Trevor Riley is the Chief Executive Officer of the SAJ, its subsidiaries and related companies. He leads a team of over 650 persons providing a range of services, including the supply of labour, security and Information Technology services to the Port of Kingston.
Mr. Riley serves as Company Secretary for ADVANTUM, formerly Port Computer Services Limited (PCS), and for Assessment Recoveries Limited (ARL). He is a Trustee of the Kingston Portworkers’ Superannuation Fund, the SAJ Staff Pension Fund and the Caribstar and Associates Pension Fund.
A Justice of the Peace for the Parish of Kingston, he is also a past student of Kingston College, and graduate of the University of the West Indies and Kingston University in Britain. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree (Kingston, UK), a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Technology, the Diploma in Mass Communications, (UWI) and the Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute for Journalism, (IIJ) Berlin, Germany. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), United Kingdom and has also completed the Harvard University Programme on Negotiation.
Ms. Andrea McGibbon joined the team at the SAJ in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. In 2014, she was promoted the position of Deputy General Manager/Deputy Group CEO and is now also COO of Advantum.
A Certified Public Accountant, she has over fifteen years of experience in financial and strategic management. An innovative and driven accounting professional, Ms. McGibbon leads the business planning, accounting and budgeting functions of the SAJ Group while maintaining effective internal controls and financial procedures to safeguard the assets of the association and mitigate risks.
Prior to joining the SAJ, Andrea worked in the insurance industry where she served in key managerial positions including Financial Planning and Expense Control, Management Accountant and Supervisor- Budgeting and Cash Flow.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies, she holds a Masters and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
Three-time winner of the Policeman of the Year award, Raymond Ernandez made a sterling contribution to the community relations portfolio of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) before embarking on his career as an Accounting professional.
Raised by a father who also served the JCF, Mr. Ernandez entered the ‘family business’ after graduating from Ardenne High School in 1993. While serving the JCF he decided to pursue further studies and discovered he was a natural at accounting and enrolled at the University of the West Indies where he earned his bachelor’s degree with honours in accounting and management studies. He later completed a master of science degree in accounting.
After serving his country for 11 years, Mr. Ernandez made the decision to pursue employment in corporate Jamaica to gain experience in the field of accounting. He obtained employment in the financial sector in 2006 and spent the time mastering his skills prior to joining the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) financial controller (FC) in November 2014. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica, he was appointed Group Financial Controller in February 2016.
Terrence Brooks joined the association in 1995 as Recruiting Clerk. He is a second generation employee of the SAJ following in the footsteps of his father, Rudolph Brooks, who was one of the Association’s most noteworthy and influential stevedores.
Mr. Brooks is a proven high performer who has received successive promotions before being accorded full responsibility for all Human Resource Management and Development functions in the SAJ and associated companies. He was previously Manager, Labour Planning and Deployment, Recruiting Supervisor and Senior Operations Officer.
A specialist in labour planning and a practised data analyst, Mr. Brooks has direct responsibility for the management and deployment of a pool of close to 600 stevedores and specialist workers to the Port of Kingston as well as for a team of 16 administrative staff. His experience encompasses areas of trend forecasting, industrial relations, strategy development and planning.
A Kingston College Old Boy, Mr. Brooks has certification in supervisory management and industrial relations and is currently pursuing advanced studies in the field of business administration.
Mrs. Dionne Gordon has served the SAJ for 30 years. She joined the Association as secretary to the Deputy Training and Welfare Manager in 1986 and served several managers, including successive General Managers. In 2009, she was promoted to the post of Property and Executives Services Officer and in 2010, became the Operations Manager, Property and Administration.
Mrs. Gordon is a results-oriented professional, with training in strategic planning, managing projects and operations. She has a proven record of success in planning and executing large meetings, conferences and events. At present, she also assists the Caribbean Shipping Association as the manager of two annual conferences.
She holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialisation in Strategic Planning and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Finance from Heriot Watt University in Scotland. She is also the recipient of an Associate of Science Degree in management from the University of the West Indies.
The Operations Manager, Finance, Miss Hall has over 15 years’ experience in accounting. She has been with the SAJ since 2002, and provides training at the entry level for new staff while overseeing and monitoring the daily accounting and finance operations of SAJ and its subsidiaries.
Her areas of expertise include: accounts and financial operations, management accounts, cash flow control, financial analysis, budget preparations and payroll and taxes.
Ms. Hall holds a Master of Business Administration, Finance from Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Social Science, Accounting and Management Studies from the University of West Indies, Mona.
Ms. Budd came to the SAJ in April 2015 having served as a journalist and communications professional for 24 years. She joined the Association’s Secretariat after working in banking at National Commercial Bank where she served as its Corporate Communications Officer.
She brings her vast experience in traditional and New Media and well honed Editorial, Scriptwriting and Speechwriting skills to her role, having worked as Editor of the Sunday Observer, Radio News Editor with the RJR Communications Group, and producer/reporter/presenter at CVM TV and JBC TV.
Ms. Budd holds a BA in Media and Communications from CARIMAC, UWI, Mona and a diploma in Marketing, UWI.
Ms. Johnson recently joined the SAJ as making her the first female to hold this position. Her responsibilities include the overall management of the SAJ’s Recruiting Centre which is hub through which labour is requested and efficiently and effectively supplied to port operators.
Passionate about human capital, she is a seasoned Human Resource Professional who has held various Human Resource positions primarily in the manufacturing sector throughout her 7-year professional career.
Ms. Johnson holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Management Institute for National Development where she achieved the top performer award for 2013 and a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Human Resource Management from the University of West Indies, Mona.
Joining SAJ’s HR Team in 2016 as The Operations Manager, HR & Training, Dorraine has oversight for the SAJ training activities as well packaging developmental programs which will benefit the shipping industry.
She has nine and a half years’ experience in initiating, planning and executing strategies that deliver superior results. Her broad experience includes work in benefits, employee relations, talent acquisition and management. She has experience in various industries including financial services and insurance.
Dorraine earned her Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Development and a Bachelor of Social Science, Psychology and Human Resource Management from the University of West Indies, Mona.