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Movements - Doran confirmed as H&L boss

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Aram Zerunian
Donna Doran

Seven months after she was tapped as interim head, Donna Duran has landed the job of chief executive officer of Hardware & Lumber Limited.

She has been in charge of H&L since April 1, but was confirmed in the role officially on November 1.

Doran was tapped to replace then H&L CEO Andrea Coy, who was promoted within the GraceKennedy group. Coy had run H&L since 2012 and Doran was her chief financial officer.

H&L is GraceKennedy's primary retail subsidiary and operator of the Rapid True Value chain of hardware stores.

Prior to joining the team at H&L in May 2012, Doran worked in finance at Red Stripe Jamaica for 12 years.

She also worked at the state-run Urban Development Corporation as deputy general manager in charge of finance, treasury and investments for approximately 18 months.

'Generous' Zerunian leaving Half Moon

Rock Resorts, the international management group to which the management of Half Moon hotel was outsourced in 2011, is on the hunt for a new general manager for the luxury property.

The new GM will replace Aram Zerunian, a hotelier with a 25-year track record in the industry, who is said to be leaving for another job on the Jamaican north coast.

Zerunian was first appointed at Half Moon in 2007. He previously worked at Trident Hotel and Villas in Port Antonio, Plantation Inn and Sandals Ocho Rios.

Rock Resorts is seeking applicants with a college degree or hotel school certification, a minimum 10 years of experience in hotel/resorts sector, preferably in the Caribbean.

Half Moon is a 400-acre property, with 197 rooms, suites and cottages, as well as 33 villas, ranging from four to seven bedrooms.

Zerunian, who this year won Elegant Golf Resorts' Best Director Award for the second time, was describes as the "most generous and hands-on hotel director".

Mair lands senior VP banking job

Craig Mair has replaced Norm Stevenson as senior vice-president for corporate and commercial banking at Scotiabank Jamaica effective November 1.

Mair has worked with Scotiabank since 2006, starting out as senior relationship officer. He previously worked with Citibank Jamaica.

His new promotion at Scotiabank follows a six-month rotation at the parent company in Toronto, Canada where he worked in global risk management and international corporate and commercial banking. Craig He is graduate of University of Miami where he where he studied management, and has an MBA from the Florida International University.