Shareholder sacks GEBE board, appoints William Brooks as CEO

PHILIPSBURG–Government, as shareholder of utilities company GEBE, moved ahead with the termination of the company’s supervisory board and appointed William Brooks as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in two separate meetings held on Thursday, Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure VROMI Angel Meyers told The Daily Herald on Friday.

Meyers said the shareholder had unanimously adopted the appointment of Brooks as CEO in the first meeting. Members of the supervisory board “excused themselves” from the meeting handling Brooks’ appointment.

For the second meeting, on the supervisory board’s dismissal, the members were present. The shareholder was unable to appoint the new members of the supervisory board, as the outgoing members protested the handling of this agenda point, claiming that they were unaware of it. However, Meyers said the board had been informed that the appointing of the new board members would be added to the agenda.

Another meeting will be convened as soon as possible to appoint the new members of the supervisory board. Meyers is hoping that this meeting can be held on Monday. The seven members to be appointed are Roy Marlin, Romeo Pantophlet, Oral Gibbes, Tadzio Bervoets, Sandy Offringa, Agnes Monte and Patrice Gumbs.

Meyers said the new board would handle the negotiations of a contract for Brooks once it had been installed.

The shareholder will reconvene to handle the appointment of Veronica Jansen-Webster as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the company once the new board has been installed.

Meyers said there are many issues that have to be handled once the new board is installed and the top executives are in place. These include discussing the company’s investment plan and setting priorities on the many projects the company has to execute as well as the upgrading of the company’s infrastructure.

Meyers said there are places in St. Peters where additional water tanks have to be built as there is no pressure to deliver water to residents living in the hills. Meyers said this project has been on the books for a while and needs to be executed.

Source: Daily Herald
Shareholder sacks GEBE board, appoints William Brooks as CEO