Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has the responsibility to ensure effective corporate governance , to oversee Derrimon’s business strategy and affairs, and to secure the overall strength and success of the company.

Our Board, which is comprised of eight appointed members, is a strong body with a variety of skills and experiences needed to ensure the welfare and continuous development of the company.

Derrick Cotterell

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Derrick is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the company. Derrick has a wealth of experience in the fields of Sales, Marketing and General Management. He is also the Managing Director of Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances. He is a member of the Board for Dupont Primary and serves as a director of the Governor General of Jamaica’s “I Believe Initiative” which seeks to improve the lives of young Jamaicans. Derrick is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and Florida International University, from which he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies and a Master of Business Administration respectively.

Monique Cotterell

Monique serves as the Company Secretary and the Human Resource Manager at Derrimon Trading. She brings to the Board extensive experience in the service and retail industry in particular, Customer Service Delivery. Monique also serves as a Director of the Rescue Package Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University College of the Caribbean (UCC).

Ian Kelly

Ian is an experienced Financial and Risk Manager with senior level experience in the areas of asset management, treasury, corresponding banking, corporate finance and securities trading. He currently serves in the role of Chief Financial Officer for Derrimon Trading as well as Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary for Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances. Ian is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master of Science degree in Accounting from The University of the West Indies. Ian also completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

Winston Thomas

Winston brings