Board of Directors
Meet our Board of Directors.
Mr. Jeffrey Hall was appointed to the Board of Directors of Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited on August 28, 2012 and was subsequently appointed Chairman on November 27, 2014. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Producers Group Limited and has worked with that company since 2002.
Mr. Hall is a member of the Board of Directors of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited and The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited since November 26, 2007. He is also a director of Blue Power Group Limited., Agro-Investment Corporation, Institute of Jamaica, Kingston Wharves Limited, Jamaica Investment Promotions (JAMPRO) and Junior Achievement. He has practiced as an Attorney-at-Law and has served as a Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and the Bank of Jamaica.
Mr. Hall is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Harvard University and Washington University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Washington University and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Barbara A. Alexander is a practicing Attorney-at-Law since 1976. Ms. Alexander is a Consultant of the law firm, Myers, Fletcher & Gordon. Her experience includes Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Real Estate and Commercial Law.
Ms. Alexander serves on the Board of Governors of the United Way of Jamaica, chairs the Board of the Arts Foundation of the Edna Manley College and is an Executive Member of Jamaica Forum of the International Women’s Forum. She is a member of the Jamaica Bar Association and the Law Society of England, United Kingdom.
A graduate of The University of the West Indies, Ms. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Accounting.
Mrs. Angela Fowler was appointed to the Board of Directors on July 25, 2007.
Mrs Fowler is an Attorney-at-Law and Senior Partner of the law firm, Livingston, Alexander & Levy. She practices in the areas of commercial law, estate and corporate tax planning, pensions and employee benefits schemes.
Mrs. Fowler is a graduate of the University of the West Indies. She is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association, Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers’ Association and Deputy Chairperson of the Jessie Ripoll Primary School Board.
David Noel is the SVP & Head of the Caribbean Central & North and President & CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited. He assumed the position on November 1, 2017 after serving as the Deputy CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited from November 16, 2016 to October 31, 2017. As the SVP & Head Caribbean Central & North and President & CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica, David has the overall responsibility for the growth and profitable development of corporate, commercial and retail banking, insurance and wealth management through a network of branches and subsidiary companies across Jamaica, as well as the Central and North Caribbean islands. Prior to his Deputy CEO role, he served as the Managing Director for the Caribbean East region with responsibility for Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Maarten and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
David is an experienced banker, attorney-at-law and CFA Charterholder. He completed his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) and was called to the bar in Jamaica in 1997.
He joined Scotiabank Jamaica in 2001 as an Attorney in the Corporate & Legal department. He was appointed SVP, Senior Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary in 2003 with responsibility for the Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretarial Departments and was the principal legal adviser and head of compliance for the Scotiabank Jamaica Group. In June 2008, David moved to Toronto on a leadership development program and worked in Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, Global Risk Management and various International Banking departments.
W. David McConnell
Mr. W. David McConnell is co-managing Director and co-founder of Select Brands Limited a leading Wines and Spirits Company in Jamaica. Prior to the establishment of his business he held the position of Managing Director of Sales and Marketing for J. Wray and Nephew Limited with key responsibility for increasing profitability and developing brand positioning for the company’s products both locally and internationally.
Mr. McConnell sits on the Board of the Supreme Ventures Limited, a member of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and Ironrock Insurance Company, a member of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. He is also a Governor on the Board of Directors of Hillel Academy.
He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Miami and a B.A., in Marketing and International Business from Florida International University.
Audrey Richards is a Consultant with the Development Bank of Jamaica, with responsibility for the development of the ecosystem for Venture Capital and Private Equity in Jamaica.
She has held executive leadership positions in the Jamaican capital markets and has consulted for both private and public sector institutions, including the Inter-American Development Bank, Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica Stock Exchange, and the Financial Services Commission.
Ms. Richards sits on the Boards of British Caribbean Insurance Company Limited, Caribbean Mezzanine Fund 1, St. Andrew High School Foundation and the Board of Governors of the St. Andrew High School.
She holds an MBA (Finance) from the De Groote Graduate School of Business, McMaster University, Canada, and a BSc (Special Chemistry) from the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Dr. Adrian Stokes, Senior Vice President & Head of Insurance and Wealth Management, is responsible for the growth and profitability of both Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company and Scotia Investment Jamaica Limited.
Adrian joined the Scotia Group in 2010 where he was the VP responsible for Strategy and Product Development at Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited (SIJL). In 2012 he moved to BNSJ as Group Strategist with responsibilities covering all the subsidiaries of the Scotia Group. In 2013, he was appointed VP for Market Risk, Strategy, and Business Intelligence and was subsequently appointed to the role of Regional Director for Market Risk Management in October 2015.
Adrian has a successful background in Investment Management, Product Development, Corporate Strategy, and Risk Management.
He holds a PhD in International Finance from the University of Manchester and a MSc in Economics from the University of the West Indies. He is also a former Commonwealth Scholar.
Jascha Jabes is Vice President of International Private Banking and Onshore Brokerage at the Bank of Nova Scotia. In this role, Jascha is responsible for delivering business strategies aimed at increasing revenues and profitability of international private banking and offshore brokerage units, as well as leading the International Private Banking head office team in Toronto.
Since joining the Bank in 2007, Jascha has worked in several divisions including Precious Metals, Retail Distribution, Credit and International Corporate Banking. He was educated at Queen’s University and holds a Master’s degree from London School of Economics. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jascha worked in several public sector roles in Canada and the UK, including as an Analyst at the Privy Council Office, and a Senior Advisor to the Minister of Industry.
Jascha holds a Master of Science in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as a BA in Political Science, with Honours from Queen’s University. Jascha is an active member of the community serving on the board of Artscape and is a past vice-president at Holy Blossom Temple. Jascha lives with his family in Toronto
Meet our Board of Directors.