Staff

Nigel Cassimire

Deputy Secretary General and
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





Selby Wilson

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

Trevor Prevatt has provided general consultancy services to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) since May 2010, including Contracts Administration services and Organisational Secretarial services to the CTU’s statutory bodies. Following a decision in 2013 to make ICTs more inclusive in the Caribbean, he has been involved 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 has run Workshops in eight CTU Member States for the Deaf and the Blind. 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.

On behalf of the CTU, Mr. Prevatt is working with VTCSecure, a US-based global company and other partners to introduce the Caribbean Video Assistance Service (CVAS).  CVAS will provide a video relay service (VRS) for deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired sign language users, and video assistance for the blind or the visually impaired. A pilot implementation project is carded for October 2017.

A Chartered Accountant of England and Wales by profession, Mr. Prevatt also holds a B.Sc. (Econ.) from the University of the Hull in the United Kingdom and has had a varied professional career.

Gary Kalloo

Director, Business Development and Implementation Support

Mr Gary Kalloo is a Telecommunications and ICT Specialist with over twenty- five years of experience in the Telecommunications and ICT fields.

 

Mr. Kalloo is currently an ICT Consultant with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union providing 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.

Junior Mc Intyre

Director, Research and Analysis

Junior Mc Intyre is an Information Technology and Telecommunications (ICT) practitioner with 30+ years of demonstrated ability, leading technology initiatives to promote innovation, drive efficiency and enable digital transformation at institutions across multiple sectors. Highly skilled in ICT infrastructure development, enterprise technologies, strategic planning, business development, project coordination and results-based management, Junior has leveraged his expertise to successfully implement many ICT development projects across the telecommunications, education and public sector landscape at the national and regional level.

Junior is a dynamic professional who utilizes his wide-ranging expertise to re-design systems to improve efficiencies and to support the automation of business processes across a wide cross section of business domains. Junior has led projects to re-engineer operations in the telecoms and public sector and coordinated the implementation of a number of major enterprise information platforms throughout multiple sectors.

Junior served as the regional coordinator, for the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP), a multi-country ICT-led innovation and broadband network infrastructure project, led by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union and funded by the World Bank. He has managed multi-country telecoms infrastructure and ICT-Led innovation projects and currently serves as the lead for the development of the technology resilience strategic pillar, for the CARICOM, Caribbean Leadership Results-Based Management Group.

Junior holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Management.

Francola John

Relationship and Event Management Specialist

Francola John brings to the CTU her expertise in Operations Management and Corporate Event Project Management that spans over a period of twenty-two (22) years in both private and public sector organisations in Trinidad and Tobago. 

 
As a Consultant on many of the major international conferences held in Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. John demonstrated her passion and commitment for strategic events, high level stakeholder engagement, leadership, service excellence and continuous professional development.  Her professional relationship with the CTU began in 2011 and she has successfully managed many complex events locally, regionally and internationally for the organisation. 

 
Ms. John holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Heriot Watt University, U.K.  Her long-term goal is to continue to add value towards the growth of the CTU in delivering on its mandate to strengthen Stakeholder initiatives and improve service delivery to its Member States.
 

Michelle Garcia

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Michelle Garcia is currently the Communications Specialist at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), a position she has held since January 2017. Ms. Garcia is charged with the mandate to provide effective communications, and business development support for the CTU Secretariat, where she continues to increase public awareness of the CTU both regionally and internationally.

She has proven experience in the field of Corporate Communications and International Relations, primarily in the area of International Organisations.

Prior to joining the CTU, Ms. Garcia led the Communications Unit at the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), where she worked closely with key government and ministry counterparts, embassies, international organisations, as well as media personnel on a regional and global scale.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies and Spanish, a Master of Science in International Affairs and recently completed a Law Degree

Shanea Lewis

Coordinator in the Office of the Secretary General

Shanea Lewis is currently the Coordinator in the Office of the Secretary General at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). Ms. Lewis is charged with planning and coordinating CTU project activities being executed by the Secretary-General. 

 

She has exhibited the ability to work effectively as a team member and independently. Ms. Lewis is a quick learner with a versatile skill set, with experience in written and oral communication and an educational background in engineering and sciences which complement strong interpersonal skills and a determination to self-improvement. 

 

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. 

Mary Pouchet

Executive Assistant to the Secretary General

2010 to present time, Executive Assistant to the Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) reporting directly to the SG and providing administrative support to the Secretariat Team.  

 

Immediately after leaving Secondary School – St. Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain with 7 GCE Subjects, joined British West Indian Airways (BWIA) now Caribbean Airlines. After a very long stint with the Airline, worked at the Caribbean Epidemiological Centre (CAREC) then at an NGO (spin off from CAREC) The Caribbean Coalition of National Aids Programme Coordinators (CCNAPC).

 

Each of the organisations referred to, were and are, very diverse in their operations and performance standards and I’ve gained much experience administratively and technically in many fields and in relating to people of varying personalities through all levels of society – including Governmental.

Brenda Julien

Manager, Administration & Human Resource

Brenda Julien has provided administrative services to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) since 2014 and is responsible for the smooth and effective functioning of the administrative processes of the CTU Secretariat. She also handles Human Resources administration and Facilities & Services management, and provides logistical support in the oversight of the various local and international events executed by the Secretariat.

 

Prior to her appointment Ms. Julien worked for 7 years in the Corporate Secretary Office at the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) – a facilitator for business, recreation, sporting and other eco-tourism ventures, and was responsible for making logistical arrangements for the Authority’s Board and Committee meetings.

 

Over the course of her professional career Ms. Julien has worked  in the public and private sectors in banking, insurance, manufacturing, eco-tourism and ICT.