Speaker Profile

The Honourable Audley Shaw

Title: Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service

Minister Audley Shaw serves as Minister of Finance and the Public Service under the JLP administration. He was elected Member of Parliament for North East Manchester for a sixth term and re-appointed as Minister of Finance in the General Elections of February 25, 2016. His responsibilities include: Air Jamaica (Legacy); Accountant General’s Department; Bank of Jamaica (BOJ); Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC); Casino Gaming Commission; Caymanas Track Limited; Financial Institutions Services (FIS) ; Financial Investigations Division (FID) ; Financial Services Commission (FSC); Jamaica Customs Agency Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation (JDIC); Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC); National Contracts Commission; Public Accountancy Board; Revenue Appeals Division (formerly the Tax Appeals Department); Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB); and the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).

Mr. Shaw was first appointed Minister of Finance and the Public Service in September 2007 in the new Government of the Jamaica Labour Party. In addition, he later assumed the portfolio of Planning. During his tenure as Minister of Finance, which saw the world’s worst recession since World War II, he implemented policies such as the Jamaica Debt Exchange – an innovative debt management strategy which has been hailed by the IMF and other multi-lateral institutions. He also introduced a fiscal responsibility framework for Jamaica which includes legislative criteria to promote accountability and transparency in the financial affairs of the country.

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Outsource Caribbean Conference

Hosted by The Caribbean Export Development Agency
Baobab Tower, Warrens
St. Michael
BB14000
Barbados

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