The Board of Commissioners of the Water and Sewerage Authority wishes to announce the appointment of Dr. Ellis Burris as Chief Executive Officer effective 2017 August 01.

Dr. Burris’ appointment follows an extensive local and international recruitment process with the guidance of external consultants.

Dr. Burris formally held positions of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tobago Development and Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Utilities. He has also functioned as Chief Administrator in the Tobago House of Assembly and is the recipient of the Trinidad & Tobago Presidential award of Merit – Gold, for outstanding performance in the Public Service. Dr. Burris holds a PhD in Civil Engineering, an MSc in Structural Engineering and has a wealth of training and qualifications relevant to public administration and the water and wastewater sector.

The Authority extends congratulations to Dr. Ellis Burris on his appointment and looks forward to working with him in the continued transformation of the organization. The Board also wishes to thank Mr. Alan Poon King for his contribution during his acting period as Chief Executive Officer.