Diane's deep belief in giving back to the community has resulted in her lifelong involvement in and commitment to numerous organizations and foundations. In 2023, she was honoured by the Bahamian Government for her political and philanthropic contributions and made an Officer of the Order of Distinction.
A 12th-generation Bahamian with a thorough knowledge of The Bahamas and the legal intricacies of real estate and property investment, Diane is President of Holowesko Realty and serves as an advisor and consultant to international resort developers. She began her real estate career over 30 years ago with an international U.S. company representing developers throughout the United States, Europe, and The Bahamas. She left her position as Senior Vice President to return home.
Diane earned her Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Babson College, and her Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the College of the Holy Cross, both in the United States. She studied law as an articled student before transitioning into real estate to follow her passion. Diane completed the Florida Real Estate licensing, is licensed with the Bahamas Real Estate Association, and was awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, U.S.
Diane lives in Lyford Cay, is a member of the Lyford Cay Club, and is a former Director of the Lyford Cay Property Owners Association. She enjoys golf, travelling, conservation, and sailing, and has co-chaired numerous World Championship and Western Hemisphere sailing regattas in various classes over the years. In 1996, she was recognized by the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta for her “contribution to the success of the games of XXVI Olympiad”.
Diane served as Chairman of the Town Planning Committee of The Bahamas, having been appointed by the Governor-General to this statutory committee charged with carrying out the Planning and Subdivisions Act, 2010. She was also appointed by Cabinet as a Member of the Advisory Committee for the Introduction of Local Government to New Providence, and she served as a Member of the Ministry of Public Works Legal Drafting Committee. She created and chairs STARS (Supporting Technology Access and Research for Students), a non-profit which has delivered hundreds of computers to students in the family islands. She is a Director of Holowesko Realty, a Director of Holowesko & Company, and a Director of Ride for Hope Bahamas. She is a founding member of the U.S. luxury real estate company Realm Global, and a Member of the international Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.