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Senator Dr. the Honourable Dana Morris Dixon is Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister and has direct oversight for Skills and Digital Transformation.

Dr. Dixon is a 2004 Fulbright Scholar and an alum of the University of the West Indies where she completed BSs. Economics (First Class Honours) and MSc. Government (Distinction). She is also a graduate of Josef Korbel School of International Studies where she completed a PhD in International Studies, as well as the executive programme of the Harvard Business School.

She has served as a senior executive of the Jamaica National Group and also served as Managing Director of JN General Insurance Ltd., one of the key subsidiaries of the Group. She has executed numerous large-scale strategic projects including launch of the first Caribbean bank to be authorized in the United Kingdom in 2020, as well as the reorganization of the Jamaica National Group that created JN Bank and the new Group structure in 2017.  While on secondment from the JN Group to the Bank of Jamaica, she also led the successful completion of the National Risk Assessment for Jamaica in 2021 which is a key component of Jamaica’s FATF Action Plan.

Dr. Dixon has also served in senior public sector roles in the Office of the Prime Minister and JAMPRO.

Dr. Dixon started her career as an academic at the University of the West Indies (UWI) where she taught several courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. During her tenure with the UWI she also worked on the Jamaica Economy Project which was the precursor to the successful Caribbean Policy Research Institute.

She is fiercely committed to the advancement of women as senior executives, on boards, and in politics, and has served on numerous boards and committees.

Given her passion for Education, she served on the Jamaica Education Transformation Commission, and she also serves on the Archdiocese of Kingston Education Commission. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Campion College, her alma mater.

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