Mark Barnett

On August 1, 2015, Mr. Mark Barnett was appointed President of the National Water Commission (NWC), Jamaica’s primary potable water and wastewater service provider.

Mr. Barnett is an Engineer with extensive experience, managing both technical and commercial operations for water and waste water services at the NWC over the course of his employment.

He has served the NWC in various capacities, the most recent being those of Vice President for Wastewater Operations and Vice President for Technical Support.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Waste and Water Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of the West Indies; and a Diploma in Chemical Technology from the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) among his educational qualifications.

Mr. Barnett is a leader who is very aware of the NWC’s critical role in national development, and uses his wide expertise to positively impact the various areas of the company’s operations.

Under the present structure, the President is assisted by five (5) Vice Presidents who are responsible for the areas of Investment and Performance Monitoring; Corporate Services; Divisional Operations (East and West) and Engineering and Capital Projects.

Vice Presidents

Fabian Christie

Vice President – Corporate Services

The Vice President for Corporate Services, Mrs. Edwards-Gyles, assumes the responsibilities to provide effective and strategic leadership to the functional areas of Human Resource, Industrial Relations Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Security and Property & Facilities Management. Like the other Vice Presidents, she is accountable to the President for the achievement of all objectives and targets under her purview in order that the Commission fulfils its Vision of being the number one Water Utility in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Fabian Christie

Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mr. Christie assumes responsibility for the areas of Financial Planning & Control; Treasury & Financial Reporting; Procurement & Cash Management; as well as the use of a range of financial forecasting and support information to assist executive decision-making.

Garth Jackson

Vice President, Engineering and Capital Projects

Mr. Jackson has responsibility for Infrastructure Planning & Design and Project Implementation to include Engineering Designs & Standards; Sub-Division & Development Approvals; Technical & Civil Works; Project Finance & Administration; and Project Controls.

Kevin Kerr

Vice President - Divisional Operations -West

Reporting to the President, Mr. Kerr will oversee the Western Division, with responsibility for Production & Maintenance; Customer Service Delivery; NRW & Energy Cost Management; Supply Chain Management; and Environment Monitoring & Compliance. The position will also lead the evaluation of operational performance to enable improvements in the processes, technology while balancing effectiveness and financial considerations.

Board of Commissioners

The National Water Commission (NWC) welcomes the announced appointment of a new Board of Commissioners headed by Chairman, Mr. Michael Shaw.

The new Board of Commissioners as announced by Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) for a 3 year period, effective October 12, 2020 consists of:-

Mr. Michael Shaw Chairman
Mr. Steven Fong-Yee Deputy Chairman
Mr. Baron Stewart NWC Commissioner
Mr. Gavin Jordan NWC Commissioner
Mr. Stephen Edwards NWC Commissioner
Mr. Tyrone Robinson NWC Commissioner
Ms. Adonia Chin NWC Commissioner
Ms. Marion Sophia Brown NWC Commissioner
Ms. Opal Whyte NWC Commissioner