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About IIA Jamaica Inc.
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.


​​​​​Executive Officers
Tamara Baugh-Brissett, President
  
As a professional my ultimate goal is to provide transformational leadership as an Executive Director within a reputable firm, assessing and improving the functions of its entities whilst driving change towards greater levels of efficiency, transparency and accountability.  I am a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and being certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), I believe I am exceptionally qualified and competent to manage, as well as add value in any organization.  I have over thirteen (13) consecutive years experience in the field of accounting and auditing at various levels within the Public and Private sectors; to include Accounting Clerk, Accounting Technician, Assistant Auditor and Audit Supervisor, Compliance Officer, Audit Manager and now General Manager Audit Services.  Two of my professional accomplishments while in the private sector included; successful implementation of the COSO Internal Control Integrated Framework throughout nineteen (19) company branches, and development and revision of business critical policies and procedures to address weaknesses and operational gaps. To this end I designed and developed a management tool to assess operational and financial activities within the organization – this was quickly accepted and implemented by the Board of Directors in all branches. I am a remarkably gifted and knowledgeable Internal Auditor with huge background in carrying out an independent appraisal of the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which an organization's financial and operational resources are managed; acting as a facilitator in business risk management and carrying out value for money (VFM) reviews, thereby assisting the management and the trustees of the organization in the effective discharge of their responsibilities.
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David Hall, Immediate Past President​

Mr. David Hall has extensive experience in Operational Management., IT, Audit Management, Risk Management and Corporate Governance and has held senior management positions in Jamaica and Internationally. These include serving as Chief Audit Executive for Cable & Wireless International with responsibilities for Panama, the Caribbean and the USA. His portfolio also covered technology audits for the UK and International Businesses including Macau and Monaco.  Among his other management positions, he has held the position of Chief Internal Auditor of Grace Kennedy Limited with overall audit responsibilities covering the Group of companies ranging from Banking & Investments, Insurance, Retail, Money Services, Manufacturing and Distribution. He currently serves in the capacity of an International Consultant.

Email:  davidyasmin@aol.com 
Telephone:  (876) 997-1040

Jacaqueline Chevers, VP Membership.jpgJacaqueline Chevers, VP Membership​

Mrs. Chevers is an accomplished public sector auditor and previously served at the Ministry of Education, Jamaica Information Service, Ministry of Labour,  Social Security & Sports, and the Post & Telecommunications Department. A Certified Parenting Facilitator, she has been at the Ministry of National Security since 2000 where she is currently the Chief Internal Auditor.

Email:  jacquelinechevers@yahoo.com
Telephone:  (876) 869-7438
Keisha Simpson, VP Public Relations.jpgKeisha Simpson, VP Public Relations
 
Uriel Walker, VP Seminars
Mr. Walker was previously employed at the Technology Plus Company Ltd. and was responsible for the  accounting of the branch network of Kingston Bookshop Ltd.  He is currently the Internal Auditor at the Jamaica Tourist Board and is pursuing the Certified Public Accounting certification. Mr. Walker is an avid sports fan and a former athlete and footballer of Camperdown High School.

Email:  uwalker@visitjamaica.com
Telephone:  (876) 336-1846​
 
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Blaine Baker, Assistant Treasurer.jpgBlaine Baker, Assistant Treasurer
 
Tricia-Ann Smith, Secretary.jpgTricia-Ann Smith-DaSilva, Secretary
 
Tricia-Ann is a Senior Manager in the PwC Jamaica’s Assurance practice, with over 11 years experience in providing IT and financial audit services to a wide spectrum of clients. She has extensive experience in the preparation and review of consolidated accounts in accordance with IFRS, and reporting on the accounts of groups of companies. Her experience also includes the review of complex transactions including reorganisations, acquisition of non-controlling interests, and disposal of subsidiaries.  In addition as an IT auditor, she is very skilled at the performance of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATS), which guarantee efficiency and effectiveness in the audits of entities with multiple transactions and complex systems.
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Simone Ramsay-Knight, VP Academics.jpgSimone Ramsay-Knight, VP Academics

Mrs. Ramsay Knight has extensive experience in the field of Auditing in both the private and public sectors having been employed to Mair Russell & Partners, The Jamaica Customs Department, The Director General’s Executive Office – Tax Administration, and the Revenue Protection Division. Currently, she is the Senior Business Audit Manager at GraceKennedy Limited.   Mrs. Ramsay-Knight is a Certified Revenue Agent and Trainer, and a member of the Executive Board of the Edith Dalton James High School, and past Chapter President and Senator of  Junior Chamber International, St. Andrew (Jaycees).

Email:  simone.ramsay-knight@gkco.com
Telephone:  (876) 809-5339
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Board of Governors
Colling Greenland, Chairman.jpgCollin Gr​​​eenland, Chairman​
 
