Petra Roach

Petra Roach, Barbados Tourism Authority VP, wins Caribbean World Personality of the Year 2013

Petra Roach, Vice Pres­i­dent Bar­ba­dos Tourism Authority

Con­sid­ered “the Oscars of the Caribbean, the Inter­na­tional Caribbean World Awards recog­nise excel­lence in the tourism indus­try in the Caribbean in the areas of travel, tourism and prop­erty.

In 2013, Petra Roach, vice pres­i­dent of the Bar­ba­dos Tourism Author­ity in the UK, has been awarded the Caribbean World Per­son­al­ity of the Year.

Petra has always been a pas­sion­ate advo­cate of Bar­ba­dos and believes that one has to always find inno­v­a­tive ways to keep inter­est and invest­ment to Bar­ba­dos fresh. She was the brain­child behind the very suc­cess­ful British Air­ways Foot­ball Leg­ends Invi­ta­tional, a leg­ends foot­ball tour­na­ment which sees 64 ex-​premier foot­ball stars take to the pitch at Kens­ing­ton Oval. Other key sports projects include Chelsea Foot­ball Club camp, part of a foot­ball devel­op­men­tal plan which sees CFC s coaches train­ing both coaches and kids on Barbados.

She sits on the Board of The Bran­son Cen­tre for Entre­pre­neur­ship in Jamaica which is a hub for aspir­ing entre­pre­neurs and offers prac­ti­cal help to develop strong busi­ness skills as well as expo­sure to net­works and finan­cial and invest­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties. She is also a Board Direc­tor for Sport for Life which seeks to pos­i­tively influ­ence the lives of kids from a chal­leng­ing back­ground in the UK and the Caribbean through sport. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s UK chap­ter is another board she is actively involved with.

Petra commented:“The secret for me is find­ing a way to cre­ate a legacy with our excit­ing ini­tia­tives whilst at the same time, giv­ing some­thing valu­able back to the com­mu­nity. If we invest in our youth and pro­vide them with enough oppor­tu­ni­ties, we can ensure that the Caribbean region will con­tinue to grow and dom­i­nate the world stage by pro­duc­ing world class per­son­al­i­ties in every field, be it sports, arts, cul­ture or business.”

Infor­ma­tion orig­i­nally from etur​bonews​.com
Image orig­i­nally from voice​-online​.co​.uk

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