GraceKennedy Group - In Your Community - GK Foundation - History
 
     
Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie  
Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie was appointed a Director of the GraceKennedy Foundation in 1999. She was appointed Chair of the Foundation in 2008. A distinguished Jamaican scholar and educator, Prof. Elsa Leo-Rhynie is a former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona Campus. She was named Professor Emerita by the UWI following her retirement in 2007. Her career in education has included stints as High School Teacher, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the UWI School of Education as well as Professor of Gender and Development Studies, UWI. She also served as Executive Director of the prestigious Institute of Management & Production (IMP) which is now part of the University College of the Caribbean.
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Noel Greenland  
Noel Greenland is the Vice President of Marketing at GraceKennedy Remittance Services Limited (GKRS). His 23 years of combined experience in Marketing, Public Relations, Media and Sales, is the platform on which he undertakes his existing role of leading the strategic marketing charge of GKRS. In his role, he is responsible for planning and implementing the strategic marketing position of the Western Union, FX Trader and Bill Express brands in Jamaica and seven other Caribbean markets including Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. His extensive knowledge and experience of the remittance industry has also given him specific insight into the diasporas of Jamaicans and other Caribbean persons in the markets of North American and the United Kingdom.
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Cathrine Kennedy  
Cathrine joined GraceKennedy Limited in 1999. Prior to leaving the group to do her MBA in 2004, she worked as a Management Cadet in the Financial Services Division and FX Trader/Treasury Officer in GraceKennedy's Group Treasury Department. Since returning to GraceKennedy in 2006, Cathrine has held the positions of Insurance Cadet at GK General Insurance Company (formally JIIC), Business Operations Manager and Strategy and Governance Manager at Allied Insurance Brokers, and is now Group Chief Risk Officer of the GraceKennedy Limited. Her areas of expertise include Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Strategy and Business Development, Project Management, Treasury Management, and Securities and Foreign Exchange Trading.
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Elizabeth Thomas-Hope  
Elizabeth Thomas-Hope, M.A. (Aberdeen), M.Sc. (Pennsylvania State University), D.Phil. (Oxford), was the first appointee to the James Seivright Moss-Solomon (Snr.) Chair of Environmental Management at The University of the West Indies and Director of the Environmental Management Unit. She was elected Christensen Fellow at St Catherine's College, Oxford University, Michaelmas 2011.
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Fay McIntosh  
Fay McIntosh became a director of GraceKennedy Foundation in 2002. She joined the GraceKennedy Group in 1978 as Staff Accountant. Over the years she has held many accounting positions. She was appointed Finance & Administration Manager in March 1996. She held the position of Deputy Chief Financial Officer from October 1998 until December 1, 2006, when she was appointed Chief Financial Officer of GraceKennedy Ltd.
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James Moss-Solomon CD, JP  
James Moss-Solomon attended the Priory School, Jamaica College, and McMaster University, and was elected by his peers to lead them as Head Boy of Jamaica College in 1969.
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Radley D. Reid, OD  
Radley Reid is an educator, who has been involved in education for over 40 years. He taught at Clarendon College, Liguanea Preparatory School and Campion College, where he spent 33 years and retired as Headmaster in 2005.
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Hilary Wehby  
Hilary Wehby's career has been spent in contributing to the continued growth and development of GraceKennedy Limited, particularly in the areas or marketing and new product development.
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Dr. Fred Kennedy  
Dr. Fred Kennedy was appointed as Director of the GraceKennedy Foundation in 2013. A graduate of St. George’s College (1966), Fred Kennedy later attended the University of the West Indies to complete his BA and Graduate Diploma in Education.
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Philip Alexander  
Philip Alexander’s training in mechanical engineering provided structure and focus to an already keen and incisive mind. These qualities were bolstered by his deep interest in reading and research, driven by an insatiable desire to keep abreast of new trends in technology and business.
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Caroline Mahfood  
After being selected Programme Coordinator of the GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme in 2005, Caroline Mahfood went on to be appointed Executive Director/Secretary of the GraceKennedy Foundation in May 2008.
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