Audrey Richards, Project Coordinator, Jamaica Venture Capital Programme
Mrs. Richards is a Consultant with the Development Bank of Jamaica, with responsibility for the development of the ecosystem for Venture Capital and Private Equity in Jamaica.
She has been involved in several capacities in the Jamaican capital markets for more than twenty years and previously served as CEO for Edward Gayle and Company Limited (now NCB Capital Markets).
She has consulted for a number of institutions, including the Inter-American Development Bank, Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica Stock Exchange, and the Financial Services Commission, and sits on the Boards of Scotia Asset Management Jamaica Limited, British Caribbean Insurance Company Limited, St. Andrew High School Foundation and the Board of Governors of the St. Andrew High School.
She previously served on the Board of National Housing Trust and was Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Council
Mrs. Richards is passionate about organizational building, financial market policy development and implementation, and has been involved in a number of market developmental initiatives for the private and public sectors,
Mrs. Richards holds a MBA (Finance) from the De Groote Graduate School of Business, McMaster University, Canada, and a B.Sc (Special Chemistry) from the University of the West Indies, Mona.