Find out more about the Jamaica branch

About us

Meet the team

  • Elizabeth Henry Pottinger – Branch Chair
  • Stephanie Neita – Vice Chair
  • Marvia Williams – Honorary Secretary
  • Gene M. Douglas – Treasurer
  • Denise Douglas – Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
  • Sharon Prendergast – Public Relations Officer
  • Rema Spence Dunn – Student Liaison
  • Rhonda Goodison – Committee member
  • Anna Young – Committee member
  • Annmarie Whyte – Committee member

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Contact Jamaica

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

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Upcoming events

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Contact Jamaica

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Previous events

Corporate Secretary's Workshop - Good Governance: Opportunities & threats in a digital age

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

  • Governance and Non-Executive Directors’ roles
  • Governance Hot Topics
  • Guidance on Board Effectiveness 

Effective board decision making

  • Go beyond getting the right people around the table
  • Outcomes of The Institute's recent research
  • Guidance notes on managing effective board reporting 

Giving ear to stakeholders' voice

  • Engaging the stakeholders
  • What stakeholders desire from the companies they invest in
  • How stakeholders’ interests can dovetail into the Company’s goals 

Panel Discussion

  • Next Generation Governance and the advance of Artificial Intelligence

Technological innovation and implication for good governance


Overview of New Insolvency Regime Workshop

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:

  • receivership and assignment mechanisms;
  • different players in the insolvency regime (supervisors, trustees, receivers and inspectors); and
  • the Insolvency Act/Regulations 2015 and its impact on the winding up of companies.

This workshop was suitable for insolvency/liquidation practitioners, chartered accountants, chartered secretaries, attorneys, company directors and bankers.



Jamaica Corporate Secretary Workshop

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. 



Jamaica Student Evening 

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.



Jamaica Annual Dinner

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.



Annual General Meeting

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.

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Board Composition & Succession Planning

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.


Personal Financial Planning and Wealth Management

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.


Caribbean November 2015 Tour

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.

Contact Jamaica


For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:


For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team


KPMG company secretary honoured for commitment to good governance

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.

Read the full press release here >

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