ICAJ congratulates Past President and Distinguished Member Mr. Donald Reynolds, CD, FCA, FCA (UK), who has been awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander by the Government of Jamaica, for exceptional service in the field of accountancy and significant contribution to public and private sector development in Jamaica.
In commending Mr. Reynolds, ICAJ President Sixto Coy said that he was most deserving of this prestigious national honour for having served the Institute, the accountancy profession and Jamaica with distinction and for providing commendable service throughout the years, especially during his tenure as ICAJ President from 1987 to 1989.
Mr. Reynolds is a Fellow in Retirement of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and the English and Welsh Institutes of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW). He has an impressive array of local and international credentials and has undertaken major audits for clients such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Mr. Reynolds also provided audit services for government and statutory corporations and other financial institutions.
He was Audit Senior at Thomas H. How & Company and Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company in London, England. He joined Deloitte & Touché in 1971 and made Partner in 1977. He retired as Chairman of the Partnership and Senior Partner, Audit, Advisory and Assurance Services in August 2006. In addition to serving as President of ICAJ, Mr. Reynolds also served as Chairman of the Company Law Reform Committee and CPD Monitoring committees of the Institute.
In 2010 he received ICAJ’s Distinguished Member Award for his contribution to the development of the Institute and the accountancy profession. In public life, Mr. Reynolds was the President of the Liguanea Preparatory Home/School Association and Vice President of the St. Andrew High School for Girls Parent Teachers Association. He was also a Director of the Mel Nathan Institute for Development and Social Research (a community-based organisation in West Kingston).