Mr. Norman M. Adam
A former Partner of Cooper’s & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and KPMG (formally KPMG Peat Marwick and Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.), where he was a Partner for over 15 years, Norman McIntosh Adam, served as Honorary Secretary of the Institute for over a decade as well as President for the period 1981-1983.
Born in Dundee, Scotland, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. After working in a number of organisations in Scotland, he came to Jamaica, where he first joined Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. in 1959. After a time, he went to work with various organisations before rejoining KPMG, where he remained until he retired from practice.
He was first elected to the Council of the ICAJ in 1975 and served as Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee (1978 – 1979) and the Admissions Committee (1979-1989). He also served as Editor of the ICAJ’s Magazine Committee from 1980-1981 and as Chairman of the Future of the Profession Committee (1982-1983).
As a past president he continued to actively serve the ICAJ in his capacity as Chairman of the Finance Committee as well as the Investigations Committee.
He retired from Council in 1985 after 10 years of service.
Norman was an active member of the Constant Spring Golf Club, the Jamaica Kennel Club and the Kingston Polo Club.