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Maureen Hayden-Cater re-elected JBA president

Published:Friday | July 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Maureen Hayden-Cater, president of First Global Bank and president of the Jamaica Bankers Association. - File

President of First Global Bank, Maureen Hayden-Cater, has started her first full term as president of the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA). She was first elected mid-term on September 20, 2013 following the resignation of former president Bruce Bowen, who had been recalled to Scotiabank headquarters in Canada.

She was elected to the post last week at the association's annual general meeting.

Also re-elected were Nigel Holness, managing director of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Jamaica, as vice-president and Pamela Smith, general manager of MF&G Trust and Finance Limited, as secretary.

Jacqueline Sharp, president of the Bank of Nova Scotia, was elected treasurer.

A release quoted Hayden-Cater as saying she will continue to ensure that the JBA supports the Government, regulators and all Jamaicans by facilitating economic growth while maintaining a stable and sound banking system.

She is the second woman to head the association, following Minna Israel who was the group's chief spokesperson before Bowen when she ran the country operations of RBTT Bank Jamaica, now RBC Royal Bank Jamaica.

Hayden-Cater has been president of First Global Bank Limited since August 1, 2010.

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