Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors at The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has appointed the following citizens to be the Board of Directors of NGC:

Gerry C. Brooks – Chairman

Chairman of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) & The NGC Group of Companies

Professor Gerry C. Brooks is Chairman of the NGC group of companies. He is the retired group Chief Operating Officer of the regional conglomerate and publicly held group, ANSA McAL. He serves on the Board of NEL and TSTT where he chairs the Investment Committee and the Tenders Committee of NEL and TSTT respectively.

He is an Attorney at Law and has served four years unopposed as the Vice President of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. A graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School and The University of the West Indies, he was awarded the title of “Distinguished Alumnus of the University of the West Indies in 2014 and “Professor in Practice” in 2018.

Professor Brooks is a graduate of Columbia University where he obtained an MBA, Dean’s Honour Roll. As a former Deputy Chairman of the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund, he chaired its Finance and Investment Committee for ten years.
A regional thought leader, he is the immediate past President of the Family Planning Association, serving the Association for 22 years. He is a Certified Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator.

Professor Brooks has been honoured by Rotary International and his Alumni, Queen’s Royal College. He is also a member of the Standing Energy Subcommittee of the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago.

Kenneth Allum – Director

Mr. Kenneth Allum is a Chemical Engineer with 38 years’ experience in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry at all levels. Among the various positions held throughout his career, he worked as a Senior Technologist from 1981 to 1987, and then as an Assistant to the Managing Director from 1987 to 1990 at Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company Limited (TRINTOC).

Most recently, Mr. Allum worked at PETROTRIN, initially serving as the Vice President of Refining and Marketing (2008-2009) and, thereafter, as President (2009-2012). As President of Petrotrin, Mr. Allum was responsible for the company’s strategic goals, working with all stakeholders to develop and implement the company’s business objectives to maximize shareholder value. At the helm of the company, he was able to develop a highly motivated, business-oriented and customer-driven organization.

In the course of his service at the respective companies, Mr. Allum has had extensive technical and management training and has attended numerous international meetings and conferences. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of NGC in September 2015.

Marcus Ganness – Director

Mr. Ganness holds a BSc in Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI) with First Class Honors and an MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Systems Control and Optimization) from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and a former Vice-Chairman of the Industrial Application Society (IAS)

Mr. Ganness has had global training and office and offshore field assignments in upstream petroleum operations. He has since become the Founder and Managing Director of a multidisciplinary contracting firm which has delivered critical infrastructure and civil engineering projects to several public sector clients.

Alongside his business portfolio, Mr. Ganness has been a lecturer at UWI since 2011, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in Control Systems and Energy Systems. He has also published numerous papers in leading industry journals and is involved in various research projects focusing on energy systems, economic systems and financial optimization.

Mr. Ganness has knowledge and experience in financial markets and products including equity pricing and markets, derivative products and forex trading. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of NGC in September 2015.

Professor Andrew Jupiter – Director

Professor Andrew Jupiter received a BSc in Natural Sciences and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and also holds a Masters of Engineering Degree in Mineral Engineering Management from The Pennsylvania State University.

Professor Jupiter served as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries from 1998 to 2004. Prior to this appointment, he held several senior positions at the Ministry, including Senior Petroleum Engineer, Director – Operations and Director – Energy Planning.

Starting as the Vice President of Business Development, Professor Jupiter first joined the National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (National Energy) in 2004. He then served as President from 2009 to 2012.

In addition to these posts, Professor Jupiter held the position of Director on several state boards, and led the government’s team in its initiative to provide several African countries with technical guidance in the development of their respective petroleum sectors. He is currently attached to the Department of Chemical Engineering at UWI, is the holder of the Trinidad and Tobago Methanol Company (TTMC) Chair in Petroleum Engineering, and serves as an Energy Consultant. In September 2015, Professor Jupiter was appointed a Board Member of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) and Chairman of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin).

Throughout his career, Mr. Jupiter was awarded by multiple associations, notably the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPETT), and was conferred the honorary title of ‘Distinguished Fellow’ by UWI in 2013. Professor Jupiter was awarded the Chaconia Medal (Gold) in 2016 for his service to the energy sector.