Former Auditor General Receives ICAJ Distinguished Member Award

Former Auditor General of Jamaica the Hon. Adrian Strachan was on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 presented with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica  (ICAJ) Distinguished Member Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the accountancy profession in Jamaica and as the country’s  longest serving Auditor General (AG). The award was presented to him by Mr. Sixto Coy, President of ICAJ, at the Annual Awards Banquet held at the Jamaica    Pegasus  Hotel.

 The Distinguished Member Award is presented annually to a member of the ICAJ who has contributed, through his/her outstanding achievements, to the development of  the Institute and the Accountancy profession.

In accepting the award, the former Auditor General commended ICAJ for maintaining the standards of the profession, while noting that the integrity of accountants was of paramount importance. He also praised the staff of the Auditor General’s Department for remaining resolute in carrying out the agency’s mandate.

Current Auditor General Mrs. Pamela Monroe Ellis who was among those giving reflections, spoke of Mr. Strachan’s unquestionable integrity and commitment to evidenced based audits, which resulted in improved control systems within ministries, agencies and departments of government.

The Hon. Adrian Strachan was Auditor General of Jamaica for 29 years. He became Auditor General at age 34 which also makes him the youngest person ever to be appointed to the post. He served the AG’s Department for a total of 45 years, a tenure which spanned different political administrations. Following his retirement in 2008, Mr. Strachan served as a member of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations. He was also a Council Member and Treasurer of ICAJ.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica congratulates its 2019 Distinguished Member the Hon. Adrian Strachan, OJ, CD, FCA, FCCA for his outstanding contribution to the Institute, the nation and the accounting profession.


For further information contact:

Maxine Francis

Public Relations Officer

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica

Tel: (876) 929-5869/6082, (ext. 224); 754-9328

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