Our board of directors comprises of a unique blend of pan artisans and successful businessmen, committed to good governance and the business of steelpan.

Akua Leith

(M.Sc. Music, Conducting, Steelpan)
Artistic Director and Conductor, National Steel Symphony Orchestra of T&T

Fulbright Fellow, graduate from Northern Illinois University with a Master’s degree in Music Conducting with emphasis on Steelpan Performance, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Arts from the University of the West Indies. Akua has played and conducted on numerous tours throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

Mario (Edsil) Joseph

(Certified Master Tuner, Advanced Pan Tuning)
General Manager, Sticks and Steel

One of the country’s most sought-after steelpan tuners with over 33 years of experience tuning for some of the most accomplished steel bands both regionally and abroad. He is the preferred tuner for Renegades, Exodus, Invaders, Phase II, and National Steel Orchestra.

David Hackett

(B.Sc. Economics)
Director, Beacon Insurance Company Ltd.
Director, Very Exciting Things Ltd.

Career Banker with more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance, having held senior positions in local, regional, and international banks. He has a wealth of knowledge in the financial services industry and has held many BOD positions throughout the Caribbean over the years. David is an avid pan player and a steelpan enthusiast.

John Hadad

(B.Sc. Engineering Physics)
co-Chief Executive Officer, HADCO Group
Chairperson, Institutional Advancement Committee of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese
Director, Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited
Honorary Consul, of the Republic of Malta for Trinidad and Tobago

Leader with proven track record in building companies in many sectors including manufacturing, retail, distribution, and construction. Deeply passionate about developing sustainable businesses that enrich the lives of all employees, suppliers, customers, and communities involved.

Robert Hadad

(B.Sc. Accounting)
co-Chief Executive Officer, HADCO Group
Chairman, FIFA Normalisation Committee

Dynamic executive with experience in accounting, auditing, management and corporate governance in manufacturing, retail, distribution, and construction. Implemented financial models and controls, systems, and governance frameworks throughout the companies within the HADCO Group. Involved in the development of football in Trinidad and Tobago.

Joseph Hadad

(B.Sc. Management Studies)
co-Chief Executive Officer, HADCO Group
VP Fundraising, St. Mary’s College Board

Leader with experience in customer service, sales, supply chain and marketing management in the manufacturing, retail, and distribution sector. He is a skilled team builder and knows how to build coalitions and networks for strategic alliances throughout the HADCO Group’s network.