Board of Directors
Dr. Lawrence NicholsonBoard Member
Dr Lawrence Nicholson is a senior lecturer and head of the Decision Science and Information Systems Unit, at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), UWI. He has conducted research on family-owned and women-owned businesses in the Caribbean, and co-authored the book: “Understanding the Caribbean Enterprise: Insights from MSMEs and Family Owned Businesses”. Dr. Nicholson is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), the Chairman of Television Jamaica (TVJ) and Deputy Chairman of the RJR Gleaner Communications Group. He is a committed Christian and elder at Bethany Fellowship.
Mr. HHoward JamesBoard Member
Howard James is a director of the business consultancy firm, Capacity Concepts Limited. A trained Chartered Accountant, he has spent over 25 years in strategic business management, and has built a solid reputation for assisting organisations implement holistic solutions for complex business challenges. Howard’s passion for business development, mentorship and nation building are critical elements of his life’s mission.
Robert Scott, CITP, JPBoard Member
Robert Scott is an International Business Development specialist and a Certified International Trade Professional. The Managing Director of Hilda Transportation, a member of the ARC group of companies and is the former Vice President of Export and Market Development at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). He serves also as the Dean of the Consular Corps of Jamaica, the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Latvia in Jamaica and is a director of the Jamaica Olympic Association.
Ian ‘Ity’ EllisBoard Member
Born and raised in Trench Town, Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis is an actor, comedian and successful businessman.
A trained accountant and savvy businessman, he holds an MBA degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. He is one part of the popular Jamaican comedy duo ‘Ity and Fancy Cat’. he has established an enviable reputation, as an endearing and enduring entertainment professional, leaving a trail of laughter in performances at major venues all over Jamaica, the Caribbean, North America and UK.
Having conquered the live stage locally and globally and having stamped his mark on television as performer and executive producer in the Jamaica’s longest running sketch comedy ‘The Ity and Fancy Cat Show’, and memorable on-screen appearances as an actor in two Jamaican feature films “Destiny’ and ‘It’s a Family Affair’ as well as recent Jamaican sitcom ‘Bigger Boss?’.
Ellis, manages a very hectic schedule, capably juggling the demands of his frenetic and high visibility work in entertainment – as administrator, producer and performer, with his serious commitment to church and family.