Dr. Derrick McKoy, Chairman of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has announced the appointment of Mr. David G. Miller as Executive Director. Mr. Miller assumed duties on November 1, 2008.
Mr. Miller has served as General Manager and Secretary of the FTC since July 2000. 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 for the purpose of improving 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 and the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development.
Prior to joining the FTC, Mr. Miller had accumulated in-depth financial, administrative and manufacturing experience in various industries in Jamaica which has allowed him to gain a unique perspective and comprehensive knowledge of Jamaica’s business sector. Having served the Commission for the past eight years, Mr. Miller has displayed the requisite skills, acumen and leadership for his new post. His appointment will ensure continuity in the direction of the Commission’s work.
Mr. Miller is the fifth Executive Director of the FTC. He succeeds Mrs. Barbara Lee who has been appointed Executive Director of the newly formed CARICOM Competition Commission, the region’s competition agency.