McKnight appointed executive-in-residence at MSBM

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McKnight, former territory leader at PwC Jamaica, has been appointed executive-in-residence at Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), The University of the West Indies.

An alumnus of MSBM where he earned a BSc in Management Studies (Hons) and Emile Woolf College of Accounting in London where he completed studies for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, McKnight has sat on the boards of several public and private sector entities and is currently the chairman of the Independent Commission for the Judiciary. He is a former chairman of the Government of Jamaica Audit Commission, a former member of the Parliamentary Integrity Commission and he has served as advisory leader as well as diversity, equity and inclusion leader for PwC in the Caribbean.

Renowned for his philanthropy and community service, McKnight was honoured by the Government with the Order of Distinction, Commander Class for public service, philanthropy and community service in 2013. He has also received several other awards including Distinguished Lieutenant Governor of Excellence from Kiwanis International in August 2010 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica Distinguished Member Award in 2017 for sterling contribution to the accountancy profession and nation-building.

He is presently a trustee on the board of the Eastern Canada and Caribbean District of Kiwanis International.

The executive-in-residence initiative was developed to advance the relationship between the business community and tertiary institutions. McKnight will work with MSBM to maximise its capacity by engaging in procurement of endowments, fund-raising, education-business sector partnership development, boost the institution’s profile, and garner international support for programmes. He will also assist with the establishment/maintenance of internship, mentorship and work/study programmes, deliver guest lectures and market the The UWI to high school students.

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