The Jamaican Cabinet has approved the appointment of businessman, Ryan Reid, as chairman of the National Education Trust.
Reid’s tenure runs until May 2, 2024. He will serve alongside Andrew Warwar, vice chairman; Karen Sutherland, Dr Andrew Spencer, Joy Roberts, Sonya Marks-Robinson, Johan Rampair, Darren Virtue, Hidran McKuldsky, David Lee, Rohan Grant, Errol Holmes, Carol Rose-Brown, Michele Moore and Ann Dawn Young-Sang.
Reid is the president and co-founder of the First Rock Group.
“I am humbled and honoured to have been chosen for this position. I am grateful to the Minister [Education Minister Fayval Williams] for the confidence she has placed in me and I assure her that I will work assiduously to make a positive impact at the NET, the Ministry and Jamaica,” Reid said.
Prior to co-founding First Rock, Reid was general manager at Proven Wealth.
Reid Reid studied at the University of the West Indies and the University of Wales where he pursued a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration in General Management respectively.
He is the co-founder and chairman of Growth Tech Limited (a local technology company) and holds directorships in WAV Outsourcing Limited, Bumble Bee Digital Agency Limited and Impossible Services Limited. He has also held directorships in various Government of Jamaica Boards.