Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Expiry Date: 
Saturday, 11 February 2023 - 12:00am
Division: 
Executive Office
Job Purpose: 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides strategic leadership to the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), while managing the regulation of Jamaica’s legal cannabis industry within the context of the strategic plan. The incumbent works closely with the Board of Directors to chart the broad strategic, governance and policy directives for the Authority.

The Board delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the CEO, and the incumbent has the authority to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board and wider policy direction for the regulated cannabis and hemp industries of the Government. The CEO also provides direction and information to the Board as it carries out its governance functions.

Importantly, the CEO must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader, with a strong business mindset. The CEO must be guided by the ‘Big Vision’ of positioning Jamaica to earn from the industry while adhering to regulatory compliance.

Reports to: 
Board of Directors