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Jamaican named to head regional utilities body

Published:Sunday | October 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM
David Geddes

David Geddes, a former director of the Office of Utilities Regulation, has been appointed executive director of the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR).

Geddes, who has held several management positions in the local media, last served as a vice-president of the National Water Commission.

He took up the position on October 1, and will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership of the non-profit organisation, established in 2002 to assist in the improvement of utility regulation in regional states.

Geddes has also been tasked with managing all matters related to membership and is the interface between OOCUR and all stakeholders; preparing annual strategic plans and budgets and maintain contacts with regional, multilateral and international agencies in promoting the activities of OOCUR and its interests.

OOCUR is also mandated to foster transparent and stable utility regulation through autonomous and independent regulators in member countries and to undertake research, training and development.

Geddes will be based in Jamaica.