Board of Directors
The Most Honourable Percival Noel James Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC
The Hon. P. J. Patterson has a long and distinguished political career that stretches back formally to 1958 when he joined the People’s National Party. He moved through several levels to become President in 1992, the year he became Prime Minister. His first Cabinet post was that of Minister of Tourism (1972). He has served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (1978-80), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Planning and Production (1989-90), and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Planning (1990-91).
He was appointed Prime Minister of Jamaica in March 1992, following his election as President of the PNP, on the retirement of former Prime Minister the late Michael Manley. Mr. Patterson was returned to office following the national elections of 1993, and now has the distinction of being the first Prime Minister to be sworn in for a fourth consecutive term of office, after he led the PNP to victory in the elections of October 2002.
Mrs Hermine Metcalfe
Hermine Metcalfe is a registered pharmacist, a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. She has extensive pharmaceutical experience in the public and private sectors including retail pharmacy, the distributive trade, pharmaceutical industry, teaching, government hospital pharmacy and pharmacy administration.
She has held positions as Chief Pharmacist of the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals, assistant to the Director of Pharmaceutical Services in the Ministry of Health, Caribbean Regional Supervisor and District Manager for international pharmaceutical companies.
Mrs. Metcalfe is the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Committee on Pharmacy, University of Technology; Chairman of the Ethics and Standards Committee of Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ); former chairman of the Pharmacy Council.
Philip Martin is the founding Director of Caribbean Fencing Limited and is also founding Director of Jamaica’s First Investment Bank- Dehring Bunting and Golding. This establishment has since been sold to the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) where Mr. Martin served on the board of BNS for 7 years.
He is also a founding Director and Deputy Chairman of Sportsmax which is now ran and operated by Digicel and is current Chairman of WAK Investment Limited and Sandy’s Farm.