experience in the technical, operational and executive management of telecommunications systems and services. He has intimate understanding of a broad range of information and communications technologies and services, with practical experience in network and service planning, operations management and domestic and international telecommunications policy development.
Mr. Cassimire has functioned as a Consulting Telecommunications Specialist since July 2005 and has worked extensively with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Secretariat in Port of Spain developing and promoting harmonised Caribbean positions in the areas of spectrum management, Internet governance and ICT policy. He has also successfully conducted consultancies for several of the member governments of the CTU.
Mr. Cassimire has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering as well as a Diploma in Management Studies from The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He is a fellow of the Telecommunications Engineering and Management Institute of Canada (TEMIC) and an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, Fountainbleau, France
Director, Finance and Administration
Selby Wilson is a professional accountant having graduated in 1968. He became a fellow of the Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants in 1980. Mr. Wilson is also a Paul Harris Fellow and has a Masters in Telecommunications (Regulation and Policy) from the University of the West Indies.
He has had a distinguished career in both the private sector and the public sector. From 1972 to 1982, he served as the General Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago Telephone Company, now TSTT. From 1982 to 1986, he operated a private consultancy practice. He lectured at the tertiary level in Financial Management, Management Accounting and Activity Based Management and Costing from 1997-2004.
In 1986, he was elected as a Member of Parliament in the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. From 1986 to 1988, he serviced as Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and from 1989 to 1991 as Minister of Finance. He then joined the Caribbean Communication Network as Commercial Director, a position he held for two years before reverting to private practice.
He served as Secretary General of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organisations (CANTO), for six years from 1997. He currently holds a consulting appointment as Telecom Strategist with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), a CARICOM Agency.
Francis Trevor Prevatt
Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Since May 2010, Trevor Prevatt has provided general consultancy services to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union or CTU, a regional, intergovernmental CARICOM ICT institution. His work has included providing Contracts Administration services, organisational secretarial services to the CTU’s statutory bodies and leading the CTU’s ICT4ALL activities. From 1st January 2022, he assumed the position of Director, Stakeholder Engagement.
Mr. Prevatt has been involved in particular in building awareness about the role ICTs can play in making the lives of People with Disabilities (PWDs) better by working directly with PWDs. He is responsible for the CTU’s ICT for Empowering People with Disabilities programme, which since March 2014 has run 57 Workshops for the Deaf and the Blind in nine CTU Member States. He has also sensitised Caribbean ICT Ministers, their Permanent Secretaries and Technical Officers, and other ICT Stakeholders attending CTU meetings, about the role that ICTs can play in the lives of PWDs.
In order to expand the ways in which ICT can be used by PWDs who are Deaf and Blind, Mr. Prevatt has been working with a wide range of PWDs and other partners to introduce the Caribbean Video Assistance Service or CVAS. CVAS has been in full operations since February 2021 and provides a video relay service for the Deaf, Hard of hearing and speech impaired sign language users, and video assistance for Blind or the Visually impaired users.
By profession, Mr. Prevatt is a Chartered Accountant of England and Wales; he holds a B.Sc. (Econ.) from the University of the Hull in the United Kingdom; and has had a varied professional career, including being General Manager of Republic Bank Limited and a past director of COLFIRE, a general insurance company in Trinidad and Tobago.
Director, Business Development and Implementation Support
Gary Kalloo is a Telecommunications and ICT Specialist with over twenty- five years of experience in the Telecommunications and ICT fields.
Mr. Kalloo provides specialist support in Programme Management, ICT policy and strategy development, spectrum management and internet governance at a regional level.
He possesses an excellent mix of qualifications and experience, in the wide ranging fields of engineering, Project Management, ICT Policy and Strategy Planning and Development, Telecommunications Regulations and Policy Development, public sector transformation and digital government.
As head of the Strategic Planning Unit at the National ICT Company of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Kalloo contributed to the development and implementation of several iterations of the country’s National ICT Plan. Mr Kalloo has also worked with the Infocom Development Authority of Singapore in championing several key ICT initiatives for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
He also functioned as Head of the Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Unit in the Ministry of Public Administration providing telecom policy guidance for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr Kalloo has served at various senior management levels with the national operator, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago and was instrumental in preparing the organization for market liberalization and competition regulations during the period 2000 to 2005.
As an ICT Consultant, Mr Kalloo has also executed multi country assignments for international organisations, such as Inter- American Development Bank and the International Telecommunications Union.
Finance and Management Accountant
Camille Fullerton-Chow is a professional accountant with over sixteen years of experience in various financial roles in the private and public sectors. Her profound understanding of financial management analysis and auditing practices has equipped her with skills to fill her new role at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union.
Camille has continued her professional development through continuous studies. She has now attained Fellowship Status of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants.
Camille is unwavering in her commitment to excellence, and her ability to leverage her expertise adequately qualifies her to fulfil her role as a Financial and Management Accountant at the CTU.
Camille is married and is the proud mother of five boys.
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Michelle Garcia is an international affairs and communications professional with approximately 15 years of experience working in intergovernmental organisations. She is currently the Communications Specialist at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) where she is charged with providing effective communications to CTU’s 20 Member States and other concerned stakeholders, as well as providing business development services to the CTU Secretariat. She coordinates initiatives to increase public awareness of the CTU both regionally and internationally.
In recent years, Michelle has worked specifically on ICT for development matters across the Caribbean, including coordinating high-level engagements with Caribbean ICT Ministers and Advisors, collaborating on workshops and seminars with ICT sector partners, and conducting outreach to various segments of the general public.
Prior to joining the CTU, Michelle led the Communications Unit at the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), where she worked closely with government stakeholders, diplomatic missions, media personnel and other international organisations, to promote the ACS’ regional cooperation work.
