The Board is responsible for governance and the strategic direction of the Association. The twelve directors are members of the Association and are elected by its members at their annual general meetings. The President and Vice President are elected by the Directors. The Board comprises an Executive and three sub committees: Strategic Alliances, Media Relations & Membership Services and Research, Professional Development & Conference.
Colin Barnett is the Manager Human Resource Development and Administration at Petrojam Limited since October 28, 2019, with responsibility for human resources, records management and public relations.
Prior to joining Petrojam, Colin worked at Restaurant Associates Limited for 2 ½ years as Group Human Resources Director with overall responsibility for the HR function across the various business lines in Jamaica and the Caribbean and the HEART Trust/NTA for 23 years, 15 of which he served as Senior Director leading three Divisions - Human Resources, Information Systems and Technical Services and Workforce Development & Employment.
He is a current Director and Past President of the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ). His other Board affiliations include Jamaica Cricket Franchise Development Limited, HR Committees of Cricket West Indies and Jamaica Cricket Association, Jamaica Cadet Committee, National Housing Trust where he Chairs the Governance Committee and also sits on the HR Committee and Vice Chairman - Board of Management St. Hugh’s High School.
He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as well as the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Colin Barnett holds MBA in Human Resource Management, BBA in Management and the international professional designation of Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHRi).
Mr. Barnett is a Justice of the Peace and the Rector’s Warden for St. Philip’s Anglican Church.
He is an avid sportsman, who represented his alma mater Wolmer’s Boys School in cricket and football and also spent 20 years as a freelance sports broadcaster, covering a variety of sporting disciplines.