The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer.
Former Barbados Labour Party Senator Rudy Grant takes up the post on December 1, succeeding Sue Springer, who spent 15 years at the helm of the association.
Grant, who also served as parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport here from 2003 to 2008, has been employed as CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority from 2014 to the present.
In his new role, he will report to the BHTA’s Board and will be responsible for directing and managing the Association’s affairs.
“It is a job for which I possess the competence, experience, technical knowledge, professionalism and human resource skills, all of which are now at the disposal of the BHTA and its members,” said 52-year-old Grant, who holds a bachelor of arts degree in Economics from Mount Allison University, Canada (1990); a post graduate diploma in Management and Administration from Bradford University, England (1999); and a bachelor of laws degree (LLB) from University of London (2011).
Welcoming his appointment, BHTA’s Chairman Roseanne Myers said she was pleased to have someone with his indepth knowledge of the tourism sector and proven leadership skills and successes as the association’s new CEO.
“Grant is not only very familiar with the various sectors of the industry but understands the importance and linkages between tourism and other industries and the significant contribution tourism makes to the economy,” she said.