Lance Hylton appointed chairman of Jamaica College board
Lance Hylton has been appointed to chair the board of management of Jamaica College effective January 1, 2024.
He replaces Michael Bernard, who led the board of the prominent Corporate Area all boys’ school for some 12 years.
In a release on Friday, the Jamaica College Trust announced the appointment of Hylton who had served as vice-chairman of the board during the tenures of the late R Danny Williams and of the immediate past chairman, Bernard, who retired on December 31, 2023.
Hylton has also served the school as a founding trustee of the Jamaica College Foundation, and as chairman of the board’s Personnel Committee which adjudicates disciplinary complaints involving students and teachers. He was honoured by the school in 2010 for his work on the committee and its role in the rejuvenation of the school.
He is a respected attorney and has contributed his legal services to the school since being called to the Bar in 1987.
Hylton, is a past student of Jamaica College, and while there served as captain of both the table tennis and School’s Challenge teams. He was also a member of the chess team, prefect body and various other clubs and organisations. In his final year he was awarded the Ewart Robertson Trophy for being outstanding all round.
He has also served in many public sector leadership roles including as chairman of the Postal Corporation of Jamaica, chairman of the Companies Office Advisory Board, and was a member of Jamaica’s Industry Advisory Council on International Business Services. He has also served on the boards of publicly listed private sector companies including Berger Paints, Jamaica Pegasus and Supreme Ventures Limited.
Hylton’s involvement in civic, educational, and charitable organisations includes being a tutor at Norman Manley Law School since 2009 and a Rotarian since 1997, serving as Rotary Club president 2000- 2001.
He is married to attorney-at-law Judy Hylton and they have three children.
In accepting the appointment, Hylton acknowledged the daunting task of following in the footsteps of his predecessors, but promised to dedicate himself to maintaining the great traditions, reputation and track record of Jamaica College.
The Jamaica College Trust said the new board is being empanelled and will be announced at a later date.