Eng. Alicia Burnett has over eleven (11) years of experience in the bauxite/alumina industry: process improvement and control, process development, rehabilitation projects and management. She is employed with West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO), formerly Alcan, and spent two years on secondment at their sister plant, Aughinish Alumina in the Republic of Ireland. She currently holds the position of Environmental, Health and Safety Manager in which she has recently implemented a modern Industrial Hygiene programme companywide.
As Jamaica Scholar and a graduate of St. Andrew High School for Girls, she subsequently attended Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Her qualifications include a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from that institution. Eng. Burnett is also a trained InternalAuditor for ISO14001, and is certified to the B2 level in the international DELF examinations in the French language.
Prior to moving to Ireland, Eng. Burnett served on the Council of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers. She was appointed to the Professional Engineers Registration Board (PERB) in August 2014, and serves as the Chair of the Engineering Programmes and Accreditation Committee, having previously served as PERB representative on visiting accreditation teams of the University Council of Jamaica. She also serves on the Boards of the Belair High and Preparatory Schools as well as on other committees in a number of other organisations.
She enjoys travel and culture, the performing arts, and financial planning.