Broadcasting Commission

Government of Jamaica 

Commissioners

Commissioners are appointed by His Excellency the Governor-General for a period of five (5) years. The current Commission term commenced November 1, 2021.

Professor Lloyd Waller, Ph.D., MSc., B.Sc. - Chairman

Professor Lloyd Waller, Ph.D., MSc., B.Sc. - Chairman

Professor Waller is Professor of Digital Transformation Policy and Governance in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona and over the last ten years, has published over 100 articles, books, book chapters, scientific research papers, and technical reports on subjects including digital transformation, ICT for development, electronic governance and innovations in governance.

He has also managed several local, regional, and international research projects which focused on harnessing information and communication technologies for the development of Jamaica. Prof. Waller sits on several national, regional, and international committees, boards and commissions. He is also the Executive Director of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre.

Mrs. Patricia Sinclair McCalla, CD, M.A., M.Sc., B.Ed., Dip. Public Admin.

Mrs. Patricia Sinclair McCalla, CD, M.A., M.Sc., B.Ed., Dip. Public Admin.

Pat Sinclair McCalla is a retired public servant.  Her last appointment was as Chief Executive Officer of the Public Sector Transformation Unit in the Office of the Cabinet. She previously served as Permanent Secretary to three Prime Ministers, Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency and Director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, among other positions in the public service.

Mr. Aldrick "Allie" McNab, OD, J.P.

Mr. Aldrick "Allie" McNab, OD, J.P.

Mr. Aldrick “Allie” McNab is a former broadcaster with approximately 30 years of experience. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Visual Vibe Limited, a LED/Videoboard advertiser. He is also the Prime Minister’s representative on the University Council of the University of Technology, Jamaica; which has overall responsibility for the management of the University.

Dr Anna Kasafi Perkins, Ph.D., MPhil., B.A. (Theology)

Dr Anna Kasafi Perkins, Ph.D., MPhil., B.A. (Theology)

Dr Anna Kasafi Perkins is a quality assurance and ethics professional. A theologian by training, she is currently a Senior Programme Officer, Quality Assurance Unit, at Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies. She is also an adjunct faculty member at St Michael’s Theological College. She has been involved in broadcasting in various ways over the years. She is a published author of books, book chapters and journal articles, including. “Keeping it clean?: Critical media literacy, morality and Jamaican Dancehall”. Her most recent publications are Ethics Amidst COVID-19: A Brief Ethics Handbook for Caribbean Policymakers and Leaders (2020), co-authored with Professor R. Clive Landis, and Rough Riding: Tanya Stephens and the Power of Music to Transform Society (2021), co-edited with Adwoa Onuora and Ajamu Nangwaya.

Mr. Colin D.W. Maxwell, FCA

Mr. Colin D.W. Maxwell, FCA

Mr. Colin Maxwell was PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Jamaica’s Territory Senior Partner from 1 July 2011 until his retirement on 30 June 2015. He has over 36 years’ experience in public accounting, having joined PwC in 1978 and was admitted to partnership in 1991. He was a pioneer in computer audit in Jamaica, having been trained as a computer audit specialist both in Canada and the United Kingdom early in his career. Mr Maxwell is a Fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants based in the United Kingdom and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica.

Ms. Nassalie Brown, Attorney-at-Law

Ms. Nassalie Brown, Attorney-at-Law

Ms. Nassalie Brown is an Attorney-at-Law who was called to the Jamaican Bar in December 2020. Her practice primarily spans (not limited to) Corporate  Finance and Commercial law where she provides legal advice and support to companies , directors , prospective investors and shareholders  on a range of corporate matters . Nassalie was recently appointed to the National Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (NYACJ) and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Secretariat Committee. The NYACJ is a non-partisan organization that provides support to the Government of Jamaica in mainstreaming youth issues into national policies and development strategies in order to create spaces and opportunity for young people to become empowered.

Dr Maria Myers-Hamilton, Managing Director, Spectrum Management Authority Jamaica

Dr Maria Myers-Hamilton, Managing Director, Spectrum Management Authority Jamaica

Dr. Maria Myers-Hamilton has been a pioneer in the Telecommunications field for over 30 years and is on a mission to improve coverage and connectivity for the digitally under-served citizens of Jamaica. From her current position as Managing Director at the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), she maintains a birds-eye view of the country’s ever-expanding canopy of communication technology and spearheads initiatives that broaden and bolster digital accessibility where it matters most.

Her pursuits are grounded in the principles of education and the advancement of human knowledge and understanding. She holds a Doctorate in Education (Ed. D) in Instructional Technology & Distance Learning from the Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education. Dr. Myers-Hamilton currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Task Force, an inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting the development of the Caribbean information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. She is also Sub-Committee Chairwoman in the National Council on Education, the Director of the Jamaica Autism Support Association, and Trustee Chairperson of the e-Gov Jamaica Pension Fund.

Rev. Dr. Gareth Phillips, Ph.D., M.A., B.Sc.

Rev. Dr. Gareth Phillips, Ph.D., M.A., B.Sc.

Reverend Dr. Gareth Phillips is the President of L.I.F.E. Bible College, Jamaica. He is a former Vice Dean, for the Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies at the University of Technology, Jamaica where he had primary responsibility for quality assurance and general oversight of the curriculum development process. He led the team that designed the Entertainment Design, Production and Technology programme, and was also the Project Lead for the ICT Curriculum for Teachers through the Ministry of Education and Youth.

Mr. Alexander Shaw, Attorney-at-Law

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Vision

To be an innovative regulator that leads and facilitates the development and advancement of a dynamic electronic communications sector for the benefit of Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Mission

To ensure a successful national transition to a digital economy, using the empowering and liberating potential of technological innovation to encourage new forms of business, social, cultural and media development while protecting the people of Jamaica from potential abuses of communication and influence.

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