Find out more about the Jamaica branch
Keep up to date with your local branch and receive invitations to future networking and professional development events. Log into your MyCG account and update your communications centre, opting in for ‘Branch events.’
Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019
The Jamaica branch in association with the Jamaica Stock Exchange had an informative workshop as we explored the value of good governance, effective board decision making and giving ear to stakeholders' voice.
The agenda for the day was:
The value of good governance
Effective board decision making
Giving ear to stakeholders' voice
Technological innovation and implication for good governance
Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Justice Ferdinand Smith and Fayola Evans Roberts from the office of the Supervisor of Insolvency were joined by Mr. Cadyion Campbell of PricewaterhouseCoopers to discuss:
This workshop was suitable for insolvency/liquidation practitioners, chartered accountants, chartered secretaries, attorneys, company directors and bankers.
Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017
The Jamaica branch in association with the Jamaica Stock Exchange invited you to join Simon Osborne FCG, CEO of the The Chartered Governance Institute UKRIAT division, for a Corporate Secretary Workshop on critical core competencies to excel as a corporate secretary in step with global trends.
Simon discussed the global trends in corporate governance, Board evaluations, company secretarial practices and more.
Date: Monday 23 October 2017
We were joined by Elizabeth Henry Pottinger, The Institute's Jamaica branch Chairman, and Theresa Minnie, The Institute's Head of Outreach for an update on the forthcoming changes to the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme.
This was followed on a session on exam strategy.
Date: Saturday 21 October 2017
We were joined by Simon Osborne FCG, CEO of The Institute's UKRIAT Division, as our guest speaker for the evening.
Date: Saturday 30 September 2017
There are new plans for the local chapter that we want to encourage you to participate in, among them, a strong involvement with the head office in London.
For a set of the annual accounts and notice of the Annual General Meeting (page 5), follow the link below.
Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016
Venue: The Knutsford Court Hotel, 16 Chelsea Avenue, New Kingston, Kingston 5
Introduced by Rema Spence Dunn FCG and Denise Douglas GradCG, this event will provide an opportunity to understand the best practices for the selection, appointment and separation of directors. Developing a sound succession plan for the board, and identifying the characteristics and benefits of a balanced board.
Date: 30 April 2016
Hosted by the Association of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, this morning event looked into the responsibility of personal security.
About the speakers:
Ms. Sandra Shirley, MBA, BSc (Hons.)
Ms Shirley has over 20 years of experience and expertise in the financial sector, within the Caribbean and overseas. She has extensive experience within wealth management, trust banking, strategic planning and implementation.
Special Guest Speaker
Mrs. Mariame McIntosh Robinson, MBA, BS
Mrs McIntosh Robinson is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Global Bank Limited. With a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and M.B.A from Harvard, and an M. Phil in Economics from Oxford University where she attended as the Jamaica 1998 Rhodes Scholar.
In November 2015, the Jamaica Branch held student seminars and meetings with key personnel within the Companies Office of Jamaica, the Jamaica Stock Exchange and the Ministry of Health.
Theresa Minnie, Head of Client Relations and Members, provided law students at the University of the West Indies Law Faculty with information about considering to become a Chartered Secretary upon completion of their courses.
Whilst Elizabeth Henry-Pottinger, Jamaica Branch Chair, and Rema Spence Dunn shared their experience of practicing as a Chartered Secretary. With the event so well received, the Director has asked for this to become an annual event. It was then onto the University of Technology Jamaica, where they delivered a similar message to students.
Simon Osborne, The Institute's Chief Executive, and Frank Curtiss, The Institute's UKRAIT President, then joined Theresa at a branded student forum where they discussed with students the different paths which can be taken to achieve the Chartered Qualification. Both Simon and Frank then continued to provide presentations to all, including the Changing Role of the Chartered Secretary, the Evaluation of the Board of Directors and the Importance of Good Stakeholder Engagement.
London, 19 June 2019 – ICSA: The Governance Institute, the professional body for governance, which has a thriving branch in Jamaica, has awarded Elizabeth Henry-Pottinger, company secretary and senior manager at KPMG in Jamaica, the 2019 President’s Medal for meritorious service.