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Jennifer McDonald is new PSOJ CEO

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:58 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has announced the appointment of Jennifer McDonald as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective February 5.

“I am honoured to have been selected as the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s next CEO," said in a release yesterday.

"I look forward to working with Mr Howard Mitchell (PSOJ president) and the whole team to continue the great work on the strong foundation laid by successive CEOs. It is a privilege to be a part of an organisation that consistently delivers high quality solutions and does its part to improve the society in which we work and live.The opportunity that lies ahead for the PSOJ is enormous, and the ability to lead this next chapter is deeply humbling.”

McDonald succeeds Dennis Chung, who will step down on January 31to take up another position in the private sector.

Chung has been in the position since May 2013, and would have served just three months shy of five years.

“I am satisfied that someone with the demonstrated track record that Jennifer has will be assuming the role of CEO at the PSOJ. The combination of Jennifer and our president will no doubt add even greater value and make the PSOJ a stronger organisation;” said Chung.

Said Mitchell: “It is our hope and belief that Ms McDonald will add a dimension of experience from the public sector that will assist us in our role as representatives of the private sector and civil society. We are confident in her leadership to take us through the next chapter.”

As a public servant, McDonald served as CEO of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) from July 2007 through to August 2016. She trained in mediation and is currently the CEO of the Jamaica Dispute Resolution Foundation.