Basseterre, St. Kitts September 27, 2021 – Ivor Keithley Phillip will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), effective October 1, 2021.
Phillip brings to SCASPA over 20 years senior management experience. During his professional life, he has managed several local businesses, including the Solid Waste Management Corporation, and the St. Kitts Bottling Company Ltd where he had the distinction of being the first national to serve as General Manager. He has also served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Manufacturing Division of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and is a Certified Trader at the East Caribbean Securities Exchange.
Phillip holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialty in Domestic and International Marketing from the University of the West Indies (UWI), where he also served for many years as a Course Coordinator of Management Studies with the Open Campus. He also holds a BSc in Economics and Accounting (Hons) from the UWI and a Master of Arts in Apologetics from Luther Rice University and Seminary.
Phillip’s track record as a professional manager made him the ideal pick for the CEO role in these challenging times, as SCASPA grapple with the fallout from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
When asked what he would bring to SCASPA, Phillip responded, “to use the analogy of a band, my role would be that of the music director,ensuring that every chord is on key and in sync”. “I would utilize thefundamental management principles such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling (POLC) to take SCASPA from where it is, to where it needs to be”.
SCASPA is the leading provider of Air and Sea Ports Services within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, with over 300 employees, having responsibility over the RLB International Airport, Deep Water Cargo Port, Port Zante Cruise Port, and the Basseterre Ferry Terminal.