Hon. Oliver F. Clarke
Dr. Dhiru Tanna
Hon. Oliver F. Clarke, OJ, Hon. LL.D, JP
FCA, B.Sc. (Econ)
The Hon. Oliver F. Clarke worked with the Jamaica National Building Society as Assistant General Manager, and then as General Manager from 1971 to 1976. He held the position of Chairman of JNBS for two decades from 1977 to 1997 and served as Deputy Chairman from 1997 until 2002, when he was reappointed Chairman.
Mr. Clarke is the Chairman of JN General Insurance Company, formerly NEM Insurance Company (JA) Ltd., and JN Money Services Ltd., the parent company of the Jamaica National Overseas companies in the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom. He is also director of JN Small Business Loans Limited.
Mr. Clarke, a Chartered Accountant, is Chairman and former Managing Director of The Gleaner Company Limited and past President of both The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and The Inter American Press Association.
In 1990 he received the Americas Award from the Americas Foundation and in 1996 the PSOJ inducted him into the Private Sector Hall of Fame. The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies recognised him as a Caribbean Luminary in 2004, and in April 2006, the American Friends of Jamaica awarded Mr. Clarke with its International Humanitarian Award.
In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) from The University of the West Indies, and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (Hon. LLD) honoris causas from the University of Technology; and in 2013, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Northern Caribbean University.
Dr. Dhiru Tanna, BSc (Econ), MA, PhD
Dr. Dhiru Tanna has been a member of the JNBS Board since 1981 and Chairman of JN Fund Managers Ltd. since 2005. He is a long standing member of the Society’s Finance & Investment Committee, now renamed the Risk Committee.
A graduate of the University of London and the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Tanna is an Economist. He is a former Director and Chairman of a number of Jamaican and West Indian companies. His career spans assignments in Uganda, the USA, Puerto Rico and several organizations in Jamaica, and other CARICOM states. Some of these entities include Neal & Massy Holdings Ltd., The University of the West Indies, Jamaica National Investment Co. Ltd. (JNIC) and Capital Development Fund. Dr. Tanna has served as a Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica since 2007. He is Executive Chairman of Blue Power Group Ltd. which was listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in 2010.
Earl Jarrett, CD, Hon. LL.D, JP
FCA, MSc (Accounting)
Earl Jarrett was appointed General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) in October 1999. He joined the Society in 1997 as Executive with responsibility for Compliance and Overseas Subsidiaries. Mr. Jarrett is a member of the Society’s Board and all its local and overseas subsidiaries, as well as the JNBS Foundation. He is the Chairman of the Jamaica Automobile Association (Services) Limited, and the overseas subsidiary companies of JN Money Services Limited.
A Chartered Accountant and graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mr. Jarrett is:
Chairman,Jamaican Diaspora Foundation, Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI); Jamaica Cancer Society; and Mona GeoInformatics Institute
Director, The Gleaner Company’s UK and North American Boards; Edna Manley College Arts Foundation
North America Regional Director, Trustee, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)
Trustee, FIA Foundation
Trustee Member, Dudley Grant Memorial Trust and the YWCA Trust
Member, National Council of Jamaica, Order of St John; The University of the West Indies Mona Campus Council
He is former Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), former Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and past President of the Rotary Club of New Kingston. He has served as a member of the National Task Force on Political Tribalism and as Honorary Secretary of The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ).
In 2008 Mr Jarrett received the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Commander (CD), by the Government of Jamaica, for service in the financial sector and the Pelican Award from The University of the West Indies Alumni, Florida Chapter, for outstanding work in business development among the Jamaican Diaspora in the USA.
In 2010, he was recognised by the American Foundation of The University of the West Indies as a 2010 recipient of the Caribbean Luminary Awards; awarded the Pelican Award from the Jamaican Chapter of The University of the West Indies Alumni, for his significant contribution to the development of the University and to Jamaica; and was conferred with the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) honoris causa by the University of Technology Jamaica.
In 2011, he received a second Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree from The University of the West Indies. In 2012, Mr Jarrett was awarded the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston’s Man of Excellence award and recognised as the Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM)/Gleaner 2011 Manager of the Year; and subsequently inducted as a JIM Fellow.
In March 2013, Mr Jarrett was appointed a member of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica. In 2013, he was also appointed an Officer of the Venerable Order of St. John (OStJ).
Parris Lyew-Ayee, CD
Parris A. Lyew-Ayee joined the Board of Directors in June 2007, having previously served as a Director of NEM Insurance Company (Ja.) Limited, a subsidiary of JNBS. He has also been a member of the JNBS Foundation since 2007. In April 2009, he was appointed Chairman, JN Small Business Loans Limited.
