A lthough the Dispute Resolution Centre was developed by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the nature of its business demands that it operates as a completely autonomous and neutral organisation, and it is therefore administered by its own Board of Directors.
Dennis Gurley S.C.
Mr. Gurley is an Attorney-at-Law, a Notary Public and a senior Partner at J. D. Sellier & Co., and sits on the Board of several companies. He is also a founding member and the current Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Centre.
He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His areas of practice include Corporate and Commercial Arbitration and Mediations including insurance claims, shareholder disputes, construction, building and contractual disputes, bank and finance disputes, management and corporate governance disputes, debt and insolvency disputes, trust and settlement, environmental, land and property disputes, intellectual property disputes, professional negligence and family property settlement.
Geoffrey M. Abdullah
Over the past 30 years, Geoffrey Abdulah has acquired extensive experience in the management and implementation of large construction projects and in the management of existing facilities throughout the Caribbean.
Stephanie Daly S.C., CMTT
Mrs. Daly is an attorney at law who is a consultant with the firm of Pollonais, Blanc, de la Bastide & Jacelon where she was a partner for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in civil litigation and in commercial work including contract, insurance, banking, company, joint ventures, construction and energy sectors, governance and regulatory issues. She is familiar with both the building of commercial relationships and dealing with the problems that subsequently arise.
She has been actively involved in the development of Mediation in Trinidad and Tobago and is a Director of the Dispute Resolution Centre. Mrs. Daly is certified as a mediator for both civil disputes (with commercial specialization) and family disputes, and is a certified mediation trainer. She has mediated on a variety of matters including commercial issues, defamation, devolution of family business, family settlements and custody. She publishes a regular supplement on damages for personal injuries in the Lawyer journal.
Robin Otway is the principal of the firm of Otway and Associates and he has been in practice just over 40 years. He is very experienced in civil law in general, principally in civil litigation, in particular commercial litigation and professional malpractice, and especially medical negligence in which area he has been in active practice for almost 30 years, and he is also well versed in real estate law, commercial leases, and contracts, company formation and also in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
He is a former Senior Member of the Council of the Trinidad and Tobago Law Association, and was until about 5 years ago a Member for 6 years of its Disciplinary Committee. He previously was an associate tutor at the Hugh Wooding Law School, and a former partner of 2 of the larger law firms in Trinidad, Hamel-Smith & Co. and De Nobriga Inniss & Co. (now Lex Caribbean) heading the litigation department in each of them. He was also recently added to the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Sawh is the General Manager – General Insurance Services of the Maritime Financial Group. He has over 25 years experience in the Insurance industry encompassing various areas of the insurance business.
Toni Sirju-Ramnarine is Vice President, Corporate Operations at LNG producer Atlantic, with strategic Leadership oversight of three functions: Information and Technology Systems; Integrated Planning; and Sustainability and Corporate Communications.