Sir Fred Winlyn Gollop has been a practicing solicitor and attorney-at-law in Barbados for over 40 years.
He was a Partner of the law firm of Yearwood & Boyce from 1972 to 1984 and a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Barbados Bar Association from 1982 to 1995. He is co-founder of the Nation Group of Companies in Barbados and was chairman from 1974 to 2005. On the merger of the Nation Group with Caribbean Communications Network Limited of Trinidad, he became chairman of its parent company, One Caribbean Media Limited (OCM), a publicly traded corporation.
Over the years, Sir Fred has held a number of public offices. At various times he was Deputy Chairman of the Barbados Development Bank, Chairman of the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity, Director of the Central Bank of Barbados and Chairman of the Government’s Advisory Committee on International Business. He has also been a director of Caribbean Media Corporation, Chairman of Caribbean News Agency Limited and Chairman of CGI Consumers Guarantee Insurance Co. Ltd.
He is at present a director of First Caribbean International Bank Limited and Fortress Fund Managers Limited. He also serves on two charitable organisations – The Arnott Cato Foundation and the Diabetes Foundation of Barbados.
Sir Fred was appointed President of the Senate of Barbados in 1994 and served in that capacity for 14 years. In 1996 Sir Fred was awarded the accolade of Knight of St. Andrew (KA) – Barbados’ highest honour. In 2006 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.
Sir Fred Gollop was appointed a member of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission on 29 October 2010, nominated jointly by the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies, Deans of the Faculties of Law of the Contracting Parties and Chairman of the Council of Legal Education.