Mr. Downer is the Company’s Board Mentor in accordance with the rules of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
He has responsibility for advising on the implementation of adequate procedures, systems and controls for financial reporting, corporate governance, timely disclosure of information to the market, and general compliance.
He was educated at Eastbourne College, Sussex, England and McGill University in Montreal, Canada and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada. Mr. Downer is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and a recipient of its Distinguished Member Award. Mr. Downer is a former Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Jamaica.
He currently serves as a Director on the Board of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited and Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited and as Chairman of their Audit Committees and as a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Downer is also the Board Mentor of Dolphin Cove Limited and a member of the Rating Committee of cariCRIS Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant and Financial Adviser.