THE services of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Dr. Richard Van-West Charles had been terminated, Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, has confirmed.
Reports indicate that the contract for Dr. Van-West Charles was slated to expire in October 2021.
Dr. Van West-Charles was written to by the chairman of the board of GWI to hand over any property and records in his possession. He was at the helm of the utility since October 1, 2015.
Dr. Van-West Charles was said to have vast experience in the area of public health, including being responsible for research and bioethics.
He is a former academic dean of St. Helen University Medical School and Health Sciences, St. Lucia, Special Adviser Partnerships with the International Financial Institutions at the World Health Organization (WHO), Area Manager for Information and Knowledge Management, PAHO/WHO as well as PAHO/WHO Representative for Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Bermuda, among other places.
He is also a doctor of medicine, holds a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan, a certificate in health economics from University of Aberdeen, Scotland and other qualifications in leadership and social development.