A Chartered Accountant and graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mr. Earl Jarrett is the General Manager of Jamaica National Building Society. He is also the Honorary Secretary of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, and a member of the Executive Board of the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI). He is a Director of the Gleaner Company’s UK and North American Boards.
Mr. Jarrett is also the North American Regional Director of the FIA; a Director of the FIA Foundation; Director of the Edna Manley College Arts Foundation; Chairman of the Jamaican Diaspora Foundation; Chairman of Mona GeoInformatics Institute; and a Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI). He currently serves as a Member of the National Council of Jamaica, Order of St John; and The University of the West Indies Mona Campus Council.
He has received numerous awards for his contribution to nation building, including the Pelican Award from The University of the West Indies, the Caribbean Luminary Award from the American Foundation of The University of the West Indies and the Hummingbird Award for International Achievement from the American Friends of Jamaica.
In August 2008, he was appointed to the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for service in the financial sector. In November 2010, he was conferred with the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) honoris causa by the University of Technology Jamaica. He was again conferred with the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) honoris causa by The University of the West Indies Mona Campus in November 2011.