Dorothy Pine-McLarty appointed new Electoral Commission of Jamaica head
Dorothy Pine-McLarty has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ).
She replaces Dr Herbert Thompson who resigned last month after the Opposition protested his decision to accept on behalf of the ECJ, an award for nation building from the People's National Party.
In a release the ECJ said selected commissioners met on October 4, with Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, to formally brief him on the October 2 selection of Pine-McLarty as the new Chairman of the Commission.
Pine-McLarty is an Attorney-at-Law, practising for forty-five years, and has served on the ECJ as an Independent Commissioner, since its inception in 2006.
She was appointed a member of the Order of Jamaica in October 2007 for outstanding public service.
Pine-McLarty is Chairperson of the Access to Information Appeals Tribunal and is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Fern Court High School and St Andrew High School for Girls (her alma mater), the Finance Committee of the University of Technology Jamaica, being the Chancellor's nominee to the UTech Council for ten years.
She was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in 1995 and while there she served on the Boards of several organisations including Charities Evaluation Services Board of England and Wales, and The Jamaica Basic Schools' Foundation (United Kingdom) Limited.
She is currently a member of the Board of Jamaica National Building Society and several of its subsidiaries.
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