BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DR ROLAND TOPPIN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr Charles Roland St. Clair Toppin is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Cricket Association.  He has more than twenty-five years’ experience in top senior management positions.  He received a BSc (Upper Second-Class Honours) Degree from the University of the West Indies, earned MSc (Chemistry) and PhD (Biochemistry) Degrees from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and also holds a MSc degree in Project Management and Project Evaluation from the University of the West Indies.

Dr Toppin lectured General Chemistry at the Raymond Walters College of the University of Cincinnati to students in the Associate Degree progamme for two years, following which he joined the Sugar Technology Research Unit as Analytical Chemist, later becoming Director of Research of the Unit.  After 14 years with the Sugar Industry, Dr Toppin was recruited by Banks Holdings Ltd. to head a project which saw the production of a first in the world product, i.e., plastic roofing shingles manufactured from discarded PET bottles.

He has undertaken many scientific research projects and published several papers in refereed international scientific journals. He is a highly skilled researcher with a successful track record implementing projects, getting the best out of people and working closely within teams.  Dr Toppin has also sat on several Boards as a Director, Trustee, Deputy Chairman and Chairman.  He has been a member of the Barbados Society of Technologists in Agriculture (BSTA) since 1986.

A cricket enthusiast from the time he knew himself, Dr Toppin learnt his cricket while at Wesley Hall and this enthusiasm continued at Harrison College.  Over the years he represented Pickwick, Central, UWI and Windward in the BCA’s competitions and was called to the BCA’s Under-19 Trials in 1974.

Dr Toppin is married and has three children.

MR CONDE RILEY

PRESIDENT

Mr Condé Riley is a retired Investment and Trustee Banker who worked in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the United Kingdom for one of the World’s largest banks.
He was elected to the BCA’S Board in 1996 and except for one year has served Barbados’s cricket for the past 21 years.
He was elected as a Director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in 2006 and has served as a member of the Finance, Pension and Provident Fund, Cricket Development and Human Resource Development Committees. He was appointed by Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chairman of the Human Resource Committee on July 1st this year for a 2 year period.
Condé was the Event Manager for the Barbados leg of the ICC T20 World Cup 2010 which hosted the Final of that Tournament. He had responsibility for cricket operations, logistics, security and entertainment. His team was complimented for an efficient and incident free leg.
In 2014 Condé was appointed by CWI as one of its 3 Directors on the 6 member Cricket Tournament Committee of the Caribbean Premier League, which has responsibility for the integrity of the League.
Mr Riley is the current President of the Barbados Cricket Association.

MR CALVIN HOPE

VICE PRESIDENT

Calvin G. Hope LLB (UWI), LEC, Msc Tourism Marketing (Surrey UK) Attorney-at-Law

Mr. Hope is Attorney-at-Law practicing at the Bar in Barbados. He has several years professional as a tourism marketing specialist for Barbados’ tourism at home and overseas, and 21 years of experience serving on the BCA Board. Over the years on the BCA Board, Mr. Hope  served in the capacities of Board member (Vice President for the last 4 years), Chairman of the Marketing Committee, Chairman of the Cricket Committee, Chairman of the Legends Committee, Chairman of the Youth Selection Committee and Member of the Senior Selection Committee. He is currently a Director of Cricket West Indies Inc. (CWI) having served for the last 4 years.

Mr. Hope has been well known in cricket circles from his school days. His all-round cricket ability, leadership qualities and passion for the game led him to captain his school at all levels, the Barbados Youth team, and later Carlton and Wanderers Cricket Clubs in the BCA’s 1st Division Competition. He traded his cricket skills professionally in the United Kingdom and Holland.

Mr. Hope’s passion for modernizing our systems to bring our cricket back to the centre of national consciousness runs deep. His involvement in cricket administration is driven by conviction that cricket is intrinsically linked to the socioeconomic development of Barbados. Thus, he serves to promote and encourage sustainable development of the game to maintain a pivotal role in our nation’s expression and profile.

Mr. Hope’s mission is to continue to utilise his acquired skills and experience for the good of cricket, mankind, and our nation.

MR JASON KING

TREASURER

Barbadian Jason King is a past student of Harrison College and the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, having graduated from the latter with a BSc. in Accounting with Honours.  An accountant by profession, he has specialized in all areas of taxation for more than 20 years.  Prior to joining the Barbados Revenue Authority as a Tax Consultant, Mr. King was the Group Tax Manager for a large energy company in the Caribbean region. He also spent several years with a professional services firm in Barbados, focusing on direct and indirect tax compliance and providing tax solutions to local, regional and international clients.

In addition to being a Fellowship holder and a Practicing Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (“ICAB”), Mr. King currently serves as the Chairman of ICAB’s Taxation Committee and is one of its Representatives on Barbados’ Tax Treaty Negotiating Team.  He is also a member of the Certified Professional Accountants Association of Canada, the Certified Professional Accountants Association of British Columbia and the International Fiscal Association.  He is also the holder of the Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation which is administered by the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jason is a former Barbados Under – 19 wicketkeeper batsman and played senior club cricket in Barbados for the Empire and Carlton Clubs.  He is currently the Treasurer of the Barbados Cricket Association, serves as a Director of the Cricket Franchise of (Barbados) Inc. and Kensington Oval Management Inc. and is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Cricket West Indies Inc.  He is also a former International Hockey Federation umpire.

