Meet Our Board of Directors
We Inspire and Empower
We are governed by an experienced, accomplished and visionary Board of Directors who are appointed by the Portfolio Minister.
Don Wehby Chairman
appointment, Mr. Wehby held several positions including Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief
Executive Officer - GK Investments, Group Chief Operating Officer, Group Finance Manager,
Deputy Finance Director, Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the
Financial Services Division.
He was charged with the responsibility for leading the Group's local and international expansion
especially as this relates to banking, investments and insurance services. He has directed the
listing of the company in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, and the Eastern Caribbean
Securities Exchange sited in St. Kitts. Under his leadership, GraceKennedy acquired 100%
ownership of First Global Bank Ltd., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
During his tenure as Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Services Division, the division's pre-
tax profit rose from $280 million in 2000 to $1.417 billion in 2005, an increase of 406 %.
In September 2007, Mr. Wehby resigned from his positions at GraceKennedy Ltd. and its Board
of Directors to serve for two years as Government Senator and Minister without Portfolio in the
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. Following this public service stint, he was reappointed
to the Board of Directors of GraceKennedy Ltd.
Mr. Wehby is currently New Zealand’s Honorary Consul to Jamaica, following his appointment in
Additionally, in March 2016, he was appointed by Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Most
Honourable Andrew Holness, as an Independent Senator, which will once again allow him to
offer his services by giving an independent, non-aligned voice in critical national matters,
including among other things, helping to shape new legislation and amend existing legislation in
need of reform.
A Fellow Chartered Accountant, Mr. Wehby holds both a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) and a
Master of Science degree in Accounting from The University of the West Indies and has
completed an Advanced Management College certificate course at Stanford University.
Metry Seaga Deputy Chairman
the Board of Directors’ from 2008 - 2019. He was also the youngest elected President of the
Jamaica U-Drive Association.
Mr. Seaga is the Managing Director of Jamaica Fibreglass Products Ltd. and has been an
entrepreneur for over twenty-seven years. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Business at
the Florida International University (FIU) in 1984, he returned to Jamaica where he started a
Rent-A-Car business, a Travel Agency, entered into motor vehicle sales and finally established a
In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.
investment firm focused on raising capital, investing, and helping to grow businesses.
Over the years Mr. Harding has developed a solid reputation across senior management and
strategic marketing positions including Chief Executive Officer, Director of Marketing and Head of
Strategic Development. He has often been dubbed a “rain-maker” or “marketing guru” based on
several successful brand campaigns and turnaround situations.
Mr. Harding also serves as director for The Phoenix Group, a private investment firm based in
Orlando, Florida. Phoenix primarily invests in companies that sell products and services to
Fortune 500 companies. Some of the companies served by their portfolio companies include
AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner and Cox Cable.
From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Harding was seconded to the Tourism Ministry as Special Advisor to the
Minister and went on to serve as Deputy Director at the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Mr. Harding is a past board member of the Urban Development Corporation, Port Authority of
Jamaica, Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, National Education Trust, Independent Radio, the
National Gallery, and Jamaica Sport. He currently serves as a board member and company
secretary for Summit Container in Colorado, as well as the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission
In 2012, he was named as one of the top “50-under-Fifty” Business Leaders Shaping Jamaica's
Future by the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica and The Gleaner newspaper.
Mr. Harding attended Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada and is a Justice of the Peace for the
parish of Kingston.
Lisa Soares Lewis
Lisa Soares Lewis
management consulting business with a focus on HR and People Performance.
Lisa’s career has spanned 20+ years across a range of local and global businesses in banking,
telecoms, and FMCG industries including DIAGEO (Jamaica, North LATAM & the Caribbean),
Cable & Wireless, Scotiabank and KPMG.
Her roles covered general management consulting, end-to-end human resource (HR)
management, corporate and commercial banking and corporate governance. Lisa is a visionary
and a leader in her field. She is commercially driven and possesses a deep understanding of
talent and of unlocking people's potential to deliver competitively advantaged business results.
She is trained in performance diagnostics and breakthrough performance coaching and has a
strong and consistent ownership orientation.
Lisa has held key industry association roles and sat on company boards and pension plan
trustee boards in the public, private and not for-profit sectors. She has a B.Sc. in Industrial
Engineering (First Class Hons) and an MBA (Distinction) in Finance and Marketing from UWI,
and has held the PHR and SPHR designation.
worldwide representative of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, a chain of luxury all-inclusive resorts
located throughout the Caribbean – Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, Bahamas, Barbados,
Grenada and Turks & Caicos. He has held this position since 2008 and has been with the
Jamaica-based Sandals Resorts organization since 1988.
Based in Miami, Florida, Sadler is responsible for a team of 125 sales professionals across the
United States, Canada and 22 countries in Latin America – including dedicated Business
Development Managers, educational and workshop trainers and an inside sales department --
the largest sales force of any resort company in the Caribbean. Working under the direction of
Sandals Resorts’ Chairman, the Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sadler is responsible for an ever-
increasing range of sales, marketing, promotional and advertising activities and the continued
development of significant partnerships with airlines, tour operators and travel agents.
