Paulette Simpson, CBE

    JN Group

    Paulette Simpson, deputy chief executive officer of JN Bank UK- Britain’s first Caribbean-owned bank- poses with her insignia, denoting her appointment to the Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She is seen here posing with her insignia at a dinner organised by the JN Group in her honour. Ms Simpson was officially presented with the instrument of her appointment at Windsor Castle by Prince Charles on December 8. Ms Simpson, who has been named for the fourth consecutive year among Britain’s Most Influential People of African and Caribbean Heritage, was born in Britain to Jamaican parents and raised in Walderston, Manchester, Jamaica by her grandmother, Violet Simpson. She is also executive director of Britain’s only national British Afro-Caribbean weekly newspaper, The Voice. Both JN Bank UK and The Voice are member companies of the indigenous Jamaican conglomerate, The Jamaica National Group.