Board of Directors

Ian S. Parsard, MBA (Hons.), ACCA

Non-Executive Chairman

Ian Parsard joined the Jamaica Broilers Group in 1989 as a Senior Systems Analyst and was promoted to Project Leader in 1993. He progressed through a number of Senior Management positions including being appointed Vice President, where he has held responsibility for Accounting, Finance, Energy, Operations and Corporate Planning at varying intervals over his near 30 years with the company.

In 2012, he was appointed as the Group’s Senior Vice President and currently has responsibility for the Group’s financial portfolio.

Though committed to the growth and development of the Group, he also serves as a Director of the Mustard Seed Agricultural Programme, PanJam Investments Limited; Immediate Past President of the Jamaica Broilers Group Cooperative Credit Union; and is the current Chairman of 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited. He also rears livestock providing jobs for several persons within the parish of St. Catherine.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of the West Indies, a Masters in Business Administration with First Class Honours, from the Wharton’s School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated as the Palmer Scholar. He is also a Certified Chartered Accountant.

Ivan Carter

Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Ivan Carter is Group C.E.O. of Delta Capital Partners, a Private Equity Group in Jamaica. He provides strategic management to the Delta Group, overseas all verticals of the Group, and directs corporate services. He also leads areas such as funding of the development of Private Equity deals and shepherds them to consummation.

He has an expansive career as an executive leader who has conceived and played leading roles in volumes of strategic initiatives over the years. Up to April 2020, he served as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), at Sagicor Group Jamaica, where he spent more than 17 years, and for more than 10 of those years, carried the twinned responsibility of Group Chief Information Officer, (CIO).


He is a member of the Board of Directors of Delta Capital Partners, its subsidiary companies and a number of its affiliate companies. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of iCreate Limited and Visual Vibes Limited.


Ivan’s academics includes a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), MSc Degree in Management Information Systems, Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), various Accounting programmes, including CGA and CPA and certificates and diplomas in several subject areas.

John Lee

John Lee

Non-Executive Director

John Lee is the Chairman of K Limited. He has over the past 15 years, presided over a number of developments, including Phases 1, 2, and 3 of the Company’s UWI Mona Project.

As a former Lead Partner of the Advisory Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica, John has led or has 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 in the acquisition of Harmony Cove in Western Jamaica. He has also been the lead advisor and negotiator in the major GoJ divestment initiatives including, but limited to those relating to the sugar, coffee and hospitality industries. He is a graduate of the Scottish Business School at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Marrynette Lee

Non-Executive Director

Marrynette A. Lee, a Director of K Limited has over the years, presided over the design and construction of all projects undertaken by K Limited including the implementation of the 138 Student Living timetable. As part of K Limited’s strategy, she has undertaken the property management of a number of its complexes, circa 100 units in an effort to ensure that they are maintained to a high standard.

Apart from the above, she specializes in risk mitigation for companies and industries, gained from working as an Insurance Underwriter in the general insurance industry at the senior management level.

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

Peter Pearson – Non-Executive Director

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

He is a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jamaica in charge of the firm’s Montego Bay office. He has had significant experience in public accounting in tourism and hospitality, banking, government, among other industries. 

He is a Director and Audit Committee member of a number of companies, most of which are listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. 

He has been a Justice of the Peace since 1988.

Sharon Donaldson

Non-Executive Director

Sharon Donaldson-Levine hails from Lucea in the parish of Hanover where she successfully completed her studies at the Rusea’s High School and matriculated to pursue tertiary education at the College of Arts, Science and Technology, now the University of Technology Jamaica.

That desire for academic excellence drove her to complete several professional courses leading to leading to her being qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant, (ACCA). She holds a LLB Law Degree from the University of London and an MBA from the University of Bangor, Wales.

She is an Attorney-at-Law and a Chartered Accountant.


She served as the Financial Controller, Company Secretary and General Manager, for General Accident Insurance between 1989 to 2007. She was promoted to the position of Managing Director of the Company in 2008, a position she holds to date.

She is a Course Director at the Norman Manley Law School and Lecturer at Richmond Academy where she prepares students for ACCA Certification.

Mrs. Donaldson-Levine serves on several Boards as member and Chair.

Brenda-Lee Martin

Non-Executive Director

Brenda-Lee Martin joined Sagicor Group in Jamaica in 1992, where she served in numerous capacities until September 30, 2022. She is currently the CEO of the Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited.

She has a wealth of experience in Investments Management and was appointed Vice President – Asset Management in 2015. She was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sagicor Real Estate X Fund on June 1, 2018.

Under her leadership, she bolstered the growth and development of Sagicor’s Investment Portfolio, with current combined totals in excess of JMD$200Bn as at September 30, 2022. In addition to the pension portfolio, she also had oversight of real estate and the property services business of the company. Sagicor Property Services, (SPS) Limited remains the largest manager of private real estate on behalf of Sagicor and third-property owners. SPS currently manages approximately 2.5m sq. feet of real estate.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of the West Indies, Mona in Economics and Management as well as a Master’s of Business Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Wales, Manchester Business School.

She holds a FLMI LOMA designation.


Peter Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Peter 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.

Mark Chisholm

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Mark Chisholm started working at Life of Jamaica in January 1989 as a ‘C’ Clerk in the “Cancelled Cheque” Unit. He has had the opportunity of working in the Customer Service, New Business & Change and Premium Accounts Departments.

He holds a Degree in Marketing from the University of West Indies, a Diploma in Marketing from the University of New Orleans (UNO) and has completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction.

Mr. Chisholm previously had direct responsibility for spearheading the Sagicor Jamaica’s Client Experience efforts as well as that of Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands and was promoted in September of 2005 to Assistant Vice President in the Sales & Marketing Department, and Head of the Individual Life Division in 2009. His appointment as an Executive Vice President became effective January 1, 2012. In 2014 his role was further expanded to include direct responsibility for Business Intelligence, Customer Experience and the Customer Contact Centre for the Sagicor Group. He also serves in the capacity of President & CEO of Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands Limited effective July 30, 2016.

 In his current Role as Chief Revenue Officer, Insurance, he has leadership for:

  • Individual Life – Sales & Distribution
  • Employee Benefits Division (EBD) – Sales & Distribution
  • Pension Sales
  • Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands

and provides executive oversight at the Group Level for our Insurance   Brokerage and General Insurance entities, SIB & AGIC respectively.

Mr. Chisholm holds the office of a Justice of the Peace; an appointment which took effect in 2010.

He is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the Mona School of Business, lecturing in the EMBA as well as the Entrepreneurial program.

 Listed among his passions are, ensuring that his children reach their full potential and helping people in the development and achievement of their career goals.

Donnette Scarlett

Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Donnette Scarlett is the Senior Vice President, Group Treasury and Asset Management at Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited.

In this role, she manages key risks for Sagicor Group’s Treasury and Asset Management departments including risks relating to liquidity, concentration and financial risks. She also manages the Group’s policy and regulatory responsibilities related to the investment portfolios across business lines.

Donnette has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She started her journey with Sagicor through Manufacturers Sigma Merchant Bank which after several mergers became Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited.

Donnette holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons.) in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies, (Mona) and is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Jamaica.

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