WMU Alumnus, HE Dwight Gardiner, Appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
WMU alumnus, Ambassador Dwight Gardiner, Antigua and Barbuda's Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has been appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). This honour was conferred on him by Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year's Honours List 2017 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the National and International Marine Community.
Ambassador Gardiner graduated from WMU in 1990 with an MSc in Maritime Safety Administration (Navigation). In 2014, he received an Outstanding Alumnus award from the University. For over thirty years, he has served in a wide range of capacities in the regional and international maritime industry. He has been credited with the expansion of the Antigua and Barbuda Maritime Administration and the simultaneous growth of the shipping registry, positioning it to be one of the leading ship registries in the world.