With more than 14 years of regulatory experience in depository institution supervision and regulation at the Bank of Jamaica, and over 12 years’ experience in tax compliance and public relations with Customs and Tax Administration, Ms. Ferguson brings a wealth of knowledge to her portfolio as Group Chief, Compliance and Risk. She joined the JN Group on November 5, 2018, and reports directly to Earl Jarrett, Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to her appointment, she held the position of Chief Compliance Officer/Nominated Officer at JMMB Bank (formerly JMMB Merchant Bank) from 2016 to 2018, where she was responsible for the implementation and management of the compliance framework for the bank. She was also tasked with the oversight and management of the AML/CFT Programme, compliance with laws and regulations governing the banking activities both locally and internationally, and ensuring conformance with the company’s policies and procedures.
In her regulatory role at Bank of Jamaica, her responsibilities included supervisory oversight of Regulatory Compliance, Risk (Credit, Operational and Market), and Financial assessments conducted on standalone depository institutions, their subsidiaries and associated companies, and consolidated financial groups.
A Fellow Chartered Accountant, Ms. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) – in Accounting and Management and a Master of Science in Accounting (Distinction) from The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI). She is also a part-time Finance and Accounting Lecturer at the Mona School of Business and Management UWI, a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and a Justice of the Peace for the parish of St. Andrew.