Noel Whyte: Honoured for selfless service
Noel O. Whyte is a registered professional engineer who has practised engineering in Jamaica and the Caribbean region for more than 40 years. For 34 years, he has been principal/managing director of the consulting engineering firm, N.O. Whyte & Associates Ltd, with offices in Montego Bay and Kingston.
Whyte holds a BSc in Engineering (first class honours) from the University of Portsmouth, UK, and an MSc in construction management from the University of Leeds, UK.
Whyte has directed and managed multidisciplinary professional teams in the design, project management, and contract administration of a wide variety of projects for private and government clients, some funded by international multilateral lending agencies. His portfolio includes major projects in water, sanitation, roads, community infrastructure, and buildings throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Whyte has been active in various professional and civic organisations in Jamaica, the Caribbean, and North America and has served on several institutional boards. His directorships include his alma mater, Cornwall College, Sam Sharpe Teachers' College, National Environment and Planning Agency, Montego Bay Co-op Credit Union, Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust , and chairman of the Professional Engineers Registration Board. He is a member of the Council of the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Whyte has served as president of the Montego Bay JACYEES and the Rotary Club of Montego Bay East, and member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He is a Justice of the Peace for the parish of St James.
Whyte is a fellow of Jamaica Institute of Engineers, member of the American Association of Civil Engineers, and a vice-president of Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association.
On Monday, Whyte will be conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD) for excellence in engineering and volunteerism.