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Movements - LIME switches company secretary

Published:Friday | September 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Brian Goldson
Dr Rollin Bertrand
Rochelle Cameron

Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith is giving up the position of company secretary at Cable & Wireless Jamaica, which trades as LIME.

Johnson-Smith will leave office in two weeks, on September 30. The position will be filled immediately by Rochelle Cameron, whose appointment takes effect October 1.

Johnson-Smith, a qualified attorney, has worked with LIME since 2001, and has been its company secretary since 2011. She was also appointed to the position of head of corporate affairs and projects - legal, in June 2013. Cameron is a regional LIME executive posted with the Jamaican operation. She is currently a member of senior management and holds the title of head of legal & regulatory - north.

Bertrand exits

Dr Rollin Bertrand resigned as director of Kingston-based Caribbean Cement Company Limited on August 22, days after he was stripped of his responsibilities as CEO of parent company Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL).

Bertrand was suspended from all his executive responsibilities by the new board of TCL. It followed the forced election of the new board in a showdown in Port-of-Spain led by disgruntled shareholders holding more than half of the voting power.

Other Caribbean Cement directors, Chairman Brian Young, Bevon Francis and Dr Judith Robinson, had previously resigned their seats on August 19. Young and Francis were also among the ousted TCL directors.

Goldson retains Access to the chair

Investor and businessman Brian Goldson remains chairman of Access Financial Services, in the wake of his re-election as director on September 10.

Goldson, Christopher Berry and Peter McConnell all beat back challenges for their seats in the high-stakes vote to determine control of the board. A seventh board seat was created but remains open. Goldson has been chairman since May 2007.

In a market notice to the JSE, the new Access board said the directors have "committed to work in the best interest of the organisation and are committed to the tenets of a prayer which closed the AGM and which asked for unity and cooperation as the company moves forward".

The board and CEO Marcus James are at odds and fighting in court over stewardship of the company.

James, his father Neville James and company secretary Gary Peart are the other three directors.