Suzanne Stanley New Deputy CEO - Jamaica Environment Trust
Suzanne Stanley is the new deputy chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Stanley has been programme director at JET since 2010, with overall responsibility for JET's education projects. She has worked extensively on JET's Schools' Environment Programme, International Coastal Clean-up Day and, most recently, the Clean Coasts Project.
Stanley earned her bachelor's degree in geography from the University of the West Indies in 2006, achieving first-class honours. She was awarded the Coca-Cola Water Sustainability Scholarship for postgraduate study at Linacre College and the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University in the UK and completed her master's degree with distinction in environmental change and management in 2008.
Stanley began her association with JET as a volunteer when she returned to Jamaica after her stint at Oxford. She has excellent project management skills and has been responsible for the expansion and improvement of JET's public education programmes.
"JET has always provided such meaningful and diverse professional experiences," Stanley said. "The environmental education, advocacy and conservation work we do is invaluable to Jamaica's very survival ... . I am proud to continue being a part of the JET team, and excited to be assuming this leadership role," she said.
"The board of directors is delighted to welcome Ms Stanley to the senior management of JET," said JET Chairman Douglas Stiebel. "She has proven her commitment to Jamaica's environment during her time with us and her wide range of skills has been of great benefit to the organisation. She is part of the new generation of young environmental leaders, and we are sure she will go from strength to strength," Stiebel said.