The UWI announces Sharon Christopher as new St. Augustine Campus Council Chair
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sharon Christopher as Chair of the St. Augustine Campus Council for the five-year period, November 16, 2018 to July 31, 2023.
According to the University’s Statutes and Ordinances—Statute 7—as Chair, Ms. Christopher “will preside at meetings of the St. Augustine Campus Council, and shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be conferred or imposed”.
Sharon Christopher, an alumna of The UWI, is an Attorney at Law, Leadership Development Coach and Motivational Speaker. She is founder and CEO of Sharon Christopher and Associates, which provides services throughout the Caribbean and North America. A highly experienced Board Director and holder of the designation of Accredited Director, Ms. Christopher has served on numerous boards in various sectors, locally, regionally, and internationally. She was a member of the Working Committee that developed the National Code of Corporate Governance for Trinidad and Tobago; a member of the Frank Rampersad Commission for the rationalization of companies within the State Sector and a member of the Governance Committee of the Government’s Vision 20:20 initiative.
A former Senior Banking Executive, Ms. Christopher also brings to The University of the West Indies some 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, with proven success as a catalyst for change and driver of results. She is a known advocate for women’s empowerment, rights, equality and social justice and was the founding Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at The UWI.
Ms. Christopher is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree (Upper Second Class Honours) from the Cave Hill Campus of The UWI, a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, from which she graduated as the Most Outstanding Student, and a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics (University of London).
She succeeds Mr. Ewart Williams, former Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, who served the University with distinction over the past 10 years as Campus Chair.