Trevor Welch is the General Secretary of the Athletics Association of Barbados Inc. and has over 40 years of experience in the field of accounting, banking and finance with institutions such as Barclays Bank Plc, the Caribbean Development Bank and CIBC World Markets. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA)
Mr. Welch has been involved in Sports Administration from 1984, when he was elected Director of Sports for a 2,500 member church organization which competed fiercely in cricket, netball, football and basketball, both in interchurch and domestic competitions. In 2004 he was elected Treasurer of the AAA and was awarded the NSC’s “Sports Administrator of the Year 2007” for his efforts in spearheading financial reform within the association. This reform assisted in the elimination of a $500K+ debt within three years, and the re-establishment of the association’s credibility within the business sector. Trevor has served the AAB as Treasurer from 2005 to 2012 and as General Secretary from 2012 to present for a total of 18 consecutive years of service to the organization.
Trevor has served on a number of boards both in the Public and Private sector and is currently serving on Boards of Management of two State Owned Enterprises. Now semi-retired, he is the principal of his financial services consulting company and can devote more time to the development of sports in Barbados.
As a director of the BOA, I would use the experience gained in Athletics, to assist in a program of long-term athlete development where talented junior athletes would be exposed to coaching at a high level, but commensurate with their ages. This I believe would create a path to podium finishes at the World and Olympic level.