Earl Jarrett Is 2016 ICAJ Distinguished Member

Mr Earl Jarrett2The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) is pleased to advise that Mr Earl Jarrett, CD, Hon LLD, JP, FCA, MSc (Accounting), has been selected as the 2016 ICAJ Distinguished Member Awardee. The Award seeks to recognise a member who has contributed, through his/her achievements, to the prestige and status of the Institute and has made significant contributions to the development of the Accountancy profession. The Award will be presented at the ICAJ’s Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

“We are extremely proud to recognise Earl Jarrett for enhancing the prestige and status of the Accountancy profession and the ICAJ, through his outstanding corporate achievements and his selfless social contributions, said Bruce Scott, President, ICAJ.

Mr Jarrett is the General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), a member of the Society’s Board of Directors, and a Director of all its local and overseas subsidiaries, as well as the JNBS Foundation.

He is a Fellow and a former Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. He has also served as a member of the ICAJ’s Current Affairs Committee.

Mr Jarrett serves as an Executive on the boards of several international, regional and local organisations. He serves as Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI); Jamaica Cancer Society; Jamaican Diaspora Foundation and Mona Geo-Informatics Institute; a Director at The Gleaner Company’s UK and North American Boards and Edna Manley College Arts Foundation; a Trustee at the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust and the YWCA Trust; Trustee Member, FIA Foundation Region 2; and a Member of the National Council of Jamaica, Order of St John and The University of the West Indies Mona Campus Council.

He has received numerous accolades, locally and from organizations overseas for his sterling contributions to the community, the nation and the Jamaican Disapora.

In 2008, Mr Jarrett received the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Commander (CD), from the Government of Jamaica, for service to the financial sector.

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