Parris A. Lyew-Ayee joined the Board of Directors of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) in June 2007, having previously served as a Director of NEM Insurance Company (Ja.) Limited, a subsidiary of JNBS. A board member of the JN Foundation since 2007, he was appointed Chairman, JN Small Business Loans in 2009 and Chairman of the JN Foundation in 2018.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute, and Chairman of the Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd. At the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies, he is a member of the Campus Council, the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Campus Audit Committee, the Strategy and Policy Committee and the Buildings & Grounds Committee.
Mr. Lyew-Ayee is a member and former President of the Geological Society of Jamaica, a Member of the International Committee for Studies of Bauxites, Alumina and Aluminium (ICSOBA) and the Society of Mining Engineers of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.
A geologist and mineral engineer, Mr. Lyew-Ayee worked at the Jamaica Bauxite Institute since its inception in 1976 and was its Executive Director for 23 years, retiring in June 2018. For his service to the bauxite/alumina industry in Jamaica throughout his career, the Government of Jamaica awarded him the Order of Distinction (Rank of Officer) in 1988, then the Order of Distinction (Rank of Commander) in 2007.