SEPTIMUS "Bob" Blake, chief executive officer, National Commercial Bank, has been re-elected as president of the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) at its annual general meeting.
Audrey Tugwell Henry, president and CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited, was appointed as vice-president. They are joined on the executive by treasurer, Eva Lewis, country officer and corporate bank head of Citibank Jamaica, and honorary secretary, Nigel Holness, managing director of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Jamaica.
Tugwell Henry said she looks forward to bringing her wealth of experience to the role to support the mandate of the JBA, which comprises the main industry practitioners through its member institutions.
Blake, in his remarks, said: "I wish to express my appreciation to the JBA Executive Council for their trust in my abilities to continue leading this association. With the support of the executive members I will continue to lead the advancement of the JBA's mission to promote a safe, sound, competitive, and vibrant banking industry that supports Jamaica's economic growth and development. The key areas of focus for this term will be supporting and driving financial inclusion, public education, consumer protection, and cybersecurity."
The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) is a non-profit organisation that represents commercial banks, merchant banks, and building societies in Jamaica.