EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN – HON. SYLVANUS PETTY, M.P.
The Hon. Sylvanus Petty is a community activist, hands-on, and service-oriented individual who believes in helping people from all walks of life. He goes beyond the call of duty to ensure that tourists and residents alike are beneficiaries of a delightful Family-Island experience; particularly on the beloved tranquil island of Eleuthera where he was born and nurtured. He hails from very humble beginnings and has a heart of gold but he also has a determined mind and spirit to achieve and succeed at anything he puts his hands and mind to do. It is said that the steps of a righteous (not perfect man) are ordered by the Lord and He delights in it. In September 2021, the Hon. Sylvanus Petty was elected as the Member of Parliament for the North Eleuthera Constituency as he answered the call to serve mankind, his beloved constituents and country. His work in the community has given him the opportunity to see firsthand the challenges of the people of the constituency and he wants to improve basic infrastructure development and maintenance in North Eleuthera, along with improved water and electrical services throughout the archipelago of the Bahamas. He is a Professional Licensed Electrician and the Proprietor of Hotwire Electrical Company Limited, Seven Eleven Grocery Store and Gas Station. He is also a member of the Scottish Lodge and plays basketball in his spare time. He is married and has four (4) children and three (3) grandchildren.
The Hon. Sylvanus Petty was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Honorable House of Assembly in September 2021 and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Water and Sewerage Corporation in December 2021.
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN –TOREZ HANNA
With over 12 years of financial services experience, Torez Hanna has established a significant network across all sectors and cultivated a thorough understanding of institutional client needs. Graduating from the University of the Bahamas with a BBA in Accounting, Mr. Hanna began his career in public accounting where he worked on numerous audits of companies spanning different sectors. Wanting a change, Mr. Hanna then entered the investment funds space at a boutique fund administration firm. Here he was able to refine his creative outlook when providing solutions to institutional clients and partners. As his interest in technology and using it to change the lives of everyday people grew, Mr. Hanna took his talents to MoneyMaxx where he led the Accounting Department and also assisted with the development of their mobile application and Sand Dollar integration. He is passionate about the development of the Bahamian capital markets and fintech space and ensuring that Bahamians can access meaningful capital to assist with the development of our country.
Mr. Hanna was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Water and Sewerage Corporation in March 2022.
DIRECTOR -TRAJEAN JADORETTE
The Reverend Trajean Jadorette is a decorated theologian, respected community leader, and entrepreneur within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Reverend Jadorette currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the New Covenant Baptist Church, one of the larger congregations of worship on the island of New Providence. Reverend Jadorette is a graduate of both the American Baptist College and Fisk University located in Nashville, Tennessee where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Social Science and his Master’s Degree in Sociology, respectively. During the course of his career, Reverend Jadorette has continued to define his life through his service to not only his community but to his country. He has served in numerous international and domestic leadership roles within the Baptist community inclusive of the National Baptist Convention and The Bethel Baptist Association. His call to national service has led him to our armed forces as a reservist with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and as a Bahamas Justice of the Peace. Additionally, as a Member of the Board of Directors for the national water utility, Reverend Jadorette has brought his unique blend of leadership and skills to yet another forum. Reverend Jadorette is married to Mrs. Rhonda Williams-Jadorette, they have one son, Joshua.
Reverend. Jadorette was appointed as a Director to the Board of Directors of the Water and Sewerage Corporation in December 2021.
DIRECTOR – BRENT FERGUSON
Mr. Brent Ferguson is an Electrical Engineer and Entrepreneur within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. A graduate of the College of the Bahamas with an Associate’s Degree in Math and Geography. It was at the University of Detroit that Mr. Ferguson continued to demonstrate his love for the natural sciences, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Ferguson is a Fulbright Scholar, an opportunity he leveraged to attain his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Detroit with a concentration in communications. Having served in numerous leadership roles throughout his career, Mr. Ferguson got his start with the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation (BATELCO) as an Executive Engineer; his progression through the organization was quick-paced. His career trajectory led him to the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas as the Director of Engineering, which led eventually led to the substantive role as Plant Manager for Shell Bahamas, Turks & Caicos. The experiences provided by these diverse roles led to Mr. Ferguson’s appointment as General Manager of Bamboo Shack, until the global brand, Heineken recruited him to be the Director of Sales and later Corporate Partnerships with Commonwealth Brewery. A self-starter and driven individual, Mr. Ferguson launched out on his own and founded several successful businesses which have allowed him to focus on his other passions including his love of math and teaching. Mr. Ferguson is married to Charisse and they have four (4) sons: Brandon, Bryant, Bryson, and Bronson.
Mr. Ferguson was appointed as a Director of the Board of Directors of the Water and Sewerage Corporation in December 2021.
DIRECTOR – ALVIN SARGENT
Alvin Sargent is a Business Owner and Sports Business Consultant. Alvin served in numerous capacities until his retirement from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) now BPL, where he served and assisted many Bahamian families as Supervisor of Credit and Collections. Mr. Sargent is also one of the founding fathers of The Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU), having served in various positions including Vice President, Secretary-General, and Treasurer.
Mr. Sargent, in addition to the many lifelong skills he has cultivated over time, successfully completed UWI/TUC Labour Law Diploma and ACCA Account Certificate (Association of Accountant Technician).
Mr. Sargent has also played a pivotal role for many years in the development of the sport of Boxing in the Bahamas on many levels. He has served in numerous capacities including two-time President of the Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas, AIBA International Boxing Referee/Judge, and Coach/Mentor to many of the young and upcoming boxers. One of Mr. Sargent’s most notable achievements was serving his country as the Flag Bearer for the Bahamas 1979 Pam American Games. He committed to service as in his words: “Service is what I do.”
Mr. Sargent was appointed Director of the Board of Directors of the Water and Sewerage Corporation in December 2022.
DIRECTOR – CHRISTINE THOMPSON
Ms. Christine M. Thompson graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and was bestowed the distinguish Graduate Finance Award. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business.
Ms. Thompson began her illustrious career in the Ministry of Finance in 1993 where she matriculated from Assistant Economist to her present day positon as Deputy Director of the Economic Unit. Her duties in this position include providing policy advice to the Minister of Finance on the many and varied issues under the purview of the Ministry of Finance, liaising with the international development institutions and debt management.
During her career at the Ministry of Finance, Ms. Thompson has sat on numerous committees that had responsibility for achieving many milestones for Government. One of particular note is the committee responsible for bringing a second telecommunications company to The Bahamas. Ms. Thompson has also been a member of the Board of Directors at the Caribbean Development Bank (COB) for the past seven (7) years and a member of the Board of Directors at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for three (3) years.
Ms. Thompson joined the Water and Sewerage Corporation’s Board of Directors in January 2022 as the Ministry of Finance Representative.