Major Michael Jones is the current Executive
Director (Ag), CARICOM IMPACS having been appointed to act by the Council of
Ministers of National Security and Law Enforcement as Executive Director from 6thJanuary 2018 while maintaining his substantive duties as Chief
Operations Officer, Border Security at the Joint Regional Communications Centre
(JRCC) in Barbados. The JRCC is one of two operational sub-agencies of the
CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) located in
After joining the Agency in March 2009 as Deputy
Director, he was promoted to the position of Director by October 2010. The
nomenclature of the position was changed in 2012 to Chief Operations Officer,
Border Security w hen the Agency underwent a review and a change in structure.
A national of Barbados, he holds a
baccalaureate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Masters of Science
degree in Project Management & Evaluation, both from Cave Hill Campus,
University of West Indies. He has been a serving member of the Barbados Defence
Force as a Commissioned Officer (Reserves) for the last 27 years; his current
role is that of drafting Policy & Plans, primarily as it relates to employment
and administration of reserve soldiers.
Major Jones has significant experience in the
field of Project Management and worked as the Deputy Project Manager on the
Barbados Coast Guard Project and was the Project Director at the Queen Elizabeth
Hospital (QEH), Barbados before joining the IMPACS. Over the last 15 years, he
has also been a part-time lecturer in Management Studies Department of Cave
Hill, teaching in the area of Information Systems and Computer Applications for
Business. He has placed the completion of his doctoral thesis at the University
of Liverpool on hold to have a singular focus of putting the Agency on a path of
financial self-sustainability and growth and has research interests in the
areas of corporate social entrepreneurship.
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