Esther Maynard is a Director of the Barbados Olympic Association’s Board (1982 – present). She has previously served as Assistant Secretary and as Treasurer. She currently is a member of the following Commissions of the BOA – Technical Commission, Women in Sport Commission, Awards and Special Events Commission and is Chair of the Uniforms Commission. Esther is a Course Leader and Lecturer for the Olympic Solidarity Sport Organizations Courses at both basic and advanced levels.
She is the current PRO of the Athletics Association of Barbados, having served as President of the Association from 1992-1996 and more recently from 2004 – 2012. She has served on its board for forty-four years.
Esther is an IAAF certified Lecturer for the Level 1 Technical Officials Certification System officiating courses and has delivered courses throughout the Caribbean, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Curacao, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, the British Virgin Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
As an IAAF International Area Technical Official, she has served as an International Technical Official in numerous competitions in the Pan American region and at the Commonwealth Games. As an IAAF Technical Delegate, she been Technical Delegate for the 2014 IAAF Under 20 World Championships, the 2017 IAAF World Relays, the 2014 Pre Fontain Classis and the 2013 Ponce Grand Prix, the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games and numerous regional Championships from 2002 to present.
Esther is a retired Tutor of the Barbados Community College having served at that Institution for twenty-four years as the Head of its Physical Education Department. She was responsible for the development and delivery of the Associate Degrees in Physical Education and in Sports Management.
In 2002, Esther was the recipient of the Barbados Service Star for her contribution to Sport in Barbados. In 2013 she was awarded the IAAF Plaque of Merit for meritorious service to the cause of world athletics. Esther is only one of two women to have receive this honour in the Pan American Region.
Other awards have included two IOC Awards, the 1991 Award for the Outstanding Contribution by a Woman to Olympic Sport in Barbados and the 1999 Award for Education and Sport in Barbados. Esther was inducted to the Central American and Caribbean Hall of Fame in 2010.