Deborah Newland is an Attorney-at-Law by profession, of some 26 years in practice at the Jamaican Bar and is the General Manager, Logistics and Corporate Development at the Development Bank of Jamaica. Ms Newland held the position of Country Managing Partner in the Firm Lex Caribbean, after which she returned to the public sector to serve as the Head of the Commercial Division and the General Legal Advice Division of the of the Attorney General’s Chambers for a period of 5 years. She was recruited to serve as the Chief of Staff to the Most Hon. Prime Minister of Jamaica from 2016 to 2018 when she took up her current post at the DBJ.
Ms Newland has held several senior management positions in the public and private sector over her distinguished career and has served on and chaired several Government Boards. She has extensive regulatory and Company Secretarial experience, having worked in senior legal/management positions in the Fair Trading Commission, the Office of Utilities Regulation, and the Spectrum Management Authority. Ms. Newland is a passionate advocate for the special needs community,