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Mr. Charles Herbert
Mr. William Putnam
Mr. Anthony Ali
Mr. Ian Castilho
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Mr. Dereck Foster
 
   
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Mr. Dereck Foster

Mr. Dereck Foster

Non-Executive Director

 Mr. Dereck Foster is a Co-Founder of Automotive Art, which is the Caribbeans largest automotive after-market retailer. He served as its CEO between 1990 and 2008, and is currently the Executive Chairman of the Art Holdings Group. Over the years, he has grown the company from a staff of six [6] to a multi-national organisation operating in over thirty [30] countries.  This includes three [3] Automotive Art stores in Barbados, two [2] in St. Lucia and Franchisee operated stores in seven [7] other Caribbean countries.

 

 

In 2002 Automotive Art opened a sales & distribution arm in the USA which supplies over thirty [30] markets in the Caribbean and Latin America.  In 2006 the Art Holdings Group acquired Marshall Trading; a twenty-five [25] year old lumber and building supplies company in Barbados. 

 

 

Between 2008 and 2011 Mr. Foster partnered with Terra Caribbean in the acquisition and restructuring of Bajan Services Ltd.; a thirty [30] year old real estate services company specialising in sales, management and rental of luxury holiday homes.  In 2012 he concluded a joint venture acquisition of an automotive paint manufacturer in Poland, which will produce Automotive Arts private label paints, allowing unrestricted global access.

 

 

Mr. Foster was educated in Guyana and has won several awards, including the 1996 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Retail & Distribution.  He served as President of the Barbados Manufacturers Association from 2001  2002, and currently serves on the boards of several companies outside of the Art Holdings Group, including the West India Rum Distillery and the National Initiative for Service Excellence.