Mr Donald V. Gibbon attended Trinity College from 1963 to 1971 and represented the College in Lawn Tennis and Cricket. While at Trinity, he achieved the Gold standard in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and was one of four nationals to represent that Organization in an international exchange programme. In 1971, he entered the University of Manchester and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelors of Science, second class honours in Civil Engineering. He later attended the Loughborough University of Technology from which he earned a Master of Science degree in Construction Management.
Mr Gibbon worked at CEP Limited from 1974 to 1997 where he rose through the ranks from graduate engineer to Partner and ultimately Director. At CEP, Mr Gibbon worked on numerous major projects. These include the Financial Complex Twin Towers, Algico Plaza, Police headquarters, Roytec Building, Briar Place and the 25,000 ton Silos at the National Flour Mills in Port of Spain. He also worked on the maximum-security Prison at Golden Grove, the Terminal Building at the Piarco International Airport, and the Coast Guard facility in Cedros.
In 1997, Gibbon Consulting Engineering Limited (GCEL) was formed with Mr Gibbon as the senior consultant. GCEL has grown consistently over the past 21 years and has developed an impressive clientele in both Design Engineering and Construction Management. These include, among others, Trinidad Distillers Ltd (Angostura), Nestle Trinidad Ltd, BHP Billiton, Worley Parsons International, Massy Stores Ltd and The Maritime Financial Group.
Over the years, Mr Gibbon has offered consultancy services, pro bono, to a number of charitable organisations such as the St Ann’s Church of Scotland, the WAND facility in Palo Seco, the CREDO facility on Nelson Street and many others.
Mr Gibbon is a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation and has served in the past on its General Council and as its Vice President. He has served as Manager for the national cycling team at the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, USA and at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul Korea. He has also been a member of the management team for various Junior Cycling Championships: the Caribbean Championships held in Barbados, Curacao and Bermuda and the Pan American Championship held in Cuenta, Ecuador.
The Trinity College Alumni Association acknowledges Mr Donald V. Gibbon and proudly admits him into its Hall of Fame for his contribution in the field of Civil and Structural Engineering and Sports.