BOARD of DIRECTORS
Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. is supervised by a nine (9) member Board of Advisors, of whom four (4) are elected Directors, with the legal authority to transact banking and other business on behalf of the Fund.
The directors are as follow:
Ms. Sandra James
Sandra A. James is a highly energetic and motivated professional with expertise in the areas of administration, management, logistics, event planning, human resource management, training & counseling. In addition to her work with the Heritage Theatre Company over the past twenty years, she has worked with the Government of Grenada in the Ministries of Finance, Education and Agriculture as well as with the United Nations Development Program and the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies from the University of West Indies,
Mona Campus and is currently working on her Masters in Project Management through an external degree program at the University of Liverpool in the U.K. She received her certification as an Event Planner from George Washington University and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Training awarded by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
She formed Anchura Consulting in 2008 under which she manages her Event Planning & Management portfolio in addition to the provision of training and other consultancy services. Sandra’s passion for the creative arts and youth development has resulted in her having her hands full as a voluntary counselor and training facilitator in Grenada and within the OECS.
Sandra’s interest in environmental protection began in 1998 when she participated in the development and production of ”Coconut Bay”, a 104 episode radio soap opera funded by Rare Radio between 1998 and 2002. She later became involved with the successor of the Grenada Fund for Conservation, Rare Enterprises, Grenada project implemented from October 2005 to December 2008.
Mr. Benny Langaigne
Mr. Langaine is currently the Programmes Manager of the Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA).
With a background in Finance, Mr. Langaigne served as a Permanent Secretary in the early 1980s, before joining the staff of GRENCODA. He brings a wealth of experience in community development, having been directly involved in the implementation of over 300 such projects in the last two and a half decades. He has been the NGO representative on many Para-statal bodies, including the Basic Needs Trust Fund and the Grenada Rural Enterprise Project. He was a UN Volunteer in Grenada for many years, and was seconded to the UNDP Grenada Liaison Office in 2005/2006. Mr. Langaigne has represented Grenada and the regional NGO movement widely in international activities.
Mr. Yusuf Benn
Mr. Benn is currently employed as an IT consultant. He has been in the IT profession for over 15 years. He was involved in the Under Twenty Clubs of Grenada in the early 1990s where he was officially introduce to environmental work by Friends of the Earth Grenada (FOE).
From an early onset he has always had a passion for environmental and conservational work. From which his hobby of nature photography has developed. He is an active volunteer in the planting of mangroves along the cost of Grenada and involved in the mapping of the wet land bird migratory projects in Grenada.
Mr. Tyrone Buckmire
Secretary & Executive Director
Mr. Buckmire was most recently the Project Manager of Rare Enterprises, from October 2005 to December 2008, and was instrumental in coordinating all the activities that have led to the establishment of Grenada Essentials, Discover Grenada Turtle Tours and Grenada Fund for Conservation.
Buckmire has worked in the environmental conservation field since 1992, beginning with Friends of the Earth and subsequently doing projects with The Nature Conservancy, WSPA, IFAW, GEF-SGP, EIA and YWF-Kido Foundation, Inc. Buckmire was involved as a voice actor in the Rare Radio project Coconut Bay, referenced above. He was trained extensively at the regional and international level, undertaking internships in the US, UK, Canada and Europe, and served on various international youth expert panels within UN-Specialized agencies, and in the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Ms. Jeanine Sylvester Gill
Mrs. Sylvester Gill is currently the Executive Director of the Grenada Planned Parenthood Association.
Mr. Gerry McPhail
Mr. McPhail is currently the Chief Implementation Officer at the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, and has served in that position since March 2009. Mr. McPhail has oversight of all the Tourist Attraction sites in Grenada and has worked with various Community Groups, NGOs and other Stakeholders in the development of the Tourism product. He has a Diploma in Business Continuity Management, a Certified Business Continuity Manager and a Certified Business Resilience Manager.He has served with the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) on several committees and has received training in Search and Rescue, Disaster Risk Reduction Management, Disaster Risk Mitigation, and Coastal Management Skills.