Earl Jarrett, Chief Executive Officer, The Jamaica National Group, was conferred with the Order of Jamaica at the National Honours and Awards ceremony held at King’s House on October 15. The award was in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the banking and financial sectors, public service and volunteerism. As a member of the Order, Mr. Jarrett is now styled ‘Honourable’.
This is the second national award to be conferred on him. In 2008, he received the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Commander (CD), for service to the financial sector.
Over the years, Mr. Jarrett has received numerous other awards for distinctive service. In 2014, he was inducted into the Council of Volunteer Social Services Hall of Fame for his contribution to the community, and a year later, was recognised as the Gleaner Honour Awardee for exceptional voluntary service. He was the 2015 inductee for The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Private Sector Hall of Fame.
His outstanding service was also acknowledged by the University of Technology, Jamaica and The University of the West Indies which conferred him with a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree, honoris causa, in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Jarrett joined the Jamaica National Building Society family in 1997 as Executive with responsibility for Compliance and Overseas Subsidiaries and was subsequently appointed General Manager in October 1999. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2017 following the restructuring of The Jamaica National Group