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Born in Blenheim, Hanover, Seymour Panton was educated at Green Island Elementary School and thereafter, the Rusea’s High School. During his years at the Rusea’s High School, he assumed the leadership roles of Head Boy and Captain of the Headley Cup Cricket in 1964.

Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn, London, England on 26 November 1968, he was subsequently trained as a Legislative Draftsman. He has held various positions in the legal and judicial system here in Jamaica – noteworthy mentions being Assistant Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Clerk of Courts, Acting Crown Counsel; Resident Magistrate from 1978 to 1986; Puisne Judge from 1986 to 1999; Judge of Appeal from 1999 to 2007; President of the Court of Appeal from 2007 to 2016. In the Cayman Islands he held positions as – Legal Assistant to the Attorney-General from 1973 to 1977; Senior Crown Counsel from 1977 to 1978; Acting Magistrate in 1989 and Acting Grand Court Judge from 2001 to 2016.

In 2016, Panton retired in as President of the Court of Appeal.

Presently, he serves as a Judge of the International Residual Mechanism for the Criminal Tribunals, a role he proudly assumed since 2016. He, during the period 1982 to 1988 was the Caribbean Representative on the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association; and from 2008 to 2017 was a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal.

Seymour Panton has been a Lay Preacher in the Methodist Church since 1981.

In his decorated years of service to the Jamaican people and the wider Caribbean, Panton earned and received the national honours of Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD) and Order of Jamaica (OJ). His service earned him to be honoured by the Cornwall Bar Association (twice), and the Jamaican Bar Association. He, in 2004 received The Hanover Homecoming “Bird of Paradise Award” for Leadership and was inducted into the Martin Rusea Hall of Fame in 2007.

Panton, continuing his leadership and passion for justice has been a Justice of the Peace for Kingston, since 2007 and currently holds the distinguished post of Chairman of the Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), a post he’s assumed since December 2018. He was named a Commissioner for the Integrity Commission in Jamaica in 2018 after the establishment of the Integrity Commission Act, and was later appointed as Chairman in September 2019, to lead the charge against corruption.


Mrs. Pamela Monroe Ellis was appointed Auditor General of Jamaica in 2008.

In 2012 she was appointed to the Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), where she served for 6 years. During her tenure at IFAC she served on both the Audit Committee and Chaired the Governance Committee for three years. Mrs. Monroe Ellis was appointed Secretary-General of the Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) in 2016. In the same year, she was appointed to serve as Jamaica's representative on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Audit Committee, which she Chaired until December 2019. Mrs. Monroe Ellis served the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) over 15 years combined as a member of its Audit Practice Committee, Public Sector Committee and Investigations Committee- four years as Chair. She is currently a Director on the Board of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI). Mrs. Monroe Ellis has been a member of the ACCA Global Forum for the Public Sector since January 2019. In May 2020 she was appointed Chair of the International Financial Reporting for Non-Profit Organizations (IFR4NPO) Steering Committee.

Mrs. Monroe Ellis was appointed to the Integrity Commission and Commission for Prevention of Commission in 2008; she served both Commissions until the merger of both to form Jamaica's New Integrity Commission, where she currently serves a Commissioner. She is currently a member of the Board of the Governor-General of Jamaica Trust. Mrs. Monroe Ellis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK).

Lloyd Hibbert

The Honourable Mr. Justice Lloyd Hibbert attended Wolmer’s Boys School and thereafter joined the staff of the Resident Magistrate’s Court as an Assistant Clerk of Courts.

He, after acting as a Clerk of Courts, in 1973, enrolled in the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies. In 1976 he graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree and thereafter was enrolled at the Norman Manley Law School from which he obtained the Certificate of Legal Education in 1978.

Later that year he joined the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) as an Assistant Crown Counsel and grew through the ranks to the position of Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions. In 1985, he acted as a Judge of the Family Court for St. James and Hanover. In 1995 he was appointed to the Inner Bar as one of Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel (QC).

In January 2001, Justice Hibbert was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court after acting in that position since January 2000 and remained there until his retirement in July 2017. During his tenure as Judge of the Supreme Court, he also acted as Judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and as a Judge of the Court of Appeal in Jamaica.

While at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Justice Hibbert served on the Boards of the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre and the National Drug Abuse Council and represented Jamaica at international conferences pertaining to drug law enforcement. He also did several presentations locally and regionally on the law relating to extraditions.

