Diana McCaulay to retire from JET after 27 years
Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Founder and Chief Executive of the Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET), Diana McCaulay, is to retire after 27 years at the helm of the organisation.
One of her deputies, Suzanne Stanley, is to succeed her.
Stanley joined JET as programmes manager in 2010.
“I am proud of JET, the institution and very proud of the young people who represent JET and I am very confident they will take the organisation into a new direction,” McCaulay said.
She said that it has been an arduous journey getting JET off the ground even though she knew it was always for the valuable ideal.
“It was always going to be a difficult journey but I’ve always been sure it was important and that we were right about it. I have a very strong connection to Jamaica and not just being born here, but also a connection to the land and trees and all things environment,” McCaulay said.
“It’s a bitter-sweet moment for the organisation with my retirement but we are on the path to charting a new approach under a new, fresh and dynamic leadership,” McCaulay said.
In the meantime, incoming CEO Stanley has praised the work of her predecessor over the years.
She said under McCaulay JET has become a leader on environmental matters for the last 20 odd years and it will be difficult to emulate the outgoing boss.