The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) recently announced the appointment of Ambassador Dwight Gardiner to the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU). As a special agency of the United Nations (UN), the IMO is the global standard setting regulatory authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. The World Maritime University, founded by the IMO, is the world centre of excellence in post-graduate maritime and oceans education.
Ambassador Gardiner is a graduate and Outstanding Alumnus (Awardee) of the WMU. With over 30 years of vast experience and knowledge in the maritime field, he has been appointed to participate in the governance arrangements of the University by becoming a member of its Board of Governors. According to Ambassador Gardiner, who is also the Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the IMO, “This appointment is of significant magnitude as it affords me the opportunity to give back to the university, which laid the foundation to my professional maritime career. It also gives me the opportunity to play a key role in the decision-making process governing international maritime and oceans education.”