OUR gets two new deputy directors general

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) yesterday announced the appointments of two new deputy directors general – Cedric Wilson and Cheryl Lewis.

They were appointed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, upon the recommendation of the OUR to serve for three-year terms, effective February 1.

Lewis and Wilson join Maurice Charvis, bringing the total number of deputy directors general at the OUR to three.

Prior to his appointment, Wilson served as director of regulation, policy, monitoring and enforcement at the OUR, the most recent of several positions he has served in since joining the organisation in 2004.

An economist, Wilson has 25 years' experience working in the electric utility industry. He was employed at the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited as tariff specialist and general manager of corporate planning for more than 10 years and worked as a regulatory consultant in the electricity and water sector for 15 years.

Lewis joined the OUR as deputy general counsel in October 2010 and has served as general counsel to the OUR for the last six years..

According to the OUR, during her tenure at the regulator she has provided leadership and effective representation locally and internationally. “Notably, Ms Lewis has been at the centre of, and has played a pivotal role in discussions, negotiations and planning for the successful introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the electricity sector and the development of the associated infrastructure in Jamaica. She has also delivered special lectures internationally on Jamaica's experience with LNG.

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