Mr. Earl Jarrett was appointed General Manager of JNBS in October 1999. He joined the Society in May 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 Chairman of the JNBS Foundation. He is the Chairman of the Jamaica Automobile Association (Services) Ltd. (JAA), JN Overseas (US) Inc., JN Overseas (UK) Limited, and JN Overseas (Canada) Limited.
A Chartered Accountant and graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mr. Jarrett is Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). He is the Honorary Secretary of The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, and Chairman/ President of the Executive Board of the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI). He is also the Chairman of the Jamaica Cancer Society and a Trustee of the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust and the YWCA Trust. He is a Director of the Gleaner Company’s UK and North American Boards. A former Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and past President of the Rotary Club of New Kingston, he also served as a member of the National Task Force on Political Tribalism. Mr. Jarrett is a Member of the National Council of Jamaica, Order of St John; and The University of the West Indies Mona Campus Council.
In October 2008 he received two major awards-he was conferred with the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Commander (CD), in the national honours awards by the Government of Jamaica for service in the financial sector. Mr. Jarrett also received the Pelican Award from The University of the West Indies Alumni, Florida Chapter, in February for outstanding work in business development among the Jamaican Diaspora in the USA.
In January 2010, he was recognised by the American Foundation of The University of the West Indies as a 2010 recipient of the Caribbean Luminary Awards. And in February 2010, Mr. Jarrett also received the Pelican Award from the Jamaican Chapter of The University of the West Indies Alumni, in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of the University and to Jamaica.
In November 2010, Earl Jarrett was conferred with the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) honoris causa by the University of Technology Jamaica.
Earl Jarrett, CD, Hon. LLD
JP, FCA, MSc. (Accounting)