David Lowe named CPJ CEO
Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) has named prominent finance professional Dr David Lowe, its chief executive officer (CEO).
Lowe replaces CPJ co-founder Tom Tyler, who has been named co-chairman with Montego Bay businessman Mark Hart.
Lowe, who has a PhD in Finance from the Business School at the University of Manchester, England, told The Gleaner last night that CPJ has gone through rapid growth and is going to place some emphasis on the upcoming fiscal year.
"Leveraging our core capabilities and strengths and servicing the hospitality industry, while incorporating systems and efficiency, will be the focus of the new fiscal year, which begins in July," Lowe told The Gleaner.
The company, which remains the largest purveyor to hotels on the island, has expanded to St Lucia and plans to make inroads into the rest of the region.
Commenting on the appointment, Hart said the promotion formed part of the succession plan, given the growth of the company.
"David is a strategic thinker who is very effective and supports building talents within the company. He has brought strong management to CPJ's expansion of its food service business."
Lowe joined CPJ in 2012 as vice-president for business development.