Assistant General Manager/Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer

    Dr. Dana Morris Dixon was appointed Executive, Business Development and Research at Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) in June 2013. Starting in 2014, she led the Business Transformation Project to ensure the seamless and successful reorganisation of The Jamaica National Group, as well as the conversion of the Society to a commercial bank. She was promoted to Assistant General Manager in May 2018, with responsibility for Group Marketing.

    Subsequent to the reorganisation of the Group, Business Development and Research was renamed Business Advisory Services. As head of major units of the Group, Dr. Morris Dixon is charged with identifying and exploring new business opportunities, as well as development and promotion of the Group’s thought leadership agenda with a view to enriching the lives of its members and propelling innovation. She also serves as the chief research officer, developing and driving the use of research for the expansion of new opportunities as well as the development of existing lines of business.

    Dr. Morris Dixon previously worked at the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), in various capacities including as Acting President in March 2013. She joined JAMPRO as Manager, Caribbean, Latin America & Emerging Markets Department, on secondment from the Office of the Prime Minister in October 2009 and was appointed Vice President, Planning & Corporate Development in April 2010. Among the policies developed under her watch were the Diaspora Business Strategy and Linkages Strategy. She played an integral role in managing the National Competitiveness Council, and was a significant part of the project management team for signature events such as the Jamaica Investment Forum (2012) and Jamaica House at the London 2012 Olympics.

    Prior to joining JAMPRO, Dr. Morris Dixon was the Director of Development Policy, Planning and Strategy at the Office of the Prime Minister. She is also a former lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Mona where she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses.

    She has served as a board member: International Women’s Forum (Jamaica), National Land Agency, Runaway Bay Development Company Limited, Grand Jamaica Homecoming Advisory Council and the Jamaica Fulbright-Humphrey Alumni Association.

    Most recently, Dr. Morris Dixon was appointed Chairperson of the Jamaica’s National Family Planning Board/Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency as well as Deputy Chairperson, National Health Fund.

    Qualifications

    • PhD, International Studies, University of Denver, Graduate School of International studies
    • MSc, Government, specializing in International Relations, The University of the West Indies (UWI)
    • BSc, Economics and International relations (First Class Honours), UWI

    Awards

    • Fulbright Scholar
    • Recipient, George Beckford Award for Economic Development, 2003
    • Awardee, UWI Department of Government Fellowship, 2001
    • Inducted into the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dean’s Honour Society, 2002