Mrs. Velmore Lawrence
Mrs. Velmore Lawrence, was born in St. Ann on February 13, 1955. She had her early education at Holmwood Technical High School, where she was the Head Girl in 1978.
She is a Retired Career Banker, spanning 42 years, over which time she held many and varied managerial positions in Retail as well as Corporate Banking. She retired in June 2014, having served lastly as the General Manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Building Society and a Director of the Bank’s Board, then Head of the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Mortgage Sales and Support Unit.
Mrs. Lawrence was commissioned as a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of St. Andrew in 2012. She is a Board Member of the Kiwanis Foundation of Jamaica, The Kiwanis Club of Eastern St. Andrew, and Solvent Financial Services Ltd. She also held a seat on the Board of Jamaica Junior Achievement, a Non- Government Organization and a Corporate Representative on the Board of The Governor General’s Achievements Awards. She was a Volunteer Teacher at the St. Francis Primary School and a Mentor for the Y.U.T.E. programme. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Jamaica Theological Seminary and a Self Employed Management Consultant specializing in Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Culture.
Mrs. Lawrence is an Associate of the Canadian Institute of Bankers (AICB), holds a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Finance; and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree majoring in Finance, from the University of Manchester, England.
She is passionate about the development of young children, hence most of her 25 years in Kiwanis Service has been spent in Administering that organization’s Service Leadership Programmes in schools.
Divorced, a mother of four children, and a grandmother, Mrs. Lawrence enjoys the visual and performing arts, collects Jamaican Memorabilia and is an avid reader.