Bernard C. Theobalds O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire, for services to the electricity sector in St. Lucia) is a St. Lucian and a graduate of the University of Glasgow. As a young engineer in the 1970s, he worked with the then highly regarded Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) of the UK, throughout South-Eastern England. He was part of the team of electric power professionals who worked, through the 1980s and 1990s with the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), on electricity projects throughout the wider Caribbean. He served as CEO of the St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd. and was a founder-member and also Chairman of CARILEC, the regional grouping of electric power utilities. In 2016 the Government of St. Lucia awarded him the Medal of Merit (Gold) for services to the electricity sector. His first book, Landing on Solid Ground, chronicled developments in the electricity business in some islands in the Caribbean. He is now retired and living in St. Lucia.