Governance Structure of the Centre

The Centre will be headed by a Director who shall be responsible for the overall management of the Centre. The Director will provide the operational, organizational, and institutional direction of the Centre and will report to a Board of Governors. The Board of Governors has already been established. The Governors include:

  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, former United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General – Acting Chair
  • Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica – Co-Chair
  • Dr. Mario Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
  • Mr. Brett Tollman, Chief Executive Officer, The Travel Corporation
  • Mr. Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management, University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Ambassador Dho Young-Shim, Chairman, UNWTO Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty Initiative (ST-EP)
  • Mr. Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization
  • Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
  • Mr. Earl Jarret, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica National Group

The Director will be assisted by four (4) Deputy Directors

  • Deputy Director with responsibility for Programme and Projects
  • Deputy Director with responsibility for Research and Development
  • Deputy Director with responsibility for Training and Capacity Building
  • Deputy Director with responsibility for Policy Advocacy and Communication

Internationally recognized experts and professionals in the fields of climate manageme nt, project management, tourism management, tourism risk management, tourism crisis management, communication management, tourism marketing and branding as well as monitoring and evaluation will staff the Centre.

A Board of Governors will oversee the Centre. The Director will form part of the Board of Governors. The Board composition will consist of internationally recognized experts.

Figure 1: The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre's Project Hierarchy Chart