Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA
Elizabeth Riley has been appointed as Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with effect from July 1.
The announcement was made by the chairman of CDEMA's council Vincent Byron Jr, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs for St Kitts-Nevis.
Riley, who is Barbadian, joined the team at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in 2001 and has been acting as executive director since May 1, 2020.
Prior to this, she held the post of deputy executive director since April 2012.
She also acted in the deputy position between 2009 and 2012.
As executive director, she will be responsible for the provision of overall direction and leadership to CDEMA.
This will include implementing the organisation's mandate through programme management including strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, resource mobilisation, financial management, partnerships and stakeholder relationships, and corporate communications.
Riley has over 20 years' experience in disaster management at the regional and international levels in various capacities.
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