The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) is under the leadership of the Executive Director. The Executive Director’s Office leads the implementation of CCREEE’s main priority areas: creating an expert knowledge base; optimising technological solutions through tool development; and transforming the region by utilising sustainable energy as a means to advance the well-being of at-risk and vulnerable groups.
The Technical Department, with its eight units, is managed by the Executive Director. The Executive Director also works closely with the Executive Board and a Technical Committee. In addition to the Executive Director, the Board comprises representatives of the Government of Barbados; The Bahamas, Belize and the Commonwealth of Dominica as Contracting Parties; the CARICOM Secretariat; International Development Partners, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO); SIDS DOCK; and an independent representative from the private sector or civil society selected by the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). The Executive Boards rotates periodically.
Appointed to the post of Executive Director in October, 2018 is Dr Gary Jackson. Dr. Jackson holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Project Management, both from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.
He is a Registered Engineer (PE) in Jamaica, a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).