Bahamas First Holdings Limited announces new board members

Bahamas First Holdings Limited announces new board members
Pictured L-R are Kenwood Kerr, Director; Alison Treco, BFHL Board Chair; Patrick Ward, President & CEO; Dawn Patton, Director. (Photo by Ronnie Archer)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS– July 1, 2019 – Bahamas First Holdings Limited (BFHL) announced the appointment of Kenwood Kerr and Dawn Patton as directors of BFHL, effective April 15, 2019 and June 14, 2019, respectively.

At BFHL’s recent Annual General Meeting, Chair of the Board, Alison Treco, explained, “To fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Padfield, the directors resolved to appoint Kenwood Kerr as a director. Mr. Kerr is the President and CEO of Providence Advisors, a Bahamian financial services company and has been involved in investment management and corporate advisory services for more than 30 years.

Dawn Patton is a member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants and was a partner of PWC until her retirement in 2016 after a 30-year career with the firm.  Dawn Patton currently serves as a board member of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas.”

Ms. Treco affirmed, “The Board of Bahamas First follows a structured process in identifying new Board members, taking into consideration, among other things, competency needs and succession planning.  We believe that both Ken and Dawn bring considerable expertise in their chosen fields and enable us to address some of our succession planning needs at the Board level, while supporting our strategic and growth objectives.”