Mr. Sadler is a member of SKAL, an international organization of tourism leaders promoting
tourism and friendship. Sadler sits on the Board of Directors for the Sandals Foundation, the
philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, which seeks to help fulfill the promise of the
Caribbean community through investment in sustainable projects in education, environment and
community which improve lives and preserve natural surroundings. Sadler is currently a member
of the Board of Directors of JAMVAC, the government agency responsible for developing credible
airlift to Jamaica.
Mr. Sadler is also a founding member of the Yellowbird Foundation, a Canadian travel industry
organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to improve the lives of children in the
Caribbean and Latin America by supporting local education and school programs.
Mr. Sadler also created Courtney’s Quest, a charitable organization solely focused on raising
money to support the Sick Kids Foundation.
Yoni put together a team to purchase a client of itelbpo back in 2016, which was Car Rental 8.com. They provide online car rental services for its customers through major suppliers Globally. Itelbpo manages the call center & has assisted the company in its growth.
His focus on operational excellence ensures high performance across all teams and businesses. Operational excellence at itelbpo is driven by tight management of each client's KPIs, a comfortable and inspiring environment that nurtures employee productivity and satisfaction, efficient and ever-evolving technological infrastructure and a diversified geographic footprint and workforce. By disrupting the status quo, Yoni is on a mission to modernize the BPO industry and the way business is done in the Caribbean region, in general.
Yoni currently sits on several government boards, including:
• JAMPRO, Jamaica’s sales and marketing agency
• Montego Bay Freezone one of the largest providers of BPO space in Jamaica
• Itelbpo was voted Employer of the Year in Jamaica for three consecutive years
• Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 (Nearshore Americas)
• ranked amongst the 50 most influential executives in nearshore outsourcing for the Latin American and Caribbean region (Nearshore Americas)
• itelbpo was named in the Top 20 BPO’s Globally by HFS 2019
• Itelbpo recently was awarded by Frost & Sullivan for Growth, Excellence & Leadership
He attended Jamaica College from 1957-1964. His first job was with Caribbean Asbestos Company Limited and there he was introduced to the rigors of business travel. He was required to travel extensively within the Caribbean, Central & South America. His first international business trip was to Italy within three (3) months of his first job.
Over the years Mr. Levy has established and operated many companies. In June 2005, Mr. Levy received the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite) from the Government of France and an Order of Distinction (OD) from the Jamaican Government in 2012. Mr. Levy was nominated for Business Leader of the Year Award 2005 from the Jamaica Observer, received the Carlton Alexander Award from Jamaica College in 2015, received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) in 2016 by the Jamaican Government and other awards from other organizations.
Dr. André Gordon
Dr. André Gordon
A former Deputy General Manager, Technical Services for Grace Kennedy & Co. Ltd., in 1994, Dr. Gordon conceptualized and built the Grace Technology Centre, a first world technical and R&D facility which he then managed. In 1996 he led a management buyout of the operations and formed TSL which is the only private sector-owned organization of its kind in the Caribbean and runs an ISO 17025 certified laboratory which was also the first laboratory in the region to have been ISO 9002 certified from 1997.
Dr. Gordon has over thirty (30) years of experience in providing solution-oriented technical assistance to various players in the Food Industry and SME, private sector and support institutions, respectively, in Jamaica, the Caribbean, Canada, Western and Southern Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU).
As the Deputy General Manager, Technical Services for Grace, Kennedy & Co. Limited, Dr. Gordon managed all the Research and Development and Quality Assurance activities for Grace Kennedy for three years. During this period, the rate of new product introduction surpassed any other in the Company's history at the time. Dr. Gordon has led the development of over 80 commercially successful new products and has provided Technical Service support to well over 200 companies in agricultural, food, food service, hospitality and manufacturing businesses in Jamaica, the Caribbean, North America, Europe and Africa. Through TSL and TTSL, Dr. Gordon continues to train and work with persons within the food, agricultural, food service, distribution and manufacturing sectors, governments, regional and international organizations.
André Gordon is widely recognized as the leading expert in Food Safety and Quality Systems training and systems implementation in the region by bodies such as the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centre for Development of Enterprise and regional Bureau of Standards, among others.
He is also recognized as a Thermal Process Authority by the US Food and Drug Administration and has routinely trained in, and developed thermal processes accepted by the FDA since 1996.
He has successfully designed and led market access initiatives in several areas of the agri-food sector and has worked extensively throughout the Caribbean region which has given him a unique perspective on the region, its businesses and their potential. He has also worked extensively with helping businesses and countries develop their capacity to, and access, export markets.
While initially specializing in the Food, Agricultural and Food Service areas, a major area of Dr. Gordon’s expertise is in small business development and work with organizations that support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
For the last eighteen (18) years he has worked to improve the sustainable competitiveness of private sector firms in Jamaica and the Caribbean through various approaches to enterprise upgrading and strengthening value chains, among others. This includes actively working with MSMEs in the implementation of Cluster-based programmes.
