by Richard W Duncan, OBE
I am extremely honoured to be receiving such an important award of “Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).”
I am earnestly grateful for the award of excellence I have received in recognition of the 25 years and 9 months of service in the Banking Sector.
Acceptance of this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from my seniors and my colleagues across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform at the highest professional standards.
I sincerely thank my wife Petal, and daughter Avalon for the sacrifices they have made in supporting my career; I also pay homage to Gordon Steele, OBE deceased, for the opportunity to serve at Co-op Bank; and to all the Directors of Co-op Bank between 1996 and 2021, especially the current Chairman, Darryl Brathwaite.
Were it not for the support of my colleagues at Co-op Bank, this honour would not have been bestowed. ‘Nuff respect’ to Deon Moses, Peter Antione, Julia Lawrence, Aaron Logie, Clifford Bhola, Floyd Dowden, Mondelle Squires-France, Jennifer Marshall-Robertson, Willvorn Grainger, Richard Medford, Carla Wilson, Kester Joseph, Roger Duncan, Brian James, Judith De Coteau Allana Joseph, Nicola Philip, Garvin Baptiste, Shane Regis, Cynthia Davidson and Susan Redhead.
Finally, I express my appreciation to those responsible for recognising my impact and having seen it fit to honour me in this way.