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  • The current Board has tendered its resignation, which will take effect on December 31.
  • The Minister took the opportunity to formally introduce JADCO’s new Executive Director, Carey Brown.
  • Mr. Brown brings to the Commission, a unique skills-set combining administrative and financial management with training in the field of chemistry.

A new Board of Directors is to be appointed for the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO).

Minister with responsibility for Sport in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, revealed at a press briefing on November 22, that the current Board has tendered its resignation, which will take effect on December 31.

“Quite recently, JADCO’s Commissioners met and acknowledged that there is a public perception of the existence of conflicts of interests among some of the members of the Commission.

“The Commissioners have taken a decision, in the national interest and in order to facilitate the restructuring of JADCO, to tender their resignations, which will take effect on December 31, 2013.  The Prime Minister respects the decision of the Commissioners and has accepted their resignations,” Mrs. Neita Headley said.

The Minister thanked the Commissioners, whom she said, gave tirelessly of their time and service over the past two years.

“As I have indicated before, the distinguished Jamaicans, who were asked by the Prime Minister to serve as Commissioners of JADCO are persons of the highest integrity and they have given dedicated service to improve the administration and regulation of our sport and anti-doping programmes. We have every confidence in their abilities and commitment to ensuring that our sport and anti-doping programmes are regulated and administered beyond reproach,” she stated.

The Minister took the opportunity to formally introduce JADCO’s new Executive Director, Carey Brown to the press.

She said that Mr. Brown’s appointment heralds an advancement of JADCO’s mission and Jamaica’s anti-doping programme, as he brings to the Commission, a unique skills-set combining administrative and financial management with training in the field of chemistry.

“I am personally looking forward to the further development of JADCO under his leadership,” the Minister said.