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GEL veterans to call it a day

Goddard Enterprises has announced the retirement of its Managing Director, Martin Pritchard effective April 30.

His departure was announced to staff of the organisation this afternoon after being revealed to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.

Martin Pritchard

Martin Pritchard

Pritchard, who will celebrate his 60th birthday on February 18, worked with the Goddard group for over 32 years having started out as Assistant Group Financial Controller in 1981 and progressing in various posts until he took up his current position of managing director in 2006.

In a memo thanking the staff for their support and encouragement through the years, he stated: “Working with ‘Team Goddard’ has been a wonderful experience… The last 32 years have been for me an enjoyable and rewarding journey.”

He went on to wish the entire GEL team which extends from Miami in the north, Uruguay in the south and the entire Caribbean region, all the very best “as they take the group forward to even greater heights”.

Also retiring this year after presiding over his final AGM was Non-Executive Chairman, Joseph Goddard. This brings an end to a career with the company spanning 41 years in which he served in many capacities, including Managing Director from 1991 to 2006 before taking up the post of chairman in 2006. (DS)

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