Mr L. Garth Kiddoe

kiddoeMr L. Garth Kiddoe, FCA, MSc (Accounting), MBA (Finance & Technology Mgt) was elected as President of the Institute in 2001 having served as Vice President in 1999 and 2000.

He was first elected to Council in 1996. During 1996 and 1999 he contributed significantly to the development of the Institute's programme of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) resulting in a record number of successfully implemented seminars. Additionally, he has served on several committees of Council, including Admissions, Future of the Profession, Public Sector, Taxation and Public Relations and Publications.

He continues to serve the Institute through his membership on the Current Affairs, Bye-Laws & Handbook, CPE, Admissions, Taxation, Accounting Standards and ICAJ/IDB Steering Committees. He also Chairs the Future of the Profession Committee.

A fellow of the Institute, Mr Kiddoe is also a graduate of the University of the West Indies, where he gained his BSc. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Accounting. He has worked as an Engineer in areas such as distribution systems design and manufacturing, and is a Past President of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE). He is also chairman of the Engineering Programmes Accreditation Committee of the Professional Engineers Registration Board (PERB).

He served as Chief Financial Officer at the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited and in other senior accounting and management positions for 19 years, impacting areas such as accounting, finance, treasury management, information systems and materials management. In January 2002, he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management at the University of Technology, Jamaica. The Faculty of Business comprises the Schools of Business Administration and Hospitality & Tourism Management. As Dean of the Faculty, he has particular responsibility for the co-ordination, implementation and monitoring of all academic and administrative policies and procedures within the Faculty.

During his tenure as ICAJ President, Mr Kiddoe worked towards ensuring that the Institute's members achieved the recognition of civil society as trustworthy protectors of the public interest and towards building the global influence of the Institute. Under his leadership, efforts were also directed at convincing the Government through the quality of the Institute's contribution, that no legislation affecting the profession was tabled or promulgated without first obtaining the support of the Institute. In keeping with this vision, he initiated the formation of the Current Affairs Committee in November 2001 with a mandate to monitor and actively participate in public debate and issues of national importance, particularly those that are of direct relevance to accountancy profession. He also assisted in strengthening the voice of the Institute at the level of the International Federation of Accountants.

Mr. Kiddoe served as Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) from 2004-2005. He was elected President of the ICAC at its 17th Annual General Meeting held on June 23, 2005. He served in that capacity until June 2007.

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