Mr. Collin Greenland attended Jamaica College and is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Birmingham University (U.K.) and Barry University (U.S.A.) where he gained an Undergraduate Honors Degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, respectively. Mr. Greenland has had a distinguished career in Internal Auditing, Fraud Investigation and Forensic Accounting, and has extensive managerial experience in both the private and public sectors, which included life insurance, the media, agro-industry, banking and consultancy. He has participated in numerous seminars, workshops, colloquia and public fora both locally and abroad in his various fields, and is a well-known contributor to local and international journals and newspapers. He also specializes in fraud prevention, detection and investigation and holds the distinction of being Jamaica’s first Certified Fraud Examiner, first Certified Financial Services Auditor and first Certified Forensic Consultant.  
Mr. Greenland lectures and consults locally in all aspects of white-collar crime, and appears in courts as an expert witness in Fraud and Forensic Accounting, both locally and abroad. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Kaizen Management Consulting and Investment Company. He is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditor, is a Past President of the Jamaica Chapter, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors. Mr. Greenland is also currently the Deputy Chairman of the Government of Jamaica Audit Commission. He is also a member of the Association of Fraud Examiners, The Jamaica Institute of Management (Fellow), The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and The American College of Forensic Examiners.
Pamella Monroe-Ellis.jpgPamella Monroe-Ellis

Mrs. Pamela Monroe-Ellis has been attached to the Auditor General’s Department since 1997 to present. She has been serving as Auditor General with effect from April 2008. She was previously the Divisional Director of Audit (Deputy Auditor General) between August 2002 to March 31, 2008.  
Mrs. Monroe Ellis served as the Chief Accountant at Home Books and Research Services during the period June 1994 to December 1996, and she was formerly employed as a Staff Accountant at Price Water House Coopers between August 1990 and May 1994.  
Mrs. Monroe Ellis’ institutional involvement includes the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) from 1999 to present where she has served on the Public Sector, Audit Practice and Investigation Committees. Mrs. Monroe Ellis is currently a member of the Integrity Commission, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, the Government of Jamaica Audit Commission and the Financial Administration and Audit Selection Board.  
In addition she is a member of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Audit Review Committee, INTOSAI’s Working Group for Values and Benefits for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and the Association for Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) Global Forum for the Public Sector.​
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Bruce Scott​Bruce Scott.jpg

Bruce L. Scott is the partner responsible for the Risk and Controls Practice at PwC Jamaica. His professional experience spans more than 22 years at PwC, working in Jamaica and the Caribbean region and includes six months working at PwC Toronto. Mr. Scott also worked on a PwC Global product development team where he was responsible for one of the work streams.  Mr. Scott is chairman of the Membership Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and a member of the Council of the ICAJ. He has extensive experience helping companies develop and maintain their internal audit departments and enterprise and operational risk management infrastructures. He also has extensive experience conducting financial statements audits.  Mr. Scott is a regular conference speaker and recently co-authored an article titled, “Completing the ERM Circle,” which was published in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) UK magazine as well as a whitepaper for the IIA.  Mr. Scott is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAJ, a Chartered Certified Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Certified Public Accountant through the state of Colorado, a Certified Internal Auditor, and is certified in Risk and Information System Control, among several other certifications, including an MBA in Finance from the University of Manchester (UK) Manchester Business School. Mr. Scott was one of the youngest people ever to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in the Caribbean at the age of 21.​

 
George Roper.jpg​George Roper

​​Mr. Roper is the Vice President Compliance – Scotiabank Group, a post he assumed on September 1, 2010.  In that position he has responsibility for the leadership and oversight of the AML/CFT and financial regulatory compliance programmes of Scotiabank.  Mr. Roper and his team also provide oversight and technical support to the compliance officers and units based in Scotia Investments Jamaica, Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Co. and Scotia Jamaica Building Society.  ​​He was previously the Deputy Executive Director of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), taking up that position on April 1, 2007.  The Commission is the public sector body responsible for regulating the investments, insurance and pension sectors in Jamaica.  Mr. Roper acted as Executive Director of the FSC in 2008, during which the FSC, working closely with law enforcement agencies, took decisive action against unregulated financial organizations.  During that period the FSC also made significant progress in the registration of pension funds.  Mr. Roper had previously served as Senior Director of Securities at the FSC and prior to that he was the FSC’s first Senior Director of Examinations and Investigations.  Mr. Roper is a former President and CEO of Mayo Holdings Limited (1998-1999) a management consultancy practice specializing in outsourced internal audit services for clients operating in the investment and merchant  banking, fast food, real estate property management and hospitality industries.  Mr. Roper was also previously the Senior Information Systems Audit Manager at ICWI Group (1992–1995) and Assistant Vice President Internal Audit at Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society (1995-1997).  Over his career he has led and conducted audit assignments which uncovered fraud and irregularities in financ​ial institutions based in Jamaica, the USA and Puerto Rico. 
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Mr. Roper is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (“ICAJ”); a Fellow of the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a B Sc. degree in Management Studies.​   He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (“CISA”) having extensive experience in financial statement and information systems auditing which was gained while he was at Price Waterhouse, now Pricewaterhouse Coopers, between 1984 and 1992).  Mr. Roper has been a vibrant, effective and much sought after presenter at conferences and seminars held in Central and South America, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom.   He has delivered presentations at events organized by prestigious organizations such as the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas, The International Symposium on Economic Crime (based at Cambridge University in the UK), the Jamaica chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (“IIA”), the ICAJ, the FSC, the IMF administered Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre, the Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Caribbean Group of Securities Regulators, the Caribbean Association of Insurance Regulators, the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services, the Jamaica Bankers Association and the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  Mr. Roper serves the Accounting profession through his membership of the ICAJ’s Audit Practices Committee since 1999.  He was invited in 2011 to join the Board of Governors of the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s e-Campus. In addition, between 1997 and 1998 Mr. Roper was President of the Jamaica Chapter of the IIA.  He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of North St Andrew and a proud past student of the now 100 year old Calabar High School which has a rich tradition of achievement in academics, sports and the arts.

 

 

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