Mr. Geoffrey Cave

Mr Geoffrey Cave, who holds a B. Comm from McGill University in Canada, joined Cave Shepherd, a family-run business at the time, in 1963. He held various positions in the company before being appointed Managing Director in 1970. In 1975, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he maintains today.

Mr Cave has a distinguished career in business in Barbados being involved as Director and Chairman of several leading private and public companies in Barbados. He also served on the Board of several governmental and non-governmental organisations and has been an advisor and trustee to numerous schools, colleges, universities and charities.

He is a Justice of the Peace and at the turn of the century was awarded the Barbados Centennial Honour. In 2001, Mr Cave was honoured with the Caribbean Master Entrepreneur Award. In the Queen New Years' Honour's List in 2003, he was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and in October 2007 the University of the West Indies conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD). More recently, in October 2009, Mr Cave was appointed an Independent Senator by the Governor General of Barbados. This appointment reflects his long and distinguished service to the business community as well as to Barbados as a whole.