[www.inewsguyana.com] – After the FIBA World Congress in Sevilla, Spain, FIBA’s Central Board convened its first meeting of the 2014-2019 term of office under the leadership of newly-elected President Horacio Muratore on Saturday 13 September. Key appointments were made to complete the composition of the Central Board and its Commissions.
Patrick Haynes was appointed to the FIBA (Membership) Governance Commission. Mr. Haynes is currently the Vice President of Finance and Marketing for the Caribbean Basketball Confederation – CBC, a Board Member of the Confederation of Central America and Caribbean Basketball (CONCENCABA) and an Honoury General Secretary for the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF).
As the Honoury General Secretary of the GABF, Patrick oversees the international operations, including international recruiting, fund raising, and seeks to ensure GABF compliance with FIBA statutes.
Prior to assuming his current position, Patrick has spent the past four years as the Director of Marketing for the CBC and was elected the new CBC, Vice President – Finance and Marketing in January 2014 at the CBC Annual Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico where his primary responsibilities are to plan and implement programs designed to build the CBC brand and promote the sport of basketball globally.
In his Director of Marketing role, he oversaw and administered all of the CBC’s online marketing programs that promoted, educated, and enhanced the brand throughout the Caribbean and Central America. In June 2014 at the FIBA Americas Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mr. Haynes was elected to serve as a Board Member of CONCENCABA.
Patrick also works closely with the GABF and the CBC on the day-to-day operations of all digital assets, including GuyanaBasketball.com, CaribbeanBasketball.com, CBC Rebound Digital Magazine, CBC Mobile and the CBC social media. In addition, he oversees digital development, operations and content management for all CBC Championships. Patrick is a former player of the Pacesetter Basketball Club and was selected to represent Guyana as a player in the 1993 U19 Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) and was also a member of the New York University – Polytechnic Institute (NYU-Poly) NCAA Men’s Basketball team from 1994-1997.
The Membership Commission has the responsibilities for monitoring the relationship between FIBA and its national member federations and provide advice to the Secretary General for appropriate action when requested and required, monitoring the evolution of the Statutes and Internal Regulations of the national member federations and to draw up proposals for their improvement and alignment with FIBA’s General Statutes and Internal Regulations, and to review applications for membership.
While Commission members bring the knowledge, skill, and expertise from the national member federation and from the Zone from which they are drawn, they must act in a responsible and independent manner, in the interests of FIBA.
The FIBA (Membership) Governance Commission comprises of the following members:
Chairman: George Vassilakopoulos – Greece; Deputy-Chairman: Usie Richards – US Virgin Islands, Members: Abdullah Al Ansari – United Arab Emirates; Maimouna Bah Diallo- Guinea; Mabel Ching – Hong Kong, China; Terry Donovan – England; Patrick Haynes – Guyana; Jean-Michel Ramoroson- Madagascar; José Luis Saez Regalado – Spain; Giancarlo Sergi, Giancarlo – Switzerland and Burton Shipley – New Zealand.
The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation extends its congratulations to Mr. Patrick Haynes a Guyanese who has worked relentlessly for the development of Basketball in Guyana from the youth to the senior level. Mr. Haynes has also played in key role by contributing in cash and kind to basketball stakeholders in Guyana.
The GABF is proud to have played a role in Patrick’s appointment to the FIBA Governance Commission.