Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Richard O. Byles is currently the Chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited following 13 successful years at the helm of Sagicor Group Jamaica as President and CEO.

He has served the private and public sector in several senior management positions spanning three decades. Prior to his tenure at Sagicor, Mr. Byles served as President and CEO at PanJam Investment Limited for 13 years.  In the public sector, he served as the Co-Chairman of Jamaica’s Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC).

Mr. Byles is also the Chairman of the Board for Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited, and Desnoes and Geddes Limited (Red Stripe Jamaica). He is a member of the Council of the University of the West Indies, as well as a Director of PanJam Investment Limited.

Mr. Byles holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of the West Indies, Mona, and a M.Sc. in National Development from the University of Bradford, England.  In August 2017, he was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters from Northern Caribbean University, and in June 2016 the University College of the Caribbean awarded him the Doctor of Business.


Deputy Chairman

Ivan is the Executive Vice president, Finance and Group CFO for Sagicor Group Jamaica. He is responsible to the President and the Boards of Directors for directing the Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Taxation and Regulatory Reporting functions of the Group in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), local laws and regulations and Sagicor Group Policies; Strategic Financial Management of the organization; leadership of the Group’s General Insurance and Captive Management interests.

He sits on the Board of Directors of a number of Sagicor Group Jamaica member companies.


Non Executive Director

Jone lee is the chairman of shareholder K limited. John has over the past 11 years presided over 6 residential developments including phase 1, 2 and 3 of the UWI Mona Project.
As a former Lead Partner of the Advisory Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica John has led or been associated with a number of major financial transactions undertaken in the region in the recent past. These include the structuring of the first 30 year inflation-indexed bond used to finance Highway 2000 and lead negotiator in the acquisition of Harmony Cove in  Western Jamaica. John has also been the lead advisor and negotiator in the major GOJ divestment initiatives including but not limited to those relating to the sugar, coffee and hospitality industries. John is a graduate of the Scottish Business School, University of Stratheclyde


Non Executive Director

mleeMarrynette A Lee, a Director of K Limited, has over the last eight years presided over the design and construction of all of the 5 projects undertaken by K Limited. As part of the company’s strategy, Marrynette has undertaken the property management of a number of these complexes, circa 100 units, in an effort to ensure that they are maintained to a high standard.

Marrynette is a qualified general insurance professional who previously worked in the industry at the senior management level, thus having a vast amount of experience in risk mitigation.

Marrynette holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona and an MBA from Manchester Business School (England).


Non Executive Director

Brenda-Lee Martin joined the Sagicor Group Jamaica in December 1992 where she has served in numerous capacities.

Brenda-Lee has a wealth of experience in the Investments Management, and was appointed Vice President – Asset Management in 2015. She has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sagicor Real Estate X Fund.

Under her leadership she has bolstered the growth and development of Sagicor’s Pension Portfolio with combined totals of JMD$180Bn. In addition to the pension portfolio she also has oversight of Property  Services Business of the company. Sagicor Property Services (SPS) is the largest manager of private real estate on behalf of Sagicor and third party property owners; SPS currently manages approx. 2.8m sq. feet of real estate.

Brenda-Lee holds a  Bachelor of Science Degree from the  University of the West Indies, Mona  in Economics & Management as well as Masters’ of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Wales’ Manchester Business School. She also holds a FLMI LOMA designation.


Non Executive Director

sharonSharon Donaldson is the Managing Director of General Accident Insurance Company. She has grown with the Company for 20 years and is primarily responsible for driving its recent growth in underwriting and profits and its traditional strong relationships with local industry and international reinsurers. Sharon is also a Director of Musson (Jamaica) Limited, the parent company to General Accident, Eppley Limited, and Paramount Trading Jamaica Limited, all of which are listed on the JSE’s Junior Market.




Non Executive Director

peter-pearsonPeter Pearson a Chartered Accountant is a retired Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica having served the organization for 39 years with 26 of those as a partner. As an assurance partner his portfolio of clients included companies in hospitality, banking, real estate, government and others. He is presently a director and member of the audit committee of a number of other companies. Peter has been a Justice of Peace since 1988.

Peter is a graduate of Cornwall College and the University of the West Indies from which he holds a BSc. (Management Studies). Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

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