Mr. David Miller was appointed Executive Director of the Fair Trading Commission in November 2008; and is responsible for the daily operation of the Commission. This includes the investigation and evaluation of evidence regarding anticompetitive business practices which have a negative impact on the proper functioning of the market. The responsibilities include too, making appropriate recommendations to the Commissioners and the portfolio Minister, through the Commissioners. Primary responsibility is for the enforcement of the Fair Competition Act, which includes investigative, rule-making and compliance functions.
Since graduating with a Masters degree in Accounting, Mr. Miller has been employed in various industries within Jamaica and has accumulated in-depth financial, administrative and manufacturing experience which has allowed him to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Jamaica’s business sector. He has also served as Trustee to the Pension Plans of two organizations; and has 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.
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 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 as General Manager/Secretary, in July 2000, 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. He also served as General Manager of BRC (Jamaica) Limited – a leading manufacturer and distributor of bulk building materials.