CPDC shake-up

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is under new leadership following the resignation of Executive Director Shantal Munro-Knight at the end of September.

Board member Rodney Grant has been appointed to act in the position until the end of December, with Munro-Knight’s permanent replacement due to take up the position at the beginning of January 2017.

Grant told Barbados TODAY the Board was left with no choice but to make the temporary appointment because an extremely low response to the advertised vacancy.

“We did advertise it and only about four persons responded to the call. We extended it and only one other person applied so we had just about five applications coming in,” Grant explained.

“This had us a little puzzled because all of the other [advertisements] we had put out we had like 15 and 16 responses. But for the executive director position we really didn’t get a lot of responses.”

Munro-Knight had advised the Board at a meeting in Guyana earlier this year of her intention to quit the post.

Efforts to reach the development specialist for a comment proved futile, but a source close to the situation told Barbados Today she had resigned for personal reasons.

2 Responses to CPDC shake-up

  1. Tony Webster October 6, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Another CARICOM Cinderella…almost as useful as a sixth-finger. Maybe their funding is as good as the individual members’ promises to fund all the little off-shoots like CARDI, etc….hence all the excitement in getting the top-gun position?

  2. Carson C Cadogan October 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Shantal Munro-Knight is all mouth, now all she has to say is, “………she had resigned for personal reasons”.


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