A female has taken over the reins as the Vice President of Cable and Wireless, the operators of Flow and BTC for the northern Caribbean region, including the British Virgin Islands.
In a press release, the company identified the newly appointed VP as Susanna O’Sullivan. She succeeds Garfield “Garry” Sinclair, who served in the position for the last two years and will go into retirement soon.
“Ms. O’Sullivan is an accomplished executive who started her journey with C&W in 2011 as Regional Operations Manager (B2B), then worked her way through various positions including Regional Technical Operations Manager and Senior Director, IT for C&W. In February 2020, she became the first woman in C&W to hold the title of Senior Director of Technical Operations in charge of network transformation and customer experience for both the Jamaica and Cayman Islands markets,” the release informed.
It added: “The appointment is part of an organizational shift that also includes new roles for C&W in the Dutch Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, and the South Caribbean. Of the four new positions, two will now be held by women.”
Commenting on O’Sullivan’s appointment, CEO of C&W Inge Smidts, said, “I am delighted to appoint Susanna into this key role. She is a true testament to the wealth of talent we have within our organization, and I am confident that she will bring great value to the role based on her experience and qualifications. I look forward to seeing her work with our North Caribbean team to create memorable experiences for our customers and to deliver on our business performance goals. Additionally, as we champion greater inclusion and diversity in the workplace, we are mindful of the need for more balance and female representation in our industry, and so we are committed to appointing qualified women into leadership positions.”
Similarly, O’Sullivan said: “I have some big shoes to fill. Garry has been an excellent leader over the last few years for the Northern Caribbean, and he has delivered exceptional results, earning the respect of his peers across the region. I know that I have Inge and Garry’s unwavering support and the support of the other country managers and colleagues across the region, as we all work diligently to delight our customers and keep our communities connected. I am grateful to work for a company where we all have the opportunity to learn, grow, develop, and continue to take on positions with increased responsibility.”
Adding his voice to her new role, Sinclair said, “It is a pleasure to pass the leadership baton to her. We have an excellent team across the North Caribbean who are driven to succeed in their respective markets and are passionate about delighting our customers. Susanna has my full support as she transitions into her new role, and I have every confidence that she will bring a fresh approach to help take this team to even higher heights.”