George Goodwin Jr.
George Goodwin Jr. is a former Acting Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (2001 - 2003)
Early life and educaiton
He graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies, and a MSc in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia.
George Goodwin, (affectionately known as "Juni"), was a stalwart of OECS integration and development, having spent most of his working life in the service of the member states of the OECS. He worked briefly with the Regional Development Agency in the 1960's, and then with the East Caribbean Common Market Secretariat, and when this transformed into the Economic Affairs Secretariat of the OECS, he continued to work with the new Organization in Antigua & Barbuda.
He functioned in various capacities in the Economic Affairs Secretariat until 1997, when with the incorporation of the Economic Affairs Secretariat into the St. Lucia based Central Secretariat, he transferred to St. Lucia as Director of Functional Cooperation, in which post he served until called to act as Director General in late 2001. Goodwin demitted office in 2003.
In 2007, as the chief executive officer of World Cup Antigua Inc, Goodwin supervised most of the preparations for the international event, including the construction of the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
In his latter years he was a member of the Board of Directors for regional airline LIAT and was earlier this year elected President of the Chamber of Commerce.
Goodwin died on 12 December 2009, following complications from a broken hip.