Douglas Hewson

Non-Executive Chairman

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.


Patricia Francis1,2

Patricia Francis, CD. is Chair of the Government of Jamaica Trade Facilitation Task Force and is a former Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of the International Trade Centre and former President of JAMPRO. Mrs. Francis joined the board of Portland JSX from its inception and also serves on the boards of Jamaica Producers Group Ltd., B & D Trawling Ltd., Whiteshield Partners and IESE Graduate Business School. She also volunteers as a Director of Rose Town Foundation for the Built Environment and Alligator Head Foundation where she focuses on solutions to urban poverty and violence as well as the marine environment and sustainable development. As special adviser to the Executive Director of UN Women in 2018-2020, she designed and led the Change Process across the Global organization. Mrs. Francis was awarded the Commander of the Order of Civil Merit by the Government of Spain in 2006 and the Order of Distinction in the Class of Commander by the Government of Jamaica in 2015.


Patrick McDonald2

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 a member of the Joint Advisory Committee of PCF II Fund, and a director of Television Jamaica Limited, Independent Radio Company Limited and other broadcast media companies forming part of the RJRGleaner Group.

He is currently a member of the Commercial Law Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association and served for a number of years as an associate tutor at the Norman Manley Law School. Since 2020, he has served as the Honorary Legal Counsel of the PSOJ. He is a past member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the PSOJ and conducts training in public and private sector corporate governance from time to time. He has been consistently named as one of the leading commercial attorneys in Jamaica by Chambers Global.


Joanne Cooper1

Joanne Cooper is a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada and has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry in St. Lucia from her tenure as an audit and advisory partner at PKF, an audit and tax manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and as Chief Financial Officer and corporate secretary for the J.Q Charles Group of Companies.

She has served on the Integrity Commission of St. Lucia and is currently a director, and chairperson of the Group Audit Committee of the National Insurance Corporation. She is on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean- St. Lucia branch.

1Member of Audit Committee 2Member of Compensation Committee (Ad Hoc Basis)