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Professional Engineers Registration Board - L. GARTH KIDDOE


Eng. Kiddoe is an Enterprise Consultant, with experience in Corporate Governance, Accounting, Management, Accreditation Systems and Procedures and Electrical Engineering. He is a part-time lecturer in Professional and Business Ethics at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He was most recently a member of the project management team for a US$42.6 Million project, funded jointly by the Government of Jamaica, the Caribbean Development Bank and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja). He is a former Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management (now College of Business and Management) at UTech, Ja. He has worked in the electric utility industry having spent approximately nineteen years at the JamaicaPublic Service Company Limited where he was the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this he gained over ten years experience in electrical distribution design, electrical switchgear manufacturing and plant maintenance. 

Mr. Kiddoe is a member and former Chairman of the Professional EngineersRegistration Board, a member of the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Chairman of the Board of the Jamaica Central Securities Depository Ltd, asubsidiary of the JSE, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the JSE e-Learning Campus, and a member of the Public Accountancy Board (PAB). He is also a founding member of the PSOJ’s Corporate Governance Committee, where he recently chaireda sub-committee responsible for developing the Caribbean’s first Corporate Governance Code for Micro, Small and Medium Sized Entities. He is a fellow and past President of the ICAJ, and a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC). He is also a member and past President of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) and deputy Chairman of the Greater Caribbean Regional Engineering Accreditation System (GCREAS), an independent accreditation agency involving engineering professionals from the Dominican Republic, Panama and Jamaica. 

A Chartered Accountant and a Professional Engineer, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI, St Augustine), and Master’s Degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from the UWI, Mona. 

He is married to Corine and they have three children. His hobbies include bee keeping and photography. He is a former Private Pilot and has flown in both Jamaica and Trinidad. Mr. Kiddoe is an active member of his church, the Church of the Ascension, Mona Heights, where he is a Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer.  He is also one of the church’s representatives to the Hope Area Churches Organization (HACO), an ecumenical body with membership drawn from ten churches in the area. Consistent with his strong public service orientation, he has been serving as a Returning Officer (Electoral Commission of Jamaica) for over three decades. He is the Principal Returning Officer for Kingston and St Andrew and Chairman of the Neighbourhood Watch in his community.