C&W names Sinclair to head up Caribbean business

19 December 2016 | James Pearce


Cable and Wireless Communications has named Garfield Sinclair as president of its Caribbean business, overseeing 15 territories in the region.

Garfield Sinclair

Sinclair take the reins on 1 January 2017 and will be responsible for strategy, financial performance and reputation at C&W Caribbean. He will also be tasked with driving new growth opportunities for the company, especially in the convergence of mobile data and fixed-mobile convergence, and triple play services.

Sinclair was previously head of investment bank Dehring Bunting & Golding, and has more than 20 years experiencing developing growth for businesses across the Caribbean.

His most recent role was as CEO of Cable & Wireless Jamaica, where he has spent seven years in which its mobile subscriber base has grown from 200,000 to almost one million.

“I am honoured to lead our Caribbean business into the next chapter of its development,” Sinclair said. “I look forward to working with our 3,300 employees across the region as we look to seize the opportunity to develop our products and services, continue the transformation of our operations, and lead the region in innovation and quality of customer experience.”

He will continue to oversee C&W’s Jamaica business until the operator appoints a replacement in the New Year.

He will report directly to C&W CEO John Reid, who himself was confirmed as permanent CEO in November. Reid had been interim CEO since May 2016, when Liberty Communications completed it’s $17.6 billion buyout of the operator.

Reid said: "Our business is entering a new phase of its development and evolution, and I am excited about the expertise, experience and passion for customers that Garry brings to what is a critical role."