Jason is a married father of two.  He has a keen interest in volunteerism and dedicates part of his life to the Barbados Boys Scouts Association as a Leader and member of several committees, assists with coaching of the Desmond Haynes Young Lions – the junior cricket program at Carlton Club, is a member of the Barbados Citizen’s Band Radio Association and mentors young professionals.

MR GREGORY NICHOLLS

SECRETARY

An attorney-at-law of over twenty years’ experience, Gregory Nicholls first served as the Honorary Secretary of the BCA from 2007-2013. An arbitrator and former Government Senator with a keen interest in national matters – particularly those pertaining to youth and sport – Gregory maintains an active service role through various local organisations.

MR WINSTON STAFFORD

DIRECTOR

Winston Stafford is a retired Deputy Assistant Director of Social Services in the London Borough of Hackney. He is a qualified social worker and gestalt therapist who has continued his heavy involvement in cricket administration since his return to Barbados in 1995.

MR PEDRO GREAVES

DIRECTOR

Pedro Greaves, current Supervisor in the Finance Department of Sagicor Life Inc. I have been with the company for the past 16 years. My passion has always been community oriented mixed with a love for sports and in particular cricket. To this end I have held positions such as Secretary/Treasurer at the Wildey Sports Club, Deputy Chairperson – Attendant – Floor Member and Parish Ambassador for the St. Thomas Parish Independence Committee between the period 2008-2015. I have also held other roles in the St Thomas Cricket Committee, AssistantCoach and Manager of Wildey Juniors (formerly Banks Juniors). I am very excited to serve the BCA in this current position as Board Director and look forward to
making an indelible contribution to the wider cricketing community of Barbados.

MR KAMAL SPRINGER

DIRECTOR

Mr Kamal Springer currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Barbados Cricket Association. He has always had a passion for cricket and its administration. He has attained his undergraduate degree from the University of the West Indies in Management Studies, a Master of Business Administration degree and a graduate diploma in the Global Leaders Programme. He has attended Coventry University via the Chevening Scholarship programme. He is one of the youngest persons to serve as a Director since the inception of the BCA.

MR ROLAND BUTCHER

DIRECTOR

In 1980 Roland Butcher became the first black West Indian to play One Day International Cricket for England.  This was followed in 1981 with him also becoming the first black West Indian to play Test Cricket for England. His first Test Match for England was against the West Indies in Barbados at Kensington Oval.

In his attacking exhibition style twenty year professional career with Middlesex County Cricket Club he scored over 12,000 runs, 17 centuries, winning 6 Championships and 6 One Day trophies.

Apart from playing the game he loves Roland is also an English Cricket Board Level 3 Coach and played and coached in Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda and other countries in Europe as a high Performance Coach for the ICC.

Mr. Butcher is presently the Director of Sports at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, overseeing the development of all sports, a position that he has held for eight years since returning from England having resided for 37yrs.

Mr. Roland Butcher is Chairman of the Sir Everton Weekes Centre of Excellence, a member of the Cricket Development Committee, Scholarships Committee, Clubs Assistance Committee, and member of the UWI Cricket Management Committee.  He also served as a member of the National Sports Council Board, Manager and Coach of the Vice Chancellor’s team on different occasions, and the Barbados under fifteen Cricket Team.  In addition to cricket he is also a U.E.F.A Certified Football Coach and worked in this capacity for many years with Arsenal Football Club and Reading Football Club.

MR HENDERSON WALLACE

DIRECTOR

Henderson Wallace (or Hendy as he known to most) has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years with luxury property The Sandpiper and is currently Rooms Division Manager, a position he has held for the past 11 years. Hendy represented the Barbados under 19s from 1981-83, before starting his professional career in 1984 firstly, in Australia for one season and then for 21 consecutive seasons in Ireland. During the period in Ireland, Hendy assisted in coordinating coaching programs for boys and girls, at both junior and senior levels, as well as being intricately involved in developmental plans for the Irish Senior side.

This extended to him being head coach of the Ireland “A” side in the 2002 European Championships in Holland. Hendy was afforded the opportunity to impart his knowledge to younger cricketers through stints as Physical Education Teacher at his Alma Mater, Coleridge and Parry School, as Coach of West Indies “B”, Combined Campuses and Colleges teams at the First-Class level.

Additionally, in 2004, he was the assistant coach, to the Barbados Senior team which won the championship that year. Demands in the commentary box, changed the focus for Hendy which resulted in him being engaged as a cricket analyst on television coverage for ESPN, radio broadcasting for BBC in UK, CMC in the region as well as CBC locally.

Hendy’s most recent contribution to the sport he loves with such passion, was as Chairman of Selectors for Barbados senior team from 2012-2019. Informally, Hendy continues to make a contribution through interaction with the local clubs within the communities as well as with overseas connections regarding cricket tours to Barbados.