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies and Spanish from the University of the West Indies, a Bachelor’s of Law Degree from the University of London, UK, a Legal Professional Certificate from the University of Law, UK and a Master of Science in International Studies from the University of Barcelona.
Stakeholder Engagement and Event Specialist
Francola John brings over two decades of expertise in Operations Management and Corporate Event Project Management to the CTU, having served both private and public sector organizations in Trinidad and Tobago.
In her role as a consultant for many major international conferences hosted in Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. John consistently showcased her fervour and commitment to strategic events, top-tier stakeholder engagement, leadership, service excellence, and continuous professional growth. Her collaboration with the CTU commenced in 2011, during which she has adeptly managed a plethora of intricate events at local, regional, and international levels for the organization.
Ms. John serves as the CTU’s designated Focal Point for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Network of Women (NoW). This network propels gender balance in the activities, policy decisions, and outcomes of global ICT initiatives. The CTU is taking strides towards building a community where, across our twenty (20) Member States, female delegates bolster one another, broaden their networks, advocate and exchange knowledge and experiences. This not only amplifies the active participation of women in ITU activities and the wider ICT sector but also elevates their visibility, enabling them to assume larger responsibilities in international ICT forums. The initiative also encourages expert female delegates to mentor up-and-coming ICT professionals, cultivating a robust foundation for women in the digital domain.
Academically, Ms. John holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Heriot Watt University, U.K. As she looks to the future, her ambition remains unwavering: to continuously augment the growth of the CTU, fortifying stakeholder initiatives and enhancing service delivery to all Member States.
Senior Research Analyst
Nia Nanan is a Research and Planning Specialist with almost fifteen years’ tactful and skilled experience focused on socio-economic development in a multi-country context, in the areas of strategic planning; research and data analysis; monitoring and reporting; policy formulation and advocacy; as well as the design, implementation and management of technical assistance projects, particularly related to regional development and the sustainable development goals.
Nia has a MSc in Global Studies from the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, and is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional.
Her professional experiences have been dedicated towards transformational development, innovative solutions, and enhancing resiliency, augmented by more than a decade’s experience in data analysis and BI tools. She has served as a project manager with a focus on transformational development projects, coupled with experience in institutional and resource planning, policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, research methodologies, and staff training.
Currently holding the post of Senior Research Analyst at the Caribbean Telecommunications Unions, focused on inter-agency coordination and evidence-based strategic programming at a regional level, with a specific concentration on Caribbean developing countries and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Information Technology Specialist
Richard Feveck has been with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union since 2010 and has functioned in an information technology / security capacity. He is currently serving as the Information Technology Specialist at the CTU where he is tasked with maximising the use of technology to support the strategic goals of the organisation. Richard has introduced an e-Waste policy within the organisation and uses it proudly not just as an environmentally friendly gesture but also as an additive to cybersecurity.
Richard has a BSc. Hons. in Computing and has also attained a MSc. in Computer Forensics and Systems Security, both from the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom. This was a strategic move on his part, given the Caribbean’s move to digitisation where cybersecurity is a concern and at the forefront of many discussions.
Shanea Lewis is a dedicated and skilled professional currently serving as the Policy Analyst in the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). With a versatile skill set and a strong educational background in engineering and computer science, she has demonstrated her ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently.
Ms. Lewis began her journey with the CTU as an intern while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at the University of the West Indies. She quickly exhibited her dedication to excellence, completing projects and working directly with the Secretary General to gain new skill sets.
In addition to her work experience, Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, which has equipped her with a unique set of skills that complement her strong interpersonal abilities and determination for self-improvement.
Executive Assistant, Office of the Secretary-General
Tracy Akie-Raymond joined the CTU in April 2022, bringing with her a wealth of administrative work experience and knowledge. She has had the privilege of holding a multitude of Administrative postions throughout her career, such as Executive Secretary, Office Administrator and Administrative Manager. Throughout her more than 20+ years of professional tenure, Tracy has been employed by major institutions such as, Guardian Life of the Caribbean Ltd, the Barbados Fertility Center and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
Tracy joins the CTU as Executive Assistant and manages every aspect of the Office of the Secretary-General. A consummate professional, Tracy ensures that communication with our Member States are conducted with the highest level of proficiency and competency while ensuring that the CTU Secretariat functions efficiently and smoothly on a daily basis.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies, Tracy has attained certification as an Administrative Professional Secretary (APS), in Effective Business Writing and Office Administration. She also completed her Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Office Administration at the College of Science Technology & Applied Arts of Trinidad & Tobago (COSTAATT). Tracy intends to further her studies in Business Administration and make greater contributions through her work at the CTU towards the implementation of its mandate in the Caribbean Region.
Executive Assistant, Office of the Deputy Secretary-General
Tamika Campbell-Carter currently holds the position of Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary-General. Mrs. Campbell-Carter is an administrative professional boasting over fifteen years’ experience at various levels mainly in the state sector. She brings with her more than a decade of experience from a state enterprise organisation that specialised in the project management of construction and repairs & maintenance of educational facilities. Her professionalism, dedication, drive & passion for administrative excellence all come to the fore.
She began her journey at the CTU as an administrative consultant for the CARIBIX project for four months; however, her drive and her ability to always push herself gave her the opportunity to work with the Events Specialist on a Regional Event, displaying her dedication towards the CTU in implementing its mandate to all Member States.
Mrs. Campbell-Carter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Australian Institute of Business through SITAL College of Tertiary Education, and a Diploma in Management for Administrative Professionals from the UWI School of Business and Applied Studies, as well as a Certificate in Protocol for Events from the Human Resource Management Associate of Trinidad and Tobago. Mrs. Campbell-Carter also maintains a keen interest in self-entrepreneurship and personal growth.