Dr Ronald Georges has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).
The BVIHSA selected Dr Georges as the successful candidate, then Cabinet approved that appointment during their October 18 meeting this year.
Dr Georges will replace Trinidad & Tobago native, Paula Chester Cumberbatch, who announced in May that she was vacating the post for personal reasons.
Previous reports said Chester-Cumberbatch was leaving the post by October 31. It is not clear whether that timeline has been extended.
Meanwhile, the incoming CEO, Dr Georges, had renewed his application for the top post months ago after his unsuccessful bid back in 2016 when Chester-Cumberbatch was first appointed.
His role as the new CEO of the state-owned medical organisation will include being responsible to plan and direct all aspects of the organisation’s policies, objectives, and initiatives and has responsibility for all day-to-day operations.
Being CEO of the BVIHSA will also make him the head of Peebles Hospital, the territory’s main medical facility.
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