Esther Maynard the holder of the IAAF Veterans Pin (1995) is currently the Assistant Treasurer of the Athletic Association of Barbados, having served as President of that Association from 1992 to 1996 and more recently from 2004 to 2012. Esther has been involved in Athletics for the past forty two (42) years. She is a current member of the IAAF Technical Committee as well as an IAAF Certified Technical Officials Education and Certification System Lecturer,Technical Delegate and International Technical Official.
As a retired lecturer in Physical Education at the Barbados Community College, Esther is a full-time volunteer Sports Administrator. While at The Barbados Community College she spearheaded the development of Associate Degrees in Physical Education and Sport Management. She is a course leader and lecturer for the Olympic Solidarity Sports Administration courses.
Esther is fully involved regionally as a member of the council of the Association of Pan American Athletics (APA) and the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC). She has often filled the role of Technical Delegate at various athletic championships held in the NACAC region and has conducted IAAF level 1 Technical Officials Education Certification System courses in Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
She is also a Director of the Barbados Olympic Association’s Executive Council (1982- present) and has been the Chef de Mission for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the 1994 Commonwealth Games, and the 2003 and 2011 Pan American Games.
In 2000, Esther was the recipient of the Barbados Service Star, a national award for her contribution to sport in Barbados and in 2013 was awarded the IAAF Plaque of Merit for meritorious service to the cause of World Athletics.