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Brady reappointed to World Maritime University Board

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 2:58 PM
Rear Admiral Peter Brady - File

Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Rear Admiral Peter Brady, has been re-appointed to the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU).

The appointment is for two terms expiring February 28, 2024.

Chancellor of the university, Kitack Lim, who is also secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), advised Admiral Brady of his re-appointment by way of a recent letter.

“The charter of the university provides that serving members of the Board of Governors as at its 35th session, who demonstrate active contribution to the work of the Board of Governors, may be reappointed for up to two further consecutive terms,” the letter read.

 “I have been a board member since 2007 and after this stint, would have served for 17 years including as the vice chancellor, having been elected in October 2016 and officiated as chair of the board in May 2017,” Brady said in a recent interview.  

Rear Admiral Brady is the first and only Jamaican to be asked to serve the WMU in this capacity.

The WMU, located in Malmo, Sweden, is a postgraduate maritime university founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the specialised agency of the United Nations.

The Board is responsible for the governance of the university, ensuring the effectiveness and continuity of its operations, protecting the autonomous nature of the institution within the framework of the IMO and ensuring the maintenance of the highest academic and professional standards.

Jamaica and the Caribbean have benefited from tertiary training offered by the WMU, with 34 Jamaican graduates, so far, most still serving in the public service, while some others are working in the private sector.

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