Mr. Peter Blanchard, Director
Mr. Blanchard was appointed to the Board of Directors in November 2016, representing Class C shareholders. Mr. Blanchard, who was born in Antigua, is an insurance specialist. Since 1984, he has been the principal shareholder and Chairman of the Board of General Insurance Company Ltd, a locally-registered insurance company authorized to conduct business in Antigua and Barbuda. He has also been the Chairman of Design Properties Ltd., a property development management company since 1991.
He has served on various boards in Antigua and abroad, viz. the Board of the ACB Mortgage & Trust Company from its inception in 1987 until 2005. Mr. Blanchard was subsequently elevated to serve on the Board of Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB) on May 05, 2005. In January 2007, he was once again appointed to the ACB Mortgage and Trust Board and was elected Chairman of that Board in October 2008. In February 2016, due to law regulations, Mr. Blanchard retired from the ACB Board where he had been Chairman of the Credit Committee from October 2008 – February 2016. In April 2016 he was re-appointed to the ACB Mortgage & Trust Company Ltd Board as a Non-ACB Director and in October 2016 has since been re-appointed as its Chairman.
During the period 2005-2006, Mr. Blanchard represented Antigua Commercial Bank and the other indigenous banks operating in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) group on the Board of Directors of the East Caribbean Financial Holding Company Ltd, a company which is based in Saint Lucia, West Indies. In 2006, Mr. Blanchard was appointed a Director of the Board of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange located in St Kitts and in 2007, he was elected the Chairman of its Intermediary Development and Market Structure Committee.