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UDC names new GM

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has a new general manager.

The corporation's board of directors announced in a release yesterday that Heather Pinnock has been appointed general manager of the entity as of April 1, 2019.

Pinnock, who has been acting general manager from September 24, 2018, when Dr Damian Graham resigned from the post, served as deputy general manager, Planning Development and Project Management Division, prior.

The corporation said then that Dr Graham, who was contracted to the UDC on January 3, 2017, had indicated a desire to pursue other career opportunities.

“The board expects that the UDC will continue its transformative mission of making development happen by delivering mega-projects such as the Closed Harbour Beach Park in Montego Bay, for which ground was recently broken. The upgrading of Ocho Rios, master planning for the town of Port Royal, establishment of Jamaica's Third City, and the completion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade building,” UDC Chairman Senator Ransford Braham is quoted as saying, adding, “and further build out of the downtown Kingston redevelopment, including the construction of the Houses of Parliament are also high priority projects for the UDC”.

The release said Pinnock provides leadership for a team of almost 1,000 professionals, spanning disciplines of technical services, legal, finance, estate management, integrated marketing communication, and environmental management.

Her professional experience, according to the release, includes key public sector roles, including chief technical director at the then Ministry of Water and Housing, senior project manager at the National Housing Trust, and consultant senior project manager with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago's Housing Development Corporation.

Pinnock also worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Jamaica, the Institute for Sustainable Development, The University of the West Indies, University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica, and the Kingston Restoration Company.

The new UDC general manager is a graduate of the University College London, where she completed a master of science degree in development and planning with a concentration in building and urban design in development.

She also holds a bachelor of arts in architectural studies degree from the Caribbean School of Architecture at the University of Technology Jamaica and a Postgraduate certificate in green economy (climate) from Technische Universität Dresden in Germany.

Pinnock is married to Julian Dadag and they have one son, Sean.


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