Paul B. Scott
PB Scott is the Chairman, CEO and principal shareholder of the Musson Group.
He joined the group in 1994 and became CEO in 2004. In 2009 he was appointed Chairman of the Board. He is responsible for the strategic direction, performance and overall operations of the Musson Group and all of its subsidiaries including the Seprod Group, PBS Group, T. Geddes Grant Distributors Ltd., General Accident Insurance Company Ltd. among others.
In addition to his responsibilities at Musson he serves on many public boards and commissions. He is a trustee of the American International School of Jamaica and currently is Chairman of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ). He is a past President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica.
Melanie Subratie, Deputy Chairman
Melanie Subratie is the Deputy Chairman of the Company, and Chairman of the Investment and Loan Committee of the Board.
Mrs. Subratie is also Deputy Chairman of the principal holding company of the Company, Musson (Jamaica) Limited and is also a director of all of its principal subsidiaries, including the Company, and certain of its affiliates.
Mrs. Subratie holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from the London School of Economics. She began her career in the United Kingdom in the Financial Services Division of Deloitte&Touche and also worked for startup political newswire service DeHavilland prior to returning to Jamaica in 2002 and joining the Musson Board at that time with responsibility for Business Development
Sharon Donaldson ACCA, MBA (Finance), LLB (Hons) Attorney at Law, Executive Director
Sharon Donaldson an Executive Director of the Company. She has been responsible for driving its growth in the 5 years represented by the Historical Financial Information, and for overseeing its prudent underwriting and risk management strategy inclusive of establishing the Company’s strong relationships with international reinsurers.
Ms. Donaldson has been with the Company for over 20 years, first joining as the Financial Controller in 1989 before becoming Managing Director in 2001. In addition to her responsibilities at the Company, Mrs. Donaldson is a Director of Musson (Jamaica) Limited. She also represents the local general insurance industry in discussions with the FSC and chairs the Finance and Accounting Committee of the Jamaica Association of General Insurance Companies (JAGIC), the local industry association.
As a past president of the Jamaica Netball Association, Ms. Donaldson also encourages the sport, which is popular among the local business houses. During her presidency, she actively promoted the tri-nation Tri Nation Test Series between Jamaica, a Caribbean team and one of the three top-ranking netball nations.
Ms. Donaldson holds an LLB from the University of London, England, an M.B.A from the University of Wales. She is a Chartered Accountant, a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Jamaica and an attorney at law.
Nicholas A. Scott
Geoffrey Messado FCCA, FCA, ATII, Non-Executive Director
Geoffrey Messado is a Non–Executive director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board required to be formed under the Junior Market Rules.
Mr. Messado is also the Financial Controller of the Musson Group, and he serves as a director of certain subsidiaries and affiliated companies including the Company. He also serves as Chairman of Mapco Printers Limited and as a director of Edgechem (Jamaica) Limited, the Coffee Industry Board, Clarendon Distillers Limited, Spirits Pool Association and Caribbean Molasses Company (Jamaica) Limited.
Mr. Messado is a Chartered Accountant, FCA, FCII, ATII. He is also the Past President of the Jamaica Exporters Association.
Nicholas A. Scott, Executive Director
Nicholas Scott is an Executive Director of the Company and a member of the Investment and Loan Committee of the Board.
Mr. Scott is the Chief Investment Officer of the Investment and Financial Services businesses of the Musson Group. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Stocks and Securities Limited. He returned to Jamaica in 2009 after working as an investment banker at the Blackstone Group, and Morgan Stanley in New York and Brazil.
Mr. Scott holds a B.Sc. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia Business School and a M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Scott is currently a Vice-President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. He also serves as a director of Track Price Plus Limited, IWC Opportunity Fund I and Jake’s Holdings Limited.
Jennifer Scott, Non-Executive Director
Jennifer Scott is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of the Company and a member of the Conduct Review Committee of the Board.
Mrs. Scott holds a B.Sc.(Hons) in Psychology from Newcastle University, United Kingdom. She later gained a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from Keele University, UK, the Certificate of Legal Practice from the College of Law, London and was admitted as a Solicitor of Supreme Court of England and Wales. She attended Norman Manley Law School, obtaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies in 2003 and was admitted as Attorney-at-Law of Supreme Court of Jamaica. She is a member of the legal practice of Clinton Hart&Co., Attorneys-at-Law.
Mrs. Scott is married to P.B. Scott, who is also the Chairman of the Board.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Duncan Stewart, Independent Non-Executive Director
Duncan Stewart is an independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of the Company. As such, he will serve as an independent member of the committees of the Board that are set up for the purposes of its good corporate governance, including the Audit and Compensation Committees required to be formed under the Junior Market Rules (the former as Chairman), and the Investment and Loan and Conduct Review Committees.
Mr. Stewart is the General Manager of Stewart Motors Limited and he is also involved in leading related family businesses Stewart’s Auto Sales Limited and its affiliated companies, Stewart’s Auto Paints Limited, Tropic Island Trading Company Limited and Silver Star Motors Limited. Mr. Stewart joined as a 3rd generation member after graduating from McGill University with a B.Eng. (Mech). He learned the business by working his way through the ranks, learning and following the family’s culture of service.
Mr. Stewart is also a director of the Automobile Dealers Association and the Richard and Diana Stewart Foundation. He is a also sponsor of the family charity, Kind Hearts, which is run by his children and their cousins.
Mr. Stewart is a past National Rally Champion, an avid motorsport fan, with interest in rallying, go-karting and road racing.
Christopher Nakash (B.B.A.), Non-Executive Director
Christopher Nakash is an independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of the Company. As such, he serves as an independent member of the committees of the Board that are set up for the purposes of its good corporate governance, including the Audit and Compensation Committees required to be formed under the Junior Market Rules, and the Investment and Loan and Conduct Review Committees (the latter as Chairman).
Mr. Nakash brings to the Board his management experience, gained as Chief Executive Officer of Nakash Construction&Equipment Limited. In the past, Mr. Nakash also served as General Manager of Netstream Global (2003 to 2008), and he was also a founding member and Director of the Riverton Improvement Association and Intelligent Multimedia Limited.
Mr. Nakash holds a BBA from University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Matthew Lyn, Non-Executive Director
Matthew Lyn is an independent nonexecutive Director of the Board of the Company. Mr. Lyn is the Chief Operating Officer of CB Group.
Mr. Lyn is a past student of Campion College and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Emory University.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Gregory S. Foster
Brain Jardim, Independent Non-Executive Director
Brian Jardim serves as a partner in the bar and grill chain Margueritaville and he is the owner of Rainforest Seafoods
Mr. Jardim joined the board of General Accident in 2017 and he serves as an independent member
He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Accounting.
Gregory S. Foster, Executive Director
Gregory Foster is the Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for leading the finance, accounting and treasury function. Mr. Foster joined the Company in August 2014 after 8 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he held the position of an Assistant Manager in their Audit and Assurance Department. He has accumulated over seven years of experience in providing audit services to a wide spectrum of clients, including government/public sector, financial services, and manufacturing and distribution. Mr. Foster is also part-time lecturer at Richmond Academy an ACCA gold approved learning center.
He obtained his ACCA professional qualification in 2006 and is also a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica