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 JN Group, as well as the conversion of the Society to a commercial bank.
Subsequent to the launch of JN Bank and reorganisation of The Jamaica National Group, the Business Development and Research department was renamed Business Advisory Services. As head of one of the major units of parent company, The Jamaica National Group Ltd., Dr. Morris Dixon is charged with identifying and exploring new business opportunities for the Group and its subsidiaries 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 within the Group. She also serves as the Group’s 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 the Manager of the Caribbean, Latin America & Emerging Markets Department, on secondment from the Office of the Prime Minister in October 2009 and was appointed Vice President of Planning & Corporate Development in April 2010. In her capacity as Vice President, Dr. Dixon managed the development of the strategic direction of the organisation. 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 has also previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses, focused on international trade, finance, development, globalisation and Caribbean foreign policy at The University of the West Indies, Mona.
Her public service record includes serving as board member of the 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 Director of the National Health Fund.
- 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
- 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