Anguilla Electricity Company, Ltd (ANGLEC)
Mr. David Gumbs is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Anguilla Electricity Company, Ltd (ANGLEC). David is a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Master of Science in Accounting and Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Africana Studies. David is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than twenty years’ operational and managerial experience. Some of David’s former roles include Chief Financial Officer at ANGLEC and Senior Director, Treasury and Financial Analysis at Sodexo, Inc.
Under David’s leadership, ANGLEC embraced renewable energy technologies and achieved one of the region’s highest penetration levels in 2016. He successfully negotiated several solar PV and waste-to-energy power purchase agreements for the integration of alternative energy sources into ANGLEC’s generation portfolio.
David implemented an aggressive public relations and marketing strategy that strengthened the company’s brand, customer satisfaction scores and improved the company’s performance.
He brought efficiencies and cost savings to the organization by incorporating industry leading solutions such as advanced metering, grid automation, work order automation and vehicle fleet management into ANGLEC’s operations. Recognizing the Company’s exposure to severe hurricanes, David launched the Company’s first aggressive undergrounding initiative in 2018.
Most notably, David led the historic Hurricane Irma recovery efforts restoring the grid to 100% in 100 days. Hurricane Irma devastated the island – destroying over 60% of its infrastructure. Under David’s leadership and in collaboration with colleagues throughout the region and various partners, including Carilec, the UK Government and the Government of Anguilla, the island’s grid was restored in record time – earning him much recognition.