He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute; Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners Ltd.; Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd.; and the Mona GeoInformatics Institute. He is a member of the Campus Council, the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Campus Audit Committee, and the Strategy and Policy Committee of the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies.
Mr. Lyew-Ayee is a member and former President of the Geological Society of Jamaica, and a Council Member of the International Committee for Studies of Bauxites, Alumina and Aluminium (ICSOBA) and the Society of Mining Engineers of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.
A geologist and mineral engineer, Mr. Lyew-Ayee is the Executive Director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute. For his service to the bauxite/alumina industry in Jamaica throughout his career, the Government of Jamaica awarded him the Order of Distinction (Rank of Officer) in 1988, then the Order of Distinction (Rank of Commander) in 2007.
William Mahfood, BSc., Hon. DPS
William Mahfood was appointed to the Board in July 2006. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management Information Systems from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the JNBS Board, Mr. Mahfood was a Director of JN Small Business Loans Ltd.
Mr. Mahfood joined the family business in 1988 and was Managing Director of the Wisynco Group Ltd. from 1994-2013. He was appointed Chairman of the Wisynco Group in January 2014.
He is very active in outreach programmes in Spanish Town and its environs, as well as serving on boards of charitable organisations such as Food For The Poor and The Laws Street Trade Training Centre.
In August 2011, he was conferred with the Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from the Northern Caribbean University.
Jennifer Martin, JP
Jennifer Alayne Martin, an Attorney-at-Law, has been a Director of the Board since the merger of the Jamaica Savings & Loan Building Society and the JNBS in 2001.
She served as Director of the Jamaica Savings & Loan Building Society from 1996 to 2001. Mrs Martin is a Director of the JNBS Foundation and a Trustee of the JNBS Group Pension Plan.
A partner with the law firm Robinson, Phillips & Whitehorne, with offices in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Mrs Martin was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in Jamaica in 1970 and has extensive experience in conveyancing. She is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association and the Northern Jamaica Law Society.
Hon. Dorothy Pine-McLarty
Dorothy Pine-McLarty, OJ
The Hon. Dorothy Pine-McLarty has been a member of the Board since September 1998. She is Chairperson of the Jamaica National Independent Retirement Scheme and a director of JN Money Services Limited.
A practicing Attorney-at-law for some 48 years, she retired from partnership of Myers, Fletcher & Gordon, but remains a Consultant. She served as the head of that firm’s Property Department from 1992 to 1995 and was Managing Partner of the firm’s London office from its inception in 1995 until June 1998. Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in 1995, Mrs. Pine-McLarty serves on the Boards of several organizations including— Independent Member and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Member of the Board of Governors of the St. Andrew High School for Girls, Chairperson of the Access to Information Tribunal, Member of the Finance Committee of the University of Technology.
Mrs. Pine-McLarty was awarded the Order of Jamaica in October 2007 for outstanding public service.
Peter Morris, BSc (Hons.), MBA
Peter Morris was appointed to the JNBS Board in January 1993. He is a Director of JN Fund Managers Limited, JN Life Insurance Company Ltd, JN General Insurance Company Limited and a member of the JNBS Finance Committee. Mr. Morris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from The University of the West Indies and an MBA in Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He has more than twenty years of business experience at the management and Board level in Jamaica, the United Kingdom and the United States.
John Small, BA (Hons.), CQSW, FCMI
John Small has been a Director of the Jamaica National Building Society since September 1998. He is a graduate of Bradford University, England and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. Mr. Small is a former Deputy Director of Social Services for the London Borough of Hackney, England, former non-executive Director of North London University and former Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, The University of the West Indies. He was Chairman of The Planning Institute of Jamaica’s "Working Group on International Migration" and founder and first President of the National Association of Returning Residents. Mr. Small is a member of the Board of Governors of United Way of Jamaica and is a self-employed international consultant in the Management of Human Services.
Kathleen AJ Moss
Kerry Xavier Scott
Kerry Xavier Scott
As Group Property, Mail & Courier Manager at the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) since 2012, Kerry Scott provides property management services for all JNBs buildings in Jamaica, planning and implementing minor and major projects and overseeing acquisition and sale of properties. He joined the Society in 1999 as Debt Management Officer in the Mortgage department. He has also worked as Acting Assistant Branch Manager at the New Kingston location and has managed projects for the JN Finance department.
As Branch Team Leader for the Spanish Town Road JN MoneyShop, he led his team to be among the leading MoneyShops in the Society.
Mr Scott gained the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Pebble Hills University, USA and is a Chartered Business Administrator (CBA), Canada chapter. He has completed training in Project Management, Professional Evaluation and Certification, Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplace and Debt Collection. He also has a Diploma in Business Administration (honors) and has completed Moneygram Agent and Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) training.
