Friday, October 11, 2013

Dorothy Pine-McLarty appointed New Chairman Of ECJ

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – October 11, 2013: The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon. Dorothy Pine-McLarty, OJ as the new Chairman of the ECJ.

The ECJ Selected Commissioners met last Friday, October 4, with the Governor-General His Excellency the Most. Hon. Sir Patrick Allen to formally brief His Excellency on the selection by them on Wednesday, October 2, of Mrs. Pine-McLarty as the new Chairman of the Commission.

Subsequent to that meeting, in a letter to the Commission dated Tuesday October 8, the Governor-General commended Mrs. Pine McLarty on her new role as Chairman of the ECJ: “Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your appointment to this important position and best wishes for a successful term of office.”

Mrs. Pine-McLarty who is an attorney-at-law has served on the ECJ as an Independent Commissioner, since its inception in 2006. She has also given exceptional service in other areas of public life, as well as in community and private sector development. She was appointed a member of the Order of Jamaica in October 2007 for outstanding public service.

Mrs. Pine-McLarty is Chairperson of the Access to Information Appeals Tribunal. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Fern Court High School and St. Andrew High School for Girls (her alma mater), the Finance Committee of the University of Technology Jamaica, being the Chancellor's nominee to the UTECH Council for ten years.

The new ECJ Chairman has been practising law for some forty-five years and was a partner in the law firm Myers, Fletcher & Gordon for over thirty years where she is now a Consultant.  She has also served as the head of that firm's Property Department and was Managing Partner of the firm's London offices from its inception in 1995 until June 1998.

Mrs. Pine-McLarty was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in 1995 and while there she served on the Boards of several organisations including Charities Evaluation Services Board of England and Wales, and The Jamaica Basic Schools' Foundation (United Kingdom) Limited.

She is currently a member of the Board of Jamaica National Building Society and several of its subsidiaries.

Electoral Commission of Jamaica: 906-9336
PROComm: 926-6740

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