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Polaris elects its first female chairman

Stevedoring Services Ltd’s parent company has its first female chairman, Cheryl Hayward-Chew, effective today.

Polaris Holding Company Limited, the parent company of Stevedoring Services Limited as well as Equipment Sales & Rentals, Ltd; and Mill Reach Holdings Ltd. announced the appointment of Ms Hayward-Chew as chairman and Wayne Caines as deputy chairman this afternoon.

Cheryl Hayward-Chew is President and CEO of the Meyer Group of Companies, and has been a board member of Polaris since 2006. She is also on the boards of the Meyer Group of Companies; Freisenbruch-Meyer Group; Bermuda International Shipping Ltd; Bermuda Chamber of Commerce; Bermuda Hospitality Institute; and she is a Common Councillor for the Corporation of St. George’s.

Wayne Caines is the chief executive officer of Digicel Bermuda. Mr. Caines has been a board member of Polaris Holding Company Limited since 2009. A Justice of the Peace, he also sits on the Boards of the Bermuda Employer’s Council, Bermuda Chamber of Commerce as well as the Bermuda Business Development Corporation.

In a press release announcing her appointment, Ms Hayward-Chew is quoted saying: “As the first female chairman of this historic company, I am delighted to accept the leadership of the company today. I would like to thank Ray Medeiros and Jeff Conyers for their service to the company as chairman and deputy chairman respectively and look forward to carrying on their good work. I would also like to congratulate Wayne Caines on his appointment as deputy chairman.”

The other directors of Polaris Holding Company are Jeffrey Conyers, C.F. Alex Cooper, J. Henry Hayward, Michael Lohan, Raymond Medeiros, Patrick Morin and L. Eugene Saunders.

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Published June 07, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 06, 2013 at 7:33 pm)

Polaris elects its first female chairman

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