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Mr. Devon Rowe

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Devon L. Rowe is currently the Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD).  He joined CARICAD in 2016 following his many years of contribution to public service in Jamaica.

His career has spanned varying government organisations and he has represented the Jamaican government at several international high-level meetings, including meetings with the International Monetary Fund which resulted in the successful Extended Fund Facility. Through Mr. Rowe’s efforts and coordination, several fiscal policy initiatives have been implemented. 

A career public servant, he has had senior level appointments:

  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Community Development and Sport
  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Environment
  • Director General in the Office of the Prime Minister
  • Commissioner of Customs (Interim Head)
  • Director General in the Ministry of Finance and Public Service
  • Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Public Service
  • He has been appointed to the Boards of several Public-Sector Companies in investment, development finance, infrastructure, and health.  

He is the holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of the West Indies, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

In 2014, Mr. Rowe was acknowledged for his work and outstanding contribution to public service by the Government of Jamaica and received the Order of Distinction, Commander Rank.