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New MD for NRA

The Board of Directors of the National Roads Authority (NRA) has appointed Mr. Paul Parchment to the post of Managing Director on a 3-year contract with effect from 08th August 2014. The position had been vacant since late- 2012.

The Board was appointed during the last quarter of 2013 and took the decision earlier this year to launch an open recruitment process to substantively fill the post of Managing Director The Portfolio of the Civil Service provided professional human resource advice and support. The position was advertised in mid-April. Only two candidates were short-listed from those who applied. They were the two senior NRA employees who had alternately acted in the position.

The candidates were given written assignments and interviewed by a panel of five persons - four from the NRA Board and one from the private sector with professional HR experience. The Board of Directors accepted the recommendation of the panel that the position of Managing Director be offered to Mr. Paul Parchment.

Mr Parchment joined the Public Works Department in 1988 as an Engineering Aide. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Florida A&M and a master’s in road management and engineering from the University of Birmingham.

“We are pleased to have been able to resolve this matter. It was fundamental to the effectiveness of the Board and the agency that there be a full-time head of the authority” said Board Chair Donnie Ebanks. “We are also pleased that a suitable candidate could be found within the agency. There is much that needs to be done and the Board looks forward to working with Mr. Parchment over the next few years to enhance the road infrastructure,” he added.

For further information contact: Suzette Ebanks