New president, Karl Spencer, at helm of Employers Federation and begins a two-year term

Karl Spencer is the new president of the Antigua and Barbuda Employers’ Federation.

The baton was passed to Spencer during the Federation’s 71st Annual General Meeting, held last Thursday, October 21.

Spencer, who is General Manager of the Community First Co-operative Credit Union, will serve as president for two years, from October 2021 to October 2023, and replaces outgoing president Sherrie-Ann Brazier, who had held the post for two terms.

Spencer has served on the Governing Committee of the Federation for seven years, during which time he held the positions of vice president and treasurer.

During his tenure, Spencer will be ably assisted by Louisa Norris, who has been elected as vice president. Norris is the General Manager of Budget Marine Antigua Ltd. and has served on the Governing Committee for six years.

Both Spencer and Norris gave brief remarks at the general meeting, and both thanked the membership for placing trust and confidence in them to provide leadership, direction, and support to the Federation for the next two years.

In her report, the Executive Secretary, J. Arlene Martin, stated “that it has been another challenging year for the Federation and its membership.”

However, Martin says, like its members, the Federation has resolved to remain committed to service, despite the many challenges facing  businesses in this economic climate.

The meeting was held virtually and was the second such hosting of the event due to the limit on in-person gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Antigua and Barbuda Employers’ Federation is currently 144 members strong and has been in operation since December 1950.