Grange announces new sports agency boards

Kingston, November 19, 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of Independence Park Limited, Institute of Sports Limited and Sports Development Foundation. 

The appointments are for a period of two years with effect from 12 November 2018. 

Independence Park Limited

The new Board is chaired by the Honourable Michael Fennell, OJ, CD.  Mr David Shirley is Vice Chairman.  The other members are:

  • Mrs Annmarie Heron
  • Major Desmon Brown
  • Assistant Commission of Police Terrence Bent
  • Lieutenant Colonel Roderick Rowe
  • Mr Lenford Salmon
  • Mr Carlton Dennis
  • Mr Edward Barnes
  • Dr Peter Charles
  • Ms Audrey Chin

 Institute of Sports

The new Board is chaired by Mr Newton Amos.  Assistant Commissioner of Police Ronald Anderson is Deputy Chairman.  The other members are:

  • Mr Gladstone Wright
  • Mr Emile Spence
  • Mr Viswanaught Tolan
  • Mrs Florette Blackwood
  • Mr Ryan Foster
  • Mrs Daphne Hurge
  • Dr Michelle Holt
  • Dr Lee Martin
  • Mrs Marvalyn Campbell
  • Mr Allan Beckford
  • Mr Renardo Smith  

Sports Development Foundation

The new Board is chaired by Mr George Soutar.  Mr Lloyd Pommells is Deputy Chairman.  The other members are:

  • Mr David Shirley
  • Mr Ian Forbes
  • Honourable Molly Rhone, OJ, CD
  • Dr Donovan Bennett
  • Mr Christopher Stokes
  • Mrs Annmarie Heron
  • Mr Newton Amos
  • Mr Compton Rodney 

Minister Grange says she’s confident that the new Boards will advance the government’s mandate to develop sport from the grassroots to the high performance level.

Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange


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