While serving at the Supreme Court Justice Hibbert was a member of the General Legal Council. In 2013, he represented Jamaica at the First EU-CELAC Judicial Summit held in Santiago Chile. In 2014 the National Honour of Order of Distinction, Commander Class (CD) was conferred on Justice Hibbert.

Justice Hibbert sat on the Emergency Powers Review Tribunal and is currently sitting on a similar Tribunal consequent on the declaration of States if Emergency for the Parishes of St. James, Westmoreland and Hanover in 2018 and 2019.

Justice Hibbert also serves as a member of the Financial Services Commission Appeals Tribunal, the Board of the Stella Maris Preparatory School and the Board of the St. Patrick’s Foundation.

Justice Lloyd Hibbert is married to Carol and is a Roman Catholic.

Mr. Eric Crawford, CD

Eric concluded a thirty-five-year career with PricewaterhouseCopers (PwC) Jamaica in June of 2015, twenty six of which he had partner responsibility for the delivery of Taxation services to the firm’s clientele, which comprised of multinationals, many of the largest foreign and domestic corporations, high net-worth individuals and statutory bodies. He also oversaw the delivery of Corporate Compliance Services (through Duke Corporation).

Eric is highly regarded in the business community for his ability to develop innovative, workable solutions for addressing the taxation needs of a wide variety of businesses, and has served as an advisor on a number of significant Government projects. He also chaired the Board of Trustees of the firm’s pension scheme, oversaw the termination of its defined benefits scheme and the establishment of a new defined contributions scheme which was one of the first to be registered in 2006 under new legislation regulating the operation of Pension Funds.

His professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers included a tour of duty with the Toronto office, and a one-year secondment to act as Chief Financial Officer of Jamaica National Investment Company Limited (now Development Bank of Jamaica), a Government-owned company holding shares in a number of Public Sector entities. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, he served as Chief Internal Auditor for the National Housing Trust (NHT). He was also a Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Trust between 1996 and 2000.

He was a member of the 2005 Government Committee on Tax Policy Reform and the Prime Minister’s Task Force on the Reform of the Education System. He presented submissions to several Parliamentary Committees on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) on taxation legislation, as well as the legislation revamping the regulatory framework for the Financial Sector. He also sat as a member of the Government Task Force for implementation of The General Consumption Tax.

He chaired the Public Accountancy Board for 18 years and is also the Chairman of Jamaica International Financial Services Authority (JIFSA), which is a statutory body mandated to advance the creation of an International Finance Centre in Jamaica. He is presently a Commissioner and chairs the Audit and Finance Committee of the Integrity Commission.

Eric is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ), of which he served as President between 1995 and 1997, as well as the UK Chartered Association of Certified Accountants where he was Jamaica’s Representative on its International Assembly in 1997/98.

He was Student of the Year in his final year at the College of Arts, Science & Technology (now the University of Technology) where he studied Business Administration.

Eric was recognized for his work as a Chartered Accountant when ICAJ honoured him with the Distinguished Member Award in 2014. His contribution to the profession was also recognized when he was conferred with the Order of Distinction for by the Governor General in 2016.

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H. Wayne Powell is a Business, Financial and Leadership consultant with a forty-five (45) year history in Banking and Finance both locally and internationally. His professional career has primarily been with Scotiabank in Jamaica where he served in many leadership positions ending with Executive Vice President in charge of the Retail Bank and several of its subsidiary companies. In addition, he served as an Alternate director of Scotiabank Jamaica Board well as chaired and/or served on several of the Bank’s subsidiary boards.

Over his forty-five-year career H. Wayne held several Clerical, Supervisory, Management and Leadership positions across the operational framework of the Bank covering Operations, Marketing, Finance, Investments, Corporate and Retail Banking. He has travelled extensively on behalf of the Bank to attend internal and external seminars, training, and work assignments. He has also chaired several of the bank’s operational, Investments and financial committees. To end his professional career at Scotiabank he served the International Bank as Vice President with responsibilities for the Retail Bank across eighteen (18) countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. In 2016, H. Wayne was conferred with the Order of Distinction (Officer Class) for his extraordinary contribution to the banking sector.

H. Wayne is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London and holds a master’s degree with honours from the Barry University. He also holds certificates in Marketing Management and Executive Management from the Ivy School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Since retiring from Scotiabank in January 2018, H. Wayne has been actively serving on several Private sector and public sector boards with many spanning the areas of Finance and Charity. He has extended his contribution to nation building as a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston as well as through his affiliation with the Rotary club of New Kingston as a past president.