CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE WILLIE REDHEAD FOUNDATION
Samuel ‘Tim’ Byam better known as ‘Tim’ was born in Trinidad of a Trinidadian father and Grenadian mother, he spent his boyhood years in Grenada after the death of his father in 1950.
Tim was educated at the St George’s Anglican junior and senior schools, Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) and Minerva Collage in Trinidad.
He migrated to Jamaica in 1969 to pursue a college education at the College of Arts Science and Technology (CAST) now the University of Technology (U-Tech) – in building technology, engineering and land surveying, after working at Jonas Browne and Hubbard in 1968 to 69.
After his graduation, Mr. Byam worked at the Town Planning department in Kingston, The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) as site supervisor / resident Engineer on a number of projects in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios and at Real Estate Consultants, after which he launched in 1988, his own Construction Company Byam Construction Co Ltd.
As CEO and founder of Byam Construction Co he completed many successful projects in Kingston for Life of Jamaica, HenKel Jamaica Ltd, Motor Sales Jamaica Ltd, and a number of residential and commercial buildings
Mr. Byam returned to Grenada in 2000 and worked with the Ministry of Works, Housing Authority, Agency for Reconstruction and Development, Egmont Development and Camper and Nicholson marina, before launching Byam Construction Co (Grenada Ltd) in 2009.
Mr. Byam became a member of the Willie Redhead Foundation in 2002 and served as an active member until elected President in 2013.
As President of the foundation, he presided over and engaged the Government on a number of issues including preservation of our built heritage, parks and public monuments, his work continues with the foundation and is seeking to embark on a program of legislation for heritage buildings parks and monuments.