Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, K.A. has been an independent Director since June 2005, and is a citizen of Barbados. Sir Hilary earned his PhD from Hull University, United Kingdom, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the same University in 2003. He has served as the Head of the History Department and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of the West Indies. In 1998, he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies and, in 2002, the Principal of Cave Hill Campus. Sir Hilary has published widely on Caribbean economic history, cricket history and culture and higher education and serves on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals. He has lectured in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
He was elected a Director of Sagicor Life Inc in 2005, and is also a Director of Sagicor Life Jamaica and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group. He is a member of the Secretary General of the UN; Ban Ki Moon's Advisory Board on Science and Sustainable Development, and Vice President of the Commonwealth Ministers' Advisory Board on Sport.