Mark Myers, Chairman

An astute businessman, Mark Myers is the Managing Director of Restaurants of Jamaica Ltd. Mr. Myers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations, Transportation and Distribution management from Syracuse University’s School of Management. A believer in contributing to the development of his country, he has served on several boards to include the Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica Trade and Investment Limited and the Jamaica Observer Limited.

Paul Simpson, Deputy Chairman

Mr. Simpson is the Founder, President and CEO of Cornerstone. He is an Investment Banker with over 13 years experience having worked in the Caribbean, the United States and Europe in various roles. He holds a double major in Computer Science and Geology and an MBA from the University of the West Indies. He has served on various government, private and charity boards including the Youth Arm of UNESCO, YMCA and the Jamaica Tourist Board where he was the Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee.

James Godfrey, Director

Mr. Godfrey is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of S&G Road Surfacing Materials Ltd. With over 30 years entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Godfrey has built the entity into one of Jamaica’s leading asphalt manufacturing and road work solutions companies. Since its inception, S&G Road Surfacing Materials Ltd.’s portfolio of completed projects includes parking lots, driveways, multipurpose courts, roadways, roundabouts and related infrastructure projects in partnership with National Works Agency, Gore Development Limited and China Harbour Engineering Corporation.

Duncan Stewart, Director
Chairman - Investment Committee

Mr. Stewart is the General Manager of Stewart Motors Ltd. and he is also involved in leading related family businesses, Stewart’s Auto Sales Ltd. and its affiliated companies, Stewart’s Auto Paints Ltd., Tropic Island Trading Company Ltd. and Silver Star Motors Ltd. Duncan is also a director of the Automobile Dealers Association and the Richard and Diana Stewart Foundation. Currently, he is a sponsor of the family charity, Kind Hearts, which is run by his children and their cousins.

Phillip Lee, Director

Mr. Phillip Lee is Group Managing Director for the companies owned and operated by the Lee family. These include Labels & Boxes Ltd. and Rotoflex Jamaica Ltd. which are the leading manufacturers of labels and packaging material in Jamaica. Phillip Lee has over 30 years of experience in the industry and his companies supply many of the largest Jamaican manufacturers including GraceKennedy Ltd., Red Stripe and Salada Foods Jamaica Ltd. He has been involved in numerous successful packaging projects for these companies and continues to be consulted by the owners of major brands for his expertise.

Carl Domville, Director
Chairman - Audit Committee

Mr. Domville is the former Chief Operating Officer and Group Treasurer of the Seprod Group of Companies. A Chartered Accountant. he currently serves as a Director of Radio Jamaica Limited (RJR); The Gleaner Company Limited and is also a Trustee of the Seprod et al Superannuation Scheme. He is also a former President of the Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League Limited.

Robert Drummond, Director Group Senior Vice President

Mr. Drummond is a business executive and management consultant with over 30 years of experience leading and advising organizations through major strategic transformations. He has held executive appointments at prominent companies in Jamaica and the US, including First Global Financial Services Limited, NIKE, American Express and ITT Sheraton. As a strategy implementation specialist, he has contributed significantly through his research and publications including “Managing Resistance to Change” and “Organizational Turnarounds”. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jason Chambers, Director Group CIO

Jason has over 18 years of experience, spanning the range of securities trading, investment and treasury management, corporate finance, and corporate banking. Most recently, Jason held the position of Vice President of Investment Management at the GraceKennedy Group. Jason also headed the Corporate Banking Unit within First Global Bank Limited and was also a member of the senior management teams of the securities dealing subsidiaries of Guardian Holdings and GraceKennedy. Jason is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, where he obtained degrees in Economics and Business Administration.

Rita Humphries-Lewin, Director

Mrs. Humphries-Lewin has been at the forefront of Jamaica’s stock broking industry for over 45 years and is the Founder and Former Chairman of Barita Investments. As the first female Chairman of a stock exchange in the Caribbean, she led the JSE in 1984 and again in 1995-2000. During her tenure, she spearheaded the establishment of the JCSD in 1998 and the development of electronic trading on the JSE in 2000. Her sterling contribution to the development of the island’s Financial Industry led to her being conferred with The Order of Distinction Commander by the Government of Jamaica in the year 2000. She was honoured with a Doctor of Education in Leadership by Mico University, for her contribution to early childhood development. Mrs. Humphries-Lewin is the Business Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for the Gleaner Honour Awards 2016.

Matthew A. Hogarth (LL.B. Hons.), Director

Mr. Matthew Hogarth has been appointed to the Board of Barita effective January 2, 2020. Mr. Hogarth brings significant expertise in corporate governance given his current roles as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committees of both the Jamaica Stock Exchange Limited and Carreras Limited. Mr. Hogarth is also a Partner at MH&CO, specializing in the areas of banking, finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and governance, taxation, trusts, real estate and business advisory. Mr. Hogarth is called to the Bar in New York, Jamaica, the BVI, Barbados, and Saint Lucia.

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