Captain (N) Errington Ricardo Shurland was appointed Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS) by the RSS Council of Ministers in February 2017. He is the former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force with over 33 years of military service. During his career in the military, Captain (N) Shurland served in several operational and administrative posts.
He also served as Barbados’ alternate representative at the Organisation of American States and Chief of Delegation at the Inter American Defence Board. Captain (N) Shurland has also served as Barbados’ delegate to the United Nations and the International Maritime Organisation. He was also an adviser to the Barbados delegations, negotiating the Maritime Boundaries and Fisheries Agreements with Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.
He is a graduate of the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England and the Command and General Staff College of the United States Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds a Master’s degree in Maritime Administration from the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. He is also certified in Elections Management and Mediation from American University and University of Windsor respectively. His military honours include the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Governor-General’s Medal of Honour, the Services Medal of Honour, the General Service Medal and two Defence Board Commendations.