Mr. Craig Archer previously served as a BOA Director between 2001 and 2012 and, after a five-year hiatus, was elected to this position again in October 2017 to serve a three year term and then re-elected in September 2020 for a further three years.
Mr. Archer has been a sports administrator in both Barbados and the region for over 35 years. He served as President of the Barbados Squash Association (BSA) for 16 years and was a member of the BSA’s Executive Council for a total of 26 years before stepping down in 2018. Up to 2019 he held the position of Secretary of the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) and is still the longest serving Executive Committee member on both the BSA and CASA and has held the position of President of both of these bodies longer than anyone else. He was first elected onto the Executive Committee of the Federacion Panamericana de Squash (FPS) / Pan American Squash Federation (now called PanAm Squash) in 2011 and also served as the Vice-President of that organisation between 2015 and 2019. He remains the only person from the English-speaking Caribbean to be elected as VP of the FPS. For over 15 years he has also been a member of the World Squash Federation’s Technical Committee (which is now known as the WSF Courts and Equipment Commission).
During his first stint on the BOA Board Mr. Archer served as Deputy Chef de Mission of the Barbados team that attended the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic and was also Barbados’ Chef de Mission at both the 2006 and 2010 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Cartagena, Colombia and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico respectively. He has been recently appointed the Assistant Chef de Mission for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
He currently is a member of three BOA Commissions (i.e. Capital Works; Governance and Technical) and has previously served on the BOA’s Allocations and OS/PASO Commissions. Mr. Archer is also a certified National (A-level) Squash Referee and has officiated at elite level events such as the 2011 Men’s World Team Championships in Paderborn, Germany; the 2012 Women’s World Open Finals in the Cayman Islands and the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. He is a former chair of the Officiating Committees of both the FPS and CASA.
Mr. Archer has been recognized by the National Sports Council on several occasions for his service in the sporting arena, including: Official Gaining International Recognition (2009) and Sports Administrator of the Year (2010). He is a self-employed, registered Professional Civil Engineer and Construction Project Manager.
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