Ann-Marie Grant was appointed General Manager of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) in May 2009. As General Manager her responsibilities includes budget and financial management, public relations, human resources management and the development and maintenance of general administrative systems. Ms. Grant brings to the position approximately eight and a half years of practical experience in the field of competition law and policy, after having been recruited by the Commission in October 2000 as a Competition Analyst.
Through her work as a competition economist, Ms. Grant has made significant contributions in aiding the Commission’s understanding of industries such as petroleum, health insurance, pharmaceutical, gaming and betting and commercial banking. She was a key researcher in a study on competition law and policy within CARICOM; and also participated in the CSME Competition Law Sensitization Programme.
While performing her substantive duties as a Competition Analyst, Ms. Grant served as Financial Specialist with respect to an institutional strengthening project undertaken by the FTC and funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) between 2005 and 2009.
Ms. Grant pursued her secondary education at Excelsior High School. Subsequent to which she pursued tertiary studies at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Economics and Accounts (1998) and a Master’s Degree in Economics (2000). Her areas of specialization for her graduate studies were Microeconomics and Financial Economics.
Prior to joining to FTC, Ms. Grant worked at the Revenue Board and Income Tax Department (now Tax Audit and Assessment Department).