A highly qualified and experienced professional with expertise in the Energy Services, Utility Regulations, Investment and Financial Management, Horace is a chartered accountant with over 25 years experience. He has significant experience in accounting, corporate finance, contract negotiation, regulatory economics and tariff design, business development, and strategic planning, and has operated at the executive level for the past 15 years. He currently operates a consultancy, which advises clients in the areas of Financial Management, Capital Markets and Energy Rate Regulation.
Horace started his career in professional services firms KPMG and Ernst & Young Services Limited, where he garnered significant experience before transitioning to corporate Jamaica. He held many senior positions including Financial Controller and Director of Corporate Finance at JPS, and Group Financial Controller at MaruEnergy Caribbean Limited. JPS is the largest integrated utility in the Caribbean with over US$1 billion in annual turnover, and MCL controlled a portfolio on power assets in four Caribbean territories including Trinidad & Tobago, the Bahamas and Jamaica.
In various capacities, Horace has led many commercial loan negotiations, regulatory negotiations supporting utility energy rate adjustments, participated in the renegotiation of the JPS operating License, and advised various clients on regulatory matters both from the investor and regulator perspectives. Other major accomplishments include developing and implementing financial management and internal control systems, playing the roles of Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of one of the largest pension funds in Jamaica.
Horace is a chartered accountant and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Manchester.