Mr. Dennis Brown, Commissioner

 Mr. Dennis Brown, Commissioner

Dennis is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Jamaica. He was an assurance partner and served inter alia, as the Risk Management Partner (RMP) with specific responsibility for the risk management of the firm and had responsibility also for ensuring compliance with the International Firms’ network requirements.

He was appointed Chairman of the Accounting Standards Committee (ASC) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) that has responsibility for issuing accounting standards for financial reporting in Jamaica. As Chairman, he had the primary responsibility for driving the adoption and application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as Jamaica's national accounting standards. His strategy document was adopted as a toolbox model by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

He was invited to make presentations at and participated in Sessions at the Inter-governmental Group on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Developments (UNCTAD) in Geneva.

He subsequently was selected to join a Consultative Group appointed by UNCTAD to develop a capacity building framework for accounting and reporting. The final output document was presented for discussion to the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on International Standards on Accounting and Reporting at the 28th Session of their meeting.

He was also invited by UNCTAD to participate in a study of corporate governance in the Caribbean region for comparison with other developing nations. The three-member group study, involving a representative of Trinidad and Tobago, UNCTAD and himself, presented the findings to a plenary session of the Inter-governmental Group of Experts at UNCTAD, Geneva.

He is a former director of Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI), a company incorporated in Trinidad and Tobago that promotes corporate governance throughout the Caribbean.

He was as a director and Audit Committee Chair of Key Insurance Company Limited and Chairman of Lions Club of Kingston Sight Foundation. Currently, he is a director and member of the governance

committee of Northern Caribbean University, director and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of Andrews Memorial Company Limited, and member of the Implementation Oversight Committee for Corporate Governance of the Ministry of Finance.