Administrative Structure

The administrative team is led by

Mr. Ian Jackson, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Jackson has enjoyed a sterling career in both the public and the private sectors since graduating from the University of the West Indies with a BSc. degree in Economics.

After fourteen years as a manager with the Jamaica Commodity Trading Company Limited, he was deployed in the GraceKennedy group of companies in various senior managerial capacities for over fifteen years. Mr Jackson was most recently the Regional Distribution Manager of the Global Directories group of companies.

He is currently completing an MSc. Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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Miss Althea Richards, Secretary of the General Legal Council, Manager, Finance and Administration

Following ten years in the banking sector with Intercontinental Merchant Bank & Eagle Merchant Bank, Ms. Richards was appointed Secretary of the Council in 1998 and in June 2013, Manager for Finance and Administration.

A graduate of Northern Caribbean University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she is principally responsible for the management of the office and the human resource & fiduciary responsibilities of the Council.

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Ms Venessa McLean, Director of Continuing Legal Professional Development

Ms. McLean holds an LLM in Advanced Legislative Studies from the University of London. Prior to joining the Council, she worked as a Legislative Officer at the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.

Ms. McLean also lectures part time with the University of London External Programme.

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Miss Dahlia Davis, Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee