Dr. Everton Walters (CBE) retired in 2011 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, after forty-one (41) years of dedicated service to the Bridgetown Port and the Maritime Industry, in general. 

He received his tertiary education at the University of the West Indies and the University of Wales (College of Cardiff), where he pursued Economics and Maritime Studies respectively.

Dr. Walters also received additional related professional training in port management and has been involved in the development and coordination of many local, regional, and international seminars and conferences, often as a speaker/moderator in general port operations, cruise tourism, and maritime security. Indeed, he played a significant role at the regional level, in the implementation of the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code in 2004, and chaired the Regional Maritime Sub-Committee, in preparation for the Cricket World Cup Event held in the Caribbean in 2007.

Dr. Walters has represented Barbados on several committees of various organisations, including the following:

  • Barbados’ Principal Representative on the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), under the auspices of the Organisation of the American States (OAS), serving as Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board, representing the English speaking Caribbean for nineteen (19) consecutive years.
  • Chairman
    - Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) from 2003-2011.
    - Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.
    - Bridgetown Cruise Terminals Inc.
  • Director
    - Invest Barbados.
    - Barbados Tourism Authority
    - Barbados Port Inc.
  • Consultant to the Executive of the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (present).

Over the years, Dr. Walters has been the recipient of many awards for outstanding and dedicated service, specifically to the Maritime Industry. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and in 2017 the Honorary Doctor of Science, International Shipping and Logistics, from the Caribbean Maritime University. He is also a Justice of the Peace.