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Mark Barnett appointed as NWC acting president

Published:Thursday | January 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Marketing and communi-cations manager at the JUTC, Clinton Clarke. - JIS Photo

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill, after consultation with the Board of Commissioners of the National Water Commission (NWC), yesterday announced the appointment of vice-president Mark Barnett to act as president as today.

This acting arrangement follows the earlier resignation of Kingsley Thomas as president.

Thomas was subsequently asked to remain as president until yesterday while arrangements were being made for a successor.

Barnett previously acted as NWC president for three months up to December 30, 2013.

He is an engineer with extensive experience managing both technical and commercial operations for water and waste water services at the NWC during his 18-year tenure with the commission.

He has a Master of Science degree in waste and water engineering from Loughborough University in the UK, a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical and process engineering from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, and a diploma in chemical technology from the College of Arts, Science and Technology, among several other educational qualifications.