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Colin Maxwell, FCCA, FCA

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Mr. Colin Maxwell was appointed Non-Executive Director to the Board of Directors of LASCO Distributors Limited effective from January 26, 2018 to present. He is also the Lead Independent Director and Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Colin Maxwell was appointed to LASCO Financial Limited’s Board of Directors on May 8, 2020.

Mr. Maxwell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board with over 37 years’ experience in Public Accounting.  He has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers having joined the firm in 1978 and in 1991 he was admitted partnership.

Mr. Maxwell served as the firm’s Managing Partner, Assurance Leader, Risk Management Partner and Learning and Education Partner.  On the 1st of July, 2011, he became Jamaica’s Territory Senior Partner until his retirement on June 30, 2015.

Mr. Maxwell was a pioneer in computer audit in Jamaica, having been trained as a computer audit specialist in Canada and the United Kingdom, early in his career.  He had also done a short tour of duty in Canada.  Mr. Maxwell is a former member of the Company’s Law Reform Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica.  He has presented papers at seminars on topics such as computer assisted auditing techniques and the audit implications of new banking regulations.  He has had extensive experience in leading audit engagements for a wide range of clients across varying industries.

Mr. Maxwell is a graduate of the College of Arts Science and Technology (now University of Technology) where he received a Diploma in Accounting (Hons.). Continuing his studies and gaining experience, he became a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants based in the United Kingdom and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica.

Mr. Maxwell currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the following entities:

  • CUNA Caribbean Insurance Jamaica Limited
  • CUNA Caribbean Insurance Society Limited
  • CUNA Caribbean Insurance OECS Limited
  • Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica
  • Public Accountancy Board (Chairman)