Mrs. Donia J. Fuller-Barrett was appointed as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in May 2023, having acted in the role since December 2022. In this role, she is the Chief Legal Advisor to the Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director, and the wider Commission. She also manages the Corporate Board Secretariat.
Her journey with the Commission commenced in April 2019, as a Senior Legal Officer, where she distinguished herself in the provision of legal advice across the breadth of supervision and regulatory matters involving the Commission.
Prior to this, she served as a Crown Counsel (Ag) in the Attorney General’s Chambers where she enjoyed her time in the Litigation Division. In that role, she appeared in several matters of constitutional significance, including the legal challenge brought by the Jamaican Bar Association relative to the Proceeds of Crime (Designated Non-Financial Institution) Attorneys (Order), 2013, as well as the challenge to the legality of the National Identification System (NIDS).
Mrs. Fuller-Barrett holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, and successfully completed qualifications to be admitted to the Jamaican Bar at the Norman Manley Law School.
She is a Justice of the Peace and a member of several professional associations including the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Jamaican Bar Association.
Whilst Mrs. Fuller-Barrett has an avid interest in financial services law and regulation, her interest in the law extends broadly to corporate/commercial law, and she has written several published articles on the subject.
Mrs. Fuller-Barrett enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and watching lawn tennis in her spare time.