Senator Tom Tavares-Finson to lead National Gallery

July 20, 2016

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, said the recent appointment of Senator Thomas Tavares-Finson as chairman of the new Board of Management of the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) forms part of the Ministry’s overall thrust to further develop and promote all aspects of culture in Jamaica.

According to Minister Grange, this thrust will be further enhanced through the appointment of industry related stakeholders, technocrats and practitioners to state boards.

“Our aim is to ensure that the people who are called to serve are willing and able and have a vested interest in the continuation and promotion of the many facets of Jamaica’s rich, vibrant and illustrious cultural legacy,” she said.

The Minister added that she is confident that Senator Tavares-Finson and the new board he leads will steer the NGJ in a new direction that is in keeping with global trends as it relates to the development of art and galleries.

The members of the Board of Management of the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ are:

·         Senator the Hon. Thomas Tavares-Finson, Q.C.  - Chairman

·         Mrs. Marigold Harding - Vice Chairman

·         Ms. Susanne Fredricks                              

·         Mr. Anthony Miller                      

·         Ms. Annie Paul                              

·         Dr. Jonathan Greenland

·         Mr. Delano McFarlane

·         Mr. Josef Forstmayr

·         Mr. Stephen Facey

·         Mr. Douglas McDonald

·         Mr. Cecil Cooper

·         Ms. Margaret Moodie-Jervis

·         Ms. Michelle Mayne  

Ex-Officio

·         Dr. Veerle Poupeye -  Principal Administrator   

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