The goals and objectives of The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) are carried out, to a large extent, through the work of the Organisation’s Committees.

These Committees focus on key areas of national development which are critical to the development of the Jamaican private sector and to the successful survival of businesses in Jamaica.

The tools used to achieve the objectives of the Committees and hence those of the wider PSOJ, include advocacy, workshops, articles and training, to name a few. It is through its Committees that the PSOJ ensures that the presence and strong voice of the private sector are constantly maintained and heard throughout the Jamaican society.

The PSOJ Committees are as follows:

The Sam Mahfood Large Board Room at the PSOJ

Sam Mahfood board room

The Corporate Governance Committee was established with a mission to become the key influencer in the delivery and adoption of corporate governance best business practices, by providing access to knowledge and learning resources for our members and leaders of business enterprises, so they can effectively compete in the global market.

The Economic Policy Committee (EPC) is to inform the private sector Government Policy in matters affecting economic development, particularly as it relates to the growth of the private sector. The Committee central role is to retain fiscal procedure.

PSOJ Energy, Environment and Climate Change Committee assesses the policy framework for energy and environmental management as it relates to the private sector, as well as establishing current practices at the firm level, with a view to developing action plans and recommendations for the way forward for the private and public sectors, seek to promote business opportunities in energy and environmental management for member organizations and contribute to the formulation of national, regional environmental and energy policies and legislative frameworks.

There is currently a lack of awareness of financing mechanisms which would allow businesses to improve energy efficiency, environmental impacts and climate resilience at reasonable costs. The Committee, as part of its mandate, undertakes awareness building of existing and available funds from local, regional and multilateral institutions which could be accessed by the private sector in this regard.

The Membership Committee seeks to increase membership in the PSOJ as well as to ensure membership retention, by creating networking opportunities for members as well as making membership benefits attractive.

Crime, especially violent crime, presents a challenge to leadership at the level of the political administration, the criminal justice administration, and other key institutions such as the schools, as well as the community and civil society in general. A broad consensus based on unity of purpose, agreement on the values that should inform the responses of the state, the priorities, the funding of these priorities and the willingness to make the associated sacrifices is needed (and may even be a precondition for an effective and sustainable programme of action).”

The PSOJ is committed to playing its part in supporting the state, and more particularly, the security forces in addressing the crime problem which is a not only a threat to the business community, but to society as a whole.

The Gender and Disability Affairs Committee was formed by the PSOJ in mid-2018, the Chairperson is Mrs. Renee Morrison-May. The Committee seek to ensure that matters relevant to gender equality and disabilities are given all due consideration in corporate deliberations. The Committee strives to reiterate the need to foster the growth of a diverse, inclusive, equal and equitable workforce by reinforcing, promoting and supporting the implementation of policies and strategies that speaks to gender and disabilities affairs. The committee serves as the primary resource to the President and CEO of the PSOJ for the advancement of minorities in the corporate interest on gender and disability issues and concerns.

The Innovation and Digital Transformation Committee comprises representatives and thought leaders from several sectors. The goal of this committee is to focus on current and emerging digital practices that can increase efficiency and productivity in the Public and Private Sector.

G Bouges

Corporate Governance:
Miss Greta Bogues

Yaneek Page

Ms. Yaneek Page

Christopher Reckord

Innovation and Digital Transformation:
Mr. Christopher Reckord

Mariame Robinson

Human Capital Development:
Mrs. Mariame Robinson


Listed Companies:
Mr. Paul Hanworth

Eleanor Jones

Energy, Environment and Climate Change:
Mrs Eleanor Jones

Jeffrey Hall

Economic Policy (Co-Chair):
Mr. Jeffrey Hall

Jackie Sharpe

Economic Policy (Co-Chair):
Jackie Sharpe

George Overton

National Security & Justice:
Lt. Commander George Overton

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