He lectured in Management Studies at the Caribbean Institute of Business (ACCA and Diploma levels) for the period 2006-2009.
He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Kingston Cricket Club since 2011; Hon. Assistant Treasurer, Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), appointed in 2016; Committee Member, JCA Audit and Finance Committee since 2014. He is team manager of the Spanish Town Titans (Jamaica Premier League) and former Captain of the Kingston Cricket Club Senior Cricket team (2005-2007). He represented the Jamaica National Cricket team in the Independence Cup Championship, USA (1997).
He is former Chairman of the Building Societies Co-op Credit Union Marketing Committee; Treasurer of the Portmore Cricket Association; and former Chairman of the JNBS Sports & Social Club.
Active in the community, Kerry Scott is Coordinator of the Cumberland Community Golden Age Club and is a Volunteer for the Golden Age Home, JNBS Cluster H Committee.
He was elected to the JNBS Board as Staff Director in June 2016.
Kathleen AJ Moss, BSc, MBA, CBV
Mrs. Kathleen Moss is a Management Consultant and Chartered Business Valuator with Sierra Associates, an independent advisory and business valuation firm, which she established in 1993. She was appointed to the JNBS Board in November 2012. She has been a director of NEM Insurance Company Limited, now renamed JN General Insurance Company, since 1996 and Deputy Chairman since 2000. Mrs Moss has been a member of the JNBS Group Audit Committee and Finance Committee since their inception in the mid 1990s.
Mrs Moss serves on the boards of Jamaica Producers Group, Assurance Brokers, Pan Jamaican Investment Trust and Kingston Wharves. Prior to establishing Sierra, Mrs Moss worked with the consultancy practice of Price Waterhouse. She is a trustee of the Violence Prevention Alliance and a member of the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Kingston. Mrs Moss is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuations and a graduate of The University of the West Indies and McGill University.
Raphael Gordon, FCA (Ja), FCCA (UK), FCMA (UK), CGMA (UK & USA)
Mr. Raphael Gordon, retired Managing Partner of KPMG in Jamaica and Chairman of KPMG CARICOM, joined the Board of Directors in November 2009. A partner in KPMG from 1978 to 2008, Mr. Gordon has had responsibility for the audits of several public companies, statutory bodies, pension funds, manufacturing, distribution and agricultural businesses and financial and educational institutions. He has also served on public committees to examine money laundering, company law reform, and insolvency legislation, the Financial Administration and Audit Act and the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act in Jamaica.
A Chartered, Certified and Global Cost and Management Accountant, Mr. Gordon is a former Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Caymanas Track Limited, a former Commissioner, The Casino Gaming Commission; a former member of the Air Jamaica Audit and Finance Committee and the EDP Auditors Association Inc., and is a current member of the Public Accountancy Board; past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and a former Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean. He is a former Chairman and current Trustee of The Management Services Limited 2004 Pension Fund. He has also served as the Jamaican representative on the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ International Assembly.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the accounting profession and development of the ICAJ, Mr. Gordon received the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica Distinguished Member Award in 2008.
Elizabeth Ann (Betty Ann) Jones,
Elizabeth Ann (Betty Ann) Jones,, FCCA, FCA
Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica, Elizabeth Ann ‘Betty Ann’ Jones is a retired Senior Partner of KPMG in Jamaica and recent Chairman of KPMG CARICOM, a regional governance entity comprising KPMG member firms in the Caribbean.
Betty Ann has over 40 years’ professional experience in the accountancy profession in Jamaica, of which over 30 years were as Head of KPMG’s Jamaican Tax practice. Her work involved advising on local and international tax planning, including double taxation treaties, tax legislation, and liaison between clients and tax authorities on matters of assessment and incentives.
She served on several tax reform committees and was seconded to the Ministry of Finance, between 1989 and 1992, as special advisor to the Minister on taxation and related matters, in particular the implementation of the General Consumption Tax.
Betty Ann served as Chairman of both the Trade Board and Fiscal Services Limited, on the Committee to Review and Eliminate Waste in the Public Sector, and represented The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica on a Committee to review the Government of Jamaica’s Tax system. In addition, she also served as a member of the Divestment Committee responsible for the divestment of sugar factories owned by Government, and as a member of the Tax Policy and Tax Administration Working Group under the Partnership for Transformation Project in Jamaica.
Karene Miller joined the Jamaica National Building Society in June 2013, providing corporate secretarial services, legal advice and support to assigned entities within the JN Group. She was appointed Corporate Secretary on April 1, 2014.
She was previously employed as Corporate Secretary/Legal Officer at JAMPRO, where she served seven years and was responsible to provide support, legal advice and research.
As an Associate at Foga Daley & Company, she provided legal advice in the area of Intellectual Property primarily trademarks. She has served as judicial clerk intern at the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
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