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Board of Directors

The JAMCOPY Board comprises 14 members representing 7 creators groups ( authors and publishers), 3 user groups, 3 competency based Directors (legal, communication and accounting) and 1 Government representative.

JAMCOPY Board of Directors

DIANNE DALEY MCCLURE (Chair), SHIRLEY CARBY, NOEL FRANCIS, LILYCLAIRE BELLAMY, HELENE COLEY-NICHOLSON, ANNIE PAUL, PATRICIA REID-WAUGH, YVONNE GRINAM-NICHOLSON, TANYA BATSON-SAVAGE, JUNETTE GRANDISON

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DIANNE DALEY MCCLURE

DIANNE DALEY MCCLURE was appointed Chairman of the JAMCOPY Board in November 2015. She is founding partner of FOGA DALEY (2000) and heads the law firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department. Her professional memberships include the International Association of the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) and the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA). She has authored several publications including a monograph on Jamaica’s Intellectual Property Laws published in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International (2008) and the Jamaica Chapter on Copyright in Copyright throughout the World, West (2009). She was also a founding Director, and Legal Advisor of JAMCOPY.

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SHIRLEY CARBY

Founding member of JAMCOPY, SHIRLEY CARBY, Vice-Chairman, is the Chairman of Carlong Publishers (Caribbean) Limited whose principal activities are the publication and distribution of textbooks and creative literature for Caribbean primary and secondary schools. A former Teacher of English to high school students, she was also the Founding Chairman of JAMCOPY, and the Book Industry Association of Jamaica. In 2007, Shirley Carby was conferred with the National Honour of Officer of the Order of Distinction (OD) for her contribution to Publishing and Literacy Development.

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NOEL FRANCIS

Founding member of JAMCOPY, NOEL FRANCIS, OD, Honorary Treasurer, is a hydrographer. He has overseen the survey and dredging of the Kingston and Montego Bay Harbours (Jamaica) and Gross Islet Harbour in St. Lucia among other locations. A member of the ARICS (Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), he has served as a consultant to the Jamaican Government in its boundary negotiations with Cayman and Honduras. Noel Francis has been conferred with an Order of Distinction (OD) for his service to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management.

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HELENE COLEY-NICHOLSON

HELENE COLEY-NICHOLSON is an Attorney-at-law and media practitioner. She previously worked as a broadcast journalist - Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (now defunct) and Head of the News Department - KLAS FM Radio. The recipient of the prestigious Reuters Journalism Fellowship to Oxford University (1990), her syndicated environmental news reports have been broadcast across the Caribbean, Europe and continental Africa. Helene Coley Nicholson is a Director and Legal Advisor of the Press Association of Jamaica and a part-time University Lecturer in Human Rights.

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ANNIE PAUL

ANNIE PAUL is a writer and critic based at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she heads the Publications Section at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Annie Paul is a founding editor of the journal Small Axe and the original Caribbean Review of Books, author of a weekly column in the Jamaica Gleaner and Editor of the book Caribbean Culture: Soundings on Kamau Brathwaite and has been published in international journals and magazines such as Newsweek International, The Caravan (India), and Art Journal.

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PATRICIA REID-WAUGH

PATRICIA REID-WAUGH, JP, is a Member (Retired) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. A former mathematics teacher, she also enjoyed an extensive accountancy career with the Deloitte firms in Jamaica and St. Maarten. Patricia Reid-Waugh also served as a Commissioner of the St. Kitts and Nevis Financial Services Commission. A musician and poet, she is also the author of Retirement, A New Adventure (2016).

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TANYA BATSON-SAVAGE

TANYA BATSON-SAVAGE, is Publisher and Editor in Chief of independent award-winning publishing house 'Blue Banyan Books' and its imprint 'Blouse and Skirt Books'. She has worked in cultural policy, teaching, journalism, advertising, and creative writing and has been published in Skywritings magazine, Jamaica Journal, and Caribbean Beat among others. She curates the Caribbean arts and culture online magazine susumba.com and the digital literary mag Susumba’s Book Bag. Her animation film script ‘Endeavour’ was awarded Best Screenplay in the Kingstoon Animation Festival (2013).

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JUNETTE GRANDISON

JUNETTE GRANDISON, is the president of the National Association of Teachers of English (NATE). She is also an examiner with the Caribbean Examinations Council, a member of the Subject Advisory Group for English at E-Learning Jamaica Ltd, and part of a four-member team that that assisted the Jamaica Teaching Council in drafting standards for the licensing of Language Arts teachers. Mrs Grandison recently retired after teaching at English at the St. Jago High School for thirty-four years.

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HAROLD DAVIS

HAROLD DAVIS, is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and has served in this capacity since 2001. He is a trained Industrial Engineer with over twenty-five (25) years’ experience in Industrial development. His areas of specialization include Creative Industries, Innovation, Development Finance, Agriculture, Business Development, Energy Management and Micro, Small and Medium sized Entities (MSME) development strategies. Harold Davis serves in various professional positions and affiliations including as Board member of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union. He is also a musician, singer, song writer and recording artiste with two studio albums released.

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