- Baker shifts from bauxite to consultancy
Dr Phillip Baker has given up his job as director of economics and projects at the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) to move into his own management consulting firm - Phillip S. Baker Consulting.
The firm is particularly interested in developing start-ups.
Baker worked at the JBI from July 2003 to July 2014. The former Commonwealth scholar holds a doctorate in managerial economics from the Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.
- Powell resigns from KLE
Craig Powell has resigned as a non-executive director of KLE Group Limited, effective August 11, 2014.
Powell was a founding director at KLE.
He worked for more than 24 years in roles including operations management at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, sales and marketing at Amalgamated Distributors Limited, and management at Midel Distributors.
- Russell off to Bermuda
Lieutenant Commander Richard Russell is the new director of marine and ports for Bermuda as of July 28. His role will include responsibility for the pilot service, maritime operations centre and the ferry service.
Russell was previously of the Jamaican Coast Guard, served as Jamaica's representative to the International Maritime Organisation and worked for the Jamaican Maritime Authority. He is a trained maritime security officer and is qualified as a maritime auditor.
- Coporate banker exits NCB
Nadienne Neita demitted office as assistant general manager of the corporate banking division at National Commercial Bank Jamaica, effective August 15. "This decision has been taken in the context of the ongoing review of the organisational structure at all levels," the bank said.
Over in Trinidad, Devika Lennon has demitted office as general manager of AIC Finance Limited, a subsidiary of NCB Capital Markets, as of August 8. Neisha Murrell-Richards will act as general manager until September 1, 2014 when Angus Young will assume duties as chief executive officer.
- New secretary of state for Accompong
David Holmes is now secretary of state for the sovereign state of Accompong, it has been announced by the Maroon community in St Elizabeth.
Holmes is also chief technical officer for Pacific Coast Medicinal Gardens Coop in Vancouver, Canada - a company that specialises in organic medical marijuana. Part of his role at Accompong will include the implementation of new computer systems to aid Accompong in its functional government, including a civil registration and vital statistics system.
Graham sets off on academic pursuits
Neville Graham has left the Ministry of Health where he was director of communication from March 2013. He is now writing a book and lecturing at the University of the West Indies. Graham has had a career primarily in media, but also worked as a public information officer for the Electoral Office of Jamaica from 1997 to 2005 and with the Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League from 2005 to 2010. Graham holds a MBA from the Mona School of Business at UWI.