Mr. David Miller was appointed Executive Director of the Fair Trading Commission in November 2008. He is responsible for the daily operation of the Commission, which includes the investigation and evaluation of evidence regarding anti-competitive business practices, which harm the proper functioning of the market. The responsibilities include, too, making appropriate recommendations to the Commissioners and the portfolio Minister. Primary responsibility is for the enforcement of the Fair Competition Act, which includes investigative, rule-making, and compliance functions.
Since graduating with a Master’s degree in Accounting, Mr. Miller has been employed in various industries within Jamaica. He has accumulated in-depth financial, administrative, and manufacturing experience, which allowed him to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Jamaica’s business sector, and also served as Trustee to the Pension Plans of two organizations.
Mr. Miller served as General Manager and Secretary of the FTC from July 2000 to July 2008. In that capacity, he provided invaluable assistance to the Executive Director in the management of the day-to-day activities of the Commission in support of its mission of promoting competition by ensuring compliance with the Fair Competition Act. His responsibilities included corporate services, financial affairs, budget development, and monitoring, personnel development and administration, public relations, and the development and maintenance of general administrative systems, policies, and procedures.
He spearheaded the Commission’s initiatives to secure funding from international funding and developmental agencies to improve the technical capacity of the FTC; and has worked extensively on several projects, funded by entities such as the United States Agency for International Development, the European Union, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development. And the World Bank.
Before joining the FTC, he was employed to Procter & Gamble Interamericas, Inc. (P&G) and P&G Foreign Sales Corporation where he managed the financial analysis and investments, and monitored the sales level, pricing strategy and administration expenses of P&G’s US$50M import/export business in the Caribbean and Latin America.