GraceKennedy Group - Who We Are - Team First - GK Team
 
 
   
Professor the Hon. Gordon Valentine Shirley, O.J., Chairman.

Professor Gordon Shirley is the Chairman of GraceKennedy Limited. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1996 and previously served as Chair of the Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee.

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Don Wehby, Group Chief Executive Officer .

On July 1, 2011, Mr. Don Wehby was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Limited. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wehby held the position of Group Chief Operating Officer from October 5, 2009.

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Douglas Orane, CD, JP, Director.

The Hon. Douglas Orane joined the Company in 1981, as Corporate Planner and held several senior leadership positions throughout the Group culminating in his appointment as CEO of GraceKennedy Limited from 1995. In 1998 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and held the position of Chairman & CEO of the Company until his retirement as CEO in 2011 when he assumed the transitional position of Executive Chairman until June 30, 2012. He served as non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Company from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013 when he stepped down from that position. Mr. Orane remains a member of the Board of the Company and a member of the Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee and Audit Committee.

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Mary Anne Chambers, Director.

Mary Anne Chambers has held several senior positions in Systems Development, Project Management and Electronic Banking at Scotiabank in Toronto, retiring from the Bank as a Senior Vice-President in 2002

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Joseph Esau, Director.

Joseph Esau was appointed a director of GraceKennedy Ltd. on November 30, 2006.

A former Group CEO of McEarney Alstons Ltd. (now ANSA McAL Group), Mr Esau has also held senior positions in several international and regional companies.

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Frank James,Group Chief Financial Officer.

Frank James joined GraceKennedy in August 2005 as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for the then Information Services Division. In December 2006 he assumed the role of Principal, GK Investments, since renamed GraceKennedy Financial Group. He was seconded to GK General Insurance Company (formally JIIC), as a member of the Management Team in April 2010, and joined the Corporate Finance and Accounting Department of GraceKennedy as Principal in November 2010. He was appointed Deputy CFO in July 2011 and Group CFO in January 2012.

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Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr,Director.

Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr. was appointed to the Board on March 6, 2013. He is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica, as well the Head of the University's Department of Geography and Geology.

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Everton Lloyd McDonald, Director.

Everton McDonald is presently a business and financial consultant. He is a former Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Caribbean and Territory Senior Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jamaica, where he had a distinguished career spanning close to 40 years, retiring in 2009. His areas of specialisation were Assurance and Business Advisory Services.

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Gina Phillipps Black, Director.

Mrs Gina Phillipps Black was appointed to the Board of Directors of GraceKennedy Limited on February 8, 2012 and as Chair of the Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee in 2014. Mrs Phillipps Black is an Attorney-at-Law and Partner of Myers Fletcher & Gordon, where she is Head of that firm's Commercial Department. She has experience in a wide range of commercial matters including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, banking and securities law and regulation, security and loan documentation, company law and taxation.

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