A few words about me


I am a Business Consultant with a strong background in media, 22 years with the BBC in London. I obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Oxford (served jointly as Executive MBAs’ Class President), and MA in Journalism from University of Cardiff.

Started in media in Guyana as a radio broadcaster. Appointed youngest Editor-in-Chief of GBC radio, and later head of news for Guyana Television, in the early 90s. I Joined BBC World Service’s Caribbean Service in London in 1996, and moved up to presenting programmes for BBC’s wider global audience of 200 million – in news, business, technology, current affairs, science and sports.

Covered wide range of stories – from launch of Apple iPhone in San Francisco for BBC Technology in 2007, Obama’s election in 2008, London and Beijing Olympics, the 2006 football world cup in Germany.I Was a presenter at the launch of global radio programme, Business Matters, writer for Wisden, columnist for the UK’s The Guardian, Caribbean analyst for BBC World TV, cricket commentator for the iconic Test Match Special.

Worked as a media consultant in a number of markets, including South Africa, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, UK, Anguilla, Antigua and Trinidad & Tobago. Industries ranged from oil and gas to banking to cosmetics. Media coach on London Business School’s Senior Executive Programme for global c-suites.

More recently Editor-in-Chief of the T&T Guardian, one of the region’s oldest newspapers, and Caribbean CEO for ACCA — the world’s leading body for professional accountants. Currently Vice-Chairman of Trinidad and Tobago’s Media Complaints Council, its media regulation body.

Five Things

1. Bad at karaoke and can barely hold a tune… except one.
2. Trivia’s my thing. Play a song for a split second and I’ll tell you the name. Also likely that I can tell you what the capital of Kyrgyzstan is, or how many LeBron James (LBJ) scored on his NBA debut. And where. Big Sister II calls me The King of Useless Knowledge.
3. Arsenal FC, West Indies, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers Lakers, in no particular order. Perpetual frustration and talking to my TV are therefore normal.
4. Growing up, fourth of 7 – smack in the middle – with boys first and last. So there are 2 sisters between each boy… BGGBGGB. A unique, flippable stacked sandwich. And me? Fell way short. One girl.
5. Cool or Off The Beaten Track places visited? Iran. Best food in the world.