Douglas Hewson has over 20 years of private equity and venture capital experience. He is a Managing Partner of Portland Private Equity. Prior to joining AIC Caribbean Fund, he was responsible for co-founding and leading two successful investment management firms. At PPE, he has primary responsibility for investor relations, is a board member of InterEnergy Holdings, IEH Penonome, Grupo IGA, Productive Business Solutions, Merqueo, and an observer to the board of Clarien Bank. He is a member of PCF II Fund’s Investment Committee, and involved in all aspects of AIC Caribbean Fund and PCF II Fund’s management.
Jonathan Murphy is the Managing Director of GKM, a Cayman Islands based multi-family office. He is focused on facilitating private investment, in both direct and indirect opportunities, to maximise value for clients. He acts as trustee and director for a small number of families, assisting in the structuring, analysis and management of the underlying assets. He was formerly a manager at Krys Global, a leading regional insolvency practice. He gained his ACA qualification whilst working at Deloitte UK.
N. Patrick McDonald is a commercial attorney and a partner at Jamaican law firm, Hart Muirhead Fatta. Admitted to practice in Jamaica in 1993, he was educated at the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School. He is currently a director of Television Jamaica Limited, Independent Radio Company Limited and other broadcast media companies forming part of the RJRGleaner Group. He is a member of the Commercial Law Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association. He serves as a member of the Office of Utilities Regulation, and is an Associate Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School. He is also a member of the Joint Advisory Committee of PCF II Fund.
Patricia Francis, CD, is Chair of the Government of Jamaica Trade Facilitation Task Force and is the former UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of the International Trade Centre. Mrs. Francis joined the board of Portland JSX from its inception and also serves on the boards of Jamaica Producers Group Ltd., IESE Graduate Business School and B & D Trawling Ltd. Mrs. Francis spent the last fourteen months as special adviser to the Executive Director of UN Women, with responsibility to design and lead a change process across the global organisation. Mrs. Francis is the former President of JAMPRO (Jamaica Trade and Invest) 1995-2006, was a member of the Eminent Persons Group reviewing the African Caribbean & Pacific (“ACP”) future relationships with the European Union and the Commonwealth’s Eminent Persons Group. In 2006, she was conferred with the Commander of the Order of Civil Merit by the Government of Spain, and in 2015 was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Class of Commander by the Government of Jamaica.
* Member of Audit Committee