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The Hon. Oliver F. Clarke, OJ, Hon. LL.D., BSc (Econ), FCA, JP
CHAIRMAN

The Hon. Oliver F Clarke was appointed Chairman of the restructured mutual holding company, The Jamaica National Group in February 2017.  He has worked with the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) 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 Bank Limited, the JN Financial Group, as well as JN Money Services Ltd. (JNMS), the parent company of the JNMS overseas companies in the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom.  He is also a director of JN Small Business Loans Limited and JN General Insurance Company Limited.
 
A Chartered Accountant, Mr Clarke is Chairman and former Managing Director of The Gleaner Company Limited (now 1834 Investments Limited), Chairman of The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited and Deputy Chairman of the RJRGleaner Communications Group.  He is also 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 (Hon. LLD) from The University of the West Indies, and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws 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
Deputy Chairman 

Dr Dhiru Tanna has been a member of the Board of the Jamaica National Building Society since 1981.  With the restructuring of the Society in February 2017, Dr Tanna was appointed Chairman of the MCS Group, the non-financial holding company, which falls under the mutual holding company, The Jamaica National Group.  He is a long-standing member of the Society’s Finance and Investment Committee, now renamed the Risk Committee, which he has chaired since 2015.

He is a director of The Jamaica National Group, JN Bank and the JN Financial Group and continues to be a director of JN Fund Managers Ltd., which he served as Chairman between 2005 and 2016. 

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 organisations 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. 

He is Executive Chairman of Blue Power Group Ltd., which was listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in 2010.

Between 2007 and 2016, Dr Tanna served as a director of the Development Bank of Jamaica

 

Earl Jarrett, CD, Hon. LL.D, JP
FCA, MSc (Accounting)
Chief Executive Officer
The Jamaica National Group

Earl Jarrett was appointed General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society in October 1999. He joined the Society in 1997 as Executive with responsibility for Compliance and Overseas Subsidiaries.  With the launch of JN Bank on February 1, 2017, Mr Jarrett was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the restructured mutual holding company, The Jamaica National Group (JN Group).

He is a member of the Board of JN Bank and all the local and overseas subsidiaries of the JN Group.  He is Chairman of the JN Foundation, the Jamaica Automobile Association (Services), JN Cayman and the overseas subsidiary companies of JN Money Services Limited.

A Chartered Accountant and graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mr. Jarrett serves on the boards of several external organisations. He is:

·         Chairman,  Jamaica Cancer Society; Jamaican Diaspora Foundation, JN Foundation and Mona Geo Informatics Institute

·         Director, The Gleaner Company’s UK and North American Boards; Edna Manley College Arts Foundation

·         Trustee, Dudley Grant Memorial Trust, the YWCA Trust, Caribbean Council (UK)

  • Trustee Member/Secretary, FIA Foundation
  • 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 deputy Chairman JAMPRO, 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 to 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; received the Pelican Award from the Jamaican Chapter of The University of the West Indies Alumni, for significant contribution to the development of the University and to Jamaica; and the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree, honoris causa, by the University of Technology Jamaica.  In 2011, Mr Jarrett received a second Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree from The University of the West Indies. 

He 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 in 2012; and subsequently inducted as a JIM Fellow.

Mr Jarrett was appointed a member of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica in 2013, and in 2014 was inducted into the Council of Volunteer Social Services (CVSS) Hall of Fame for his contribution to the community.  In 2015, he was recognised as the Gleaner Honour Awardee for exceptional voluntary service in 2014 and was the 2015 inductee for The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Private Sector Hall of Fame.

In 2016, Mr Jarrett was presented with the Visionary Award by the Golden Krust Foundation (New York) and Distinguished Member Award by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ).

 

Jennifer Martin, JP

Jennifer Alayne Martin, an Attorney-at-Law, has been a Director of the JN Board since the merger of the Jamaica Savings & Loan Building Society and the Jamaica National Building Society in 2001.  Mrs Martin was appointed to the boards of The Jamaica National Group and the JN Financial Group in February 2017. 

She served as Director of the Jamaica Savings & Loan Building Society from 1996 to 2001. Mrs Martin is a Director of the JN Foundation and a Trustee of the JNBS Group Pension Plan.

A partner with the law firm Robinson, Phillips & Whitehorne, Mrs Martin is based in the firm’s St. Ann office.  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.

Elizabeth Ann (Betty Ann) Jones, CD, FCA, FCCA

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 previous Chairman of KPMG CARICOM, a regional governance entity comprising KPMG member firms in the Caribbean.

Ms Jones has over 40 years of 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. 

Mrs Jones joined the board of the Jamaica National Building Society in October 2014 and was appointed Chairman of JN Fund Managers in May 2015.   On February 1, Ms Jones was appointed a member of the Board of the newly launched subsidiary, the JN Bank, as well as the restructured mutual holding company, The Jamaica National Group and the JN Financial Group Limited.  She is a Director of Radio Jamaica Ltd., the Gleaner Company (Media) Ltd. and 1834 Investments Ltd. 

Ms Jones 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.

 

Peter Morris BSc (Hons.) MBA

Peter Morris joined the Board of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) in 1993.  He was appointed to the Boards of The Jamaica National Group Limited, JN Financial Group Limited and JN Bank Limited in February 2017.

Mr. Morris is Chairman of JN Life Insurance Company Limited, and a Director of JN Fund Managers Limited and JN General Insurance Company Limited. He serves on the Compensation and Proxy

Committees of The Jamaica National Group, the Finance Committee of JN Financial Group, and the Finance and Loans Committees of JN Bank.

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-five years of business experience at the management and Board level in Jamaica, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

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 of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) in November 2009.  With the restructuring of the Society and the launch of JN Bank on February 1, 2017, Mr Gordon was appointed a director of the boards of The Jamaica National Group, the JN Financial Holding Company and the JN Bank.   He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee for The Jamaica National Group, the JN Financial Holding Company and JN Bank, as well as the JN Pension Scheme.

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 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.

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 Board of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) in November 2012 and was appointed Chairman of the JN General Insurance Company (JNGI) Board in January 2015, having served on the JNGI board since 1996.  Mrs. Moss has been a member of the JN Audit and Finance Committees since their inception in the mid-1990s. 

On February 1, 2017, Mrs. Moss was appointed a director of The Jamaica National Group, the JN Financial Group Limited and JN Bank.  She remains a member of the Audit and Finance Committees of The Jamaica National Group, JN Financial Group Limited and JN Bank Limited.  

Mrs. Moss serves on the boards of Jamaica Producers Group, Assurance Brokers Jamaica Limited, Pan Jam Investment Limited and Kingston Wharves Limited.  She serves on the Executive Committee of Jamaica Producers Group and chairs the audit committees of Jamaica Producers Group and Pan Jam, the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee of Kingston Wharves and the Governance Committee of Pan Jam.  

Prior to establishing Sierra, Mrs Moss worked with the consultancy practice of Price Waterhouse.  She is a trustee of the Violence Prevention Alliance and is Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Kingston.  She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuations and a graduate of The University of the West Indies and McGill University.