Mr. George Roper, FCA, FCCA, CISA(non-prac.), BSc (Hons)
is employed with the Bank of Jamaica as Deputy Governor with responsibility for Finance, Technology and Administration, having served as the Bank’s Supervision Evaluation Expert between August 2017 and February 2019. Prior to that, Mr Roper was the Vice President Compliance – Scotiabank Group Jamaica (2010 – 2017). In that position he had responsibility for the leadership and oversight of the AML/CFT and financial regulatory compliance programmes of Scotiabank and its affiliates in Jamaica.
Mr Roper was previously the Deputy Executive Director of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), taking up that position on April 1, 2007. The Commission is the public sector body responsible for regulating the investments, insurance and pension sectors in Jamaica. Mr Roper acted as Executive Director of the FSC in 2008, at a time during which the FSC fearlessly took decisive action against unregulated financial organizations. During that period, the FSC also made significant progress in the registration of pension funds. Mr Roper had previously served as Senior Director of Securitiesat the FSC and prior to that was its Senior Director of Examinations and Investigations.
Mr Roper is a former President and CEO of Mayo Holdings Limited (1998-1999) a management consultancy practice specializing in outsourced internal audit services for clients operating in the investment, merchant banking, fast food, real estate property management and hospitality industries. Mr Roper was also previously the Head of Information Systems Audit at ICWI Group (1992–1995) and Chief Internal Auditor at Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society (1995-1997). Over his career he has led and conducted audit assignments which uncovered fraud and irregularities in financial institutions based in North America, Jamaica, and other parts of the Caribbean.
Mr Roper is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (“ICAJ”); a Fellow of the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a B Sc. degree in Management Studies. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (“CISA”) having extensive experience in financial statement and information systems auditing which was gained while he was at PriceWaterhouse between 1984 and 1992.
Since July 12, 2021, Mr Roper was appointed as a Director of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Jamaica.
Mr. Roper is a member of the ICAJ’s Audit Practices Committee (1999 – present). He is a former member of the Public Accountancy Board (2014 to 2016), the body which registers public accountants (RPAs) and during his tenure contributed to the finalization of the PAB’s AML/CFT Guidelines for RPAs. Since 2011, he has been a member of the Board of Governors of the JSE’s e-Campus. Between 1997 and 1998, Mr. Roper was President of the Jamaica Chapter of the IIA and now serves as a member of the chapter’s Board of Governors (2013 to present). He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of North St Andrew and a proud past student of 100 plus year old Calabar High School, which has a rich tradition of achievement in academics, sports and the arts, making a significant contribution to the building of Jamaica as a nation state.