Dr. Gordon has also worked to build private/private and private/public sector partnerships in achieving national and regional goals. He was instrumental in the implementation of the very successful USAID-funded Small Business Export Development Programme (SBED) which saw many firms in the SME sector successful entering the exporting arena or expanding their exports. In addition, he has worked in Barbados, Cayman, Haiti, Trinidad, Suriname, Guyana, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Grenada and Dominica, among other countries, with firms who, with his guidance and help are now successfully exporting to new markets with significantly upgraded systems and facilities.
A Professional Member of the Institute of Food Technologists and a member of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), Dr. Gordon has served on several national boards including the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST), a body which he helped to set up. Dr. Gordon was involved in the development of Jamaica's National Industrial Policy and continues his involvement with policy development and implementation through various fora. He has contributed to the development and implementation at various levels of the National Export Strategies of Jamaica, Dominica and Grenada and has also worked to strengthen the export sector of Suriname, as well as several other Caribbean countries. In this regard, he has also worked extensively with various Caribbean Bureaux of Standards.
He is a Past President of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), a former Deputy Chairman of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and has been a Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), JAMPRO, the National Council on Education, the University Council of Jamaica and the College of Agriculture, Science and Education, among others. He is a Director of Spur Tree Spices, a small manufacturing company, a founding Director of the Jamaica Agro-processors Association (JAPA), a Director of the JEA, founding Chairman of The Competitiveness Company, founding Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, a body expected to pioneer the development of a legal medical marijuana and hemp industry in Jamaica and most recently the founding chairman of the Caribbean Export Company (CABEXCO) an entity expected to promote the export of Caribbean products.
A Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, Dr. Gordon is the recipient of several awards and honours, in Jamaica and other countries.
He is also a Director for several Government of Jamaica boards including the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), which regulates Jamaica’s legal cannabis industry.
His past Government board directorships includes the National Insurance Fund (NIF), Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), the Postal Corporation of Jamaica, the National Family Planning Board, Wigton Windfarm Ltd., the Trade Board, the Jamaica Bauxite Mining/ Bauxite Alumina Trading Company (BATCO) and the Public Relations Committee of the Air Jamaica board of directors.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) and a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of London.
Delano was also a host of leading radio current affairs morning talk shows like Breakfast Club, Jamaica Speaks and Fresh Start. He was also a regular Guest Columnist for the Gleaner, a leading newspaper in Jamaica.
Chris attributes his success to his life mantra of ‘Respect and Performance’. This personal philosophy has helped him to shape his professional growth, his commitment to the community and national development, and his own career in business and finance.
A past student of Jamaica College (JC), Chris holds a BSc. in Accounting from the University of the West Indies and an MBA in Strategic Marketing and Finance from York University in Toronto, Canada.
Chris believes strongly in education and mentorship, a result of his upbringing and his own experiences at his esteemed JC. He is passionate about sharing his approach to life with students, young people and entrepreneurs and values opportunities to shape young people’s attitudes towards life’s challenges and opportunities.
Chris continues to serve his alma mater as the Immediate Past President of the Jamaica College Old Boys Association; he serves his community as Chairman of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf and a Director of the Usain Bolt Foundation, and serves his profession as Director on several other boards, and as a former Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
His personal philosophy and passion for life have driven him to achieve his own professional successes at PROVEN – a company which, in its first five years of operation, posted in excess of US$23 million in profits. PROVEN was the first company to list on the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s US market, raising in excess of US$30 million in equity, one of the largest private or public US dollar equity offerings in Jamaica's capital market history. In keeping with its growth strategy, the company has acquired equity in six companies in varying sectors across the Jamaican landscape.
As an avid sportsman, Chris continually challenges his own targets and actively pursues his life mantra of ‘Respect and Performance’ with his beautiful wife Michele and their two sons.
Gillian Wilkinson McDaniel
Gillian Wilkinson McDaniel
She was the Director of Community Partnerships for the Boston-based Fenway Alliance where she managed the Boston Foundation and Massachusetts Cultural Council grants related to access and community partnerships. In this role, Gillian worked with 21 arts and educational institutions including the Boston Symphony, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Huntington Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Colleges of the Fenway, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Berklee College of Music, to devise and implement with these institutions, access initiatives for low income and marginalized groups in the Boston-Fenway area.
She co-authored the Anchors & Wings report on the Economic and Cultural Impact of Fenway Alliance Institutions for the Boston Foundation and through her work in Entertainment has been working within government to improve entertainment and creative industries data collection and analysis in the public sector.
Gillian McDaniel chaired the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment led Kingston Creative City of Music Steering Committee. This Committee spearheaded the multi-sectoral effort which resulted in Kingston being designated a UNESCO Creative City of Music in December 2015.
Gillian has served on the Board of the Tourism Enhancement Fund and continues to serve on other Boards.