Mr. Paul A. Desnoes, FCA
A graduate of St. George's College, Paul worked as chief accountant with major private sector companies.
Among them the Gleaner Company and Metal Box Limited, before establishing his own accounting practice which later merged with Coopers and Lybrand an amalgamation which saw him a partner in the concern.
On secondment from Coopers and Lybrand, Paul did analysis work for the Port Authority of Jamaica which culminated with development of a first class wharf operation in accordance with criteria set out by the Government of Jamaica. His work also carried over into wharfage rate hearings that help set the cargo rates for goods passing through the wharves.
Paul has worked with the management of the company that is responsible for providing computer services for government, certain ministries and the Inland Revenue Department and served on the task force that oversaw a review of the economic cost of education at the various campuses of UWI and of UTECH.
This exercise resulted in the fixing of a tuition cess. Paul received the Gold Merit Award and Key (1972) from the Administrative Management Society, and en route to becoming president of the ICAJ, served as co-chair (1983 - with special responsibility for developing a link with the Accountancy Training Consortium).
He then became chairman (1984), of the Student Affairs Committee, second vice- president (1990-1), vice-president (1991-3). After his term as president (1993-5) he became co-chairman of the Building Project Committee (1995-7).
In addition to all the above Paul still found time to be Treasurer General of the Jamaica Red Cross and Treasurer of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.