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New Office of Utilities Regulation director general appointed

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2013 | 2:07 PM

President of the National Water Commission (NWC), Albert C. Gordon, has been appointed the director general of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and is to take up office on Friday.

Gordon will succeed Ahmad Zia Mian, who served as Director General of the OUR from 2009 to 2013, and Maurice Charvis, deputy director general, who has been serving as director general in the interim.

A release from the Prime Minister's Office today said Gordon's appointment follows an extensive search conducted over several months, with the post being advertised both locally and internationally.

Gordon was chosen by a five-member selection panel, established by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, and chaired by Dr Carlton Davis.

Gordon, who has been serving as President of the NWC since 2011, holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from the University of the West Indies.

He has also undergone specialised training in areas of energy planning and policy, photovoltaics, power generation systems, development planning and Water utility tariff setting, among others, at a number of institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University in the United States of


Gordon previously served as vice-president for Project Administration (2009-2010) and for Corporate and Strategic Planning (1998-2004) at the NWC, and has undertaken a number of private consultancies in the electricity and water sectors, including for the OUR, over the period 2004-2008.

He has also worked in various capacities at the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) from 1987 to 1998.


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