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.
Brenda Duncan has over thirty years’ audit experience in London and St. Lucia. She is Managing Partner for BDO Eastern Caribbean, which covers Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia. In addition to the audit practice, through AFCS Inc, Brenda provides services in the international financial services arena as registered agent and corporate secretary for a number of international companies. Prior to this, she has held positions with Chase, Skeete & Boland, a member firm of Pannell Kerr Forster, Coopers & Lybrand, St. Lucia, and Arthur Andersen, London UK. Her audit experience has covered a wide section of industries including tourism, insurance, credit unions, finance, retail, statutory bodies and funding agencies.
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.
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.
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.
1Member of Audit Committee 2Member of Compensation Committee (Ad Hoc Basis)