The BVI Red Cross appointed a new board at its annual general meeting on June 19.

New Chairwoman Rennea Powell — who previously served as secretary and vice-chair — replaced Troy Christopher, who served in the position from 2020.

Other BVIRC members voted to the board last week were Esteban Smith, Michael Matthews and Theodore John, according to a press release from the non-profit organisation.

Additionally, Secretary Maria Abraham and Treasurer Sylvia Romney-Moses were re-elected.
BVI Red Cross Director Stacy Lloyd welcomed the appointments.

“Our board reflects the diversity of our volunteer base,” Ms. Lloyd said. “I am confident that this new elected board will continue to propel the organisation from strength to strength in line with our mission of assisting the most vulnerable population during crisis.”


The board is charged with upholding the organisation’s values while setting and reviewing policies; maintaining financial integrity; and evaluating operations and effectiveness, according to the press release.

Its duties also include safeguarding the branch’s reputation and assets and appointing the director, who is responsible for operational management.

The BVIRC, which was established in 1956, claims to be the oldest non-profit organisation in the territory.

Globally, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest volunteer-based humanitarian organisation in the world, according to the release.