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Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 10:46 AM
Mark Kerr-Jarrett

Kerr-Jarrett named interim chairman of FLOW Jamaica

Land developer Mark Kerr-Jarrett will be appointed as the next chairman of Cable & Wireless Jamaica/FLOW Jamaica, according to a notice posted on the stock exchange.

Kerr-Jarrett, whose family controls large swathes of land in Montego Bay, is already a member of the telecommunications company's board.

The developer and businessman is a mechanical engineer, having studied at Cheltenham College, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Virginia Institute of Technology. He has been managing director of the Barnett Group of Companies since 1989, with interests that also span tourism and agriculture.

His most recent project is the Barnett Tech Park, which involves the development of factory/operating space for the business processing sector.

Kerr Jarrett replaces Christopher Dehring as chairman of FLOW Jamaica. Dehring has also left his job as senior executive of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc, the parent company for FLOW Jamaica.

Dehring is said to be returning to his own business pursuits after six years with the CWC group.

UPDATE: Mark Kerr-Jarrett has clarified that he is interim chairman until a replacement is found. The headline has been changed to reflect this.


Senior appointment at KPMG Jamaica

Nadine Williams, a 20-year veteran of the accounting profession, has been tapped by the partners of KPMG Jamaica as the firm's new director of auditing services.

Williams' expertise, garnered over the two decades, spans the financial services, gaming, public sector, manufacturing, and distribution sectors.

She serves on KPMG Jamaica's technical committee and is being touted by the accountancy firm as "an authoritative member" of its International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS resource team.

Williams' new appointment took effect October 1.