Who is Laurie-Ann Holding?
Laurie-Ann Holding is the Managing Director at Kelly Holding Ltd. She has 25+ years of event management, marketing and sponsorship management experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management & Accounting from Florida International University. Laurie-Ann is a native of Antigua, who returned to her homeland in 1996, where she worked with the West Indies Cricket Board from 1997 until 2002 as Senior Marketing Manager having responsibility for the Sponsorship, Merchandise and Rights & Licensing Units within the Marketing Department.
Although her background is in marketing and sponsorship, Laurie-Ann’s forte is managing logistics for events, down to the minutest of details, a talent which is much appreciated by our clients. Her ability to manage budgets, from the leanest to most extravagant, often saving clients’ money in the process, is also an asset to our company. In addition, Laurie-Ann manages KHL’s volunteer programme. Some of Laurie-Ann’s favourite things are Jewellery, movies, her nieces and nephew and sarcasm.
Meet Laurie-Ann Holding’s Husband?
Michael Holding is the husband of Laurie-Ann who comes from Antigua. He is a former West Indies cricketer. Michael Holding is widely regarded as one of the best fast bowlers to have ever played Test cricket. Laurie-Ann’s husband now works as a pundit and commentator on Sky Sports, and he has become a leading voice in the fight against racism.
What Dos Laurie-Ann Holding Have to Say About Her Husband Cricket Sport?
Discussing her feelings about cricket in an interview in 2017, Laurie-Ann said: “I don’t like cricket… I love it.
“Yes. I like the sport very much. I developed a passion for it back in 1997 when I started working on it. Also, as a West Indian, I immediately felt drawn to West Indies cricket and its unique structure not just in cricket but in the international sporting arena. This is a sport where a team that is actually made up of citizens from various countries come together to form a ‘National’ Team and play all over the world”.
“Only when West Indies play does this happen. The governing body even created a unique flag for the team and a unique anthem. As an Antiguan I am proud of the famous cricketers my country produced who rival the world’s best. As a West Indian I am proud of the history and many great players our many small islands have produced.”
On the first day of England’s test match against West Indies in Southampton, Holding made an impassioned plea for societal change, calling for more education on racial issues.
He said: “When I say education, I mean going back in history. What people need to understand is that this thing stems from a long time ago, hundreds of years ago. The dehumanisation of the black race is where it started. People will tell you, ‘That’s a long time ago, get over it’. No. You don’t get over things like that. Society has not gotten over something like that.
“I didn’t quite understand as a young man what brainwashing meant – I now understand. People – black people and white people – have been brainwashed in different ways. Think about religion, the image of Jesus Christ is pale skin, blond hair, blue eyes. Where Jesus came from, who in that part of the world looks that way? That is brainwashing, to show you ‘this is what the image of perfection is’. If you look at plays from those days, Judas, who betrayed Jesus, is a black man. Brainwashing people to think, ‘he is a black man, he is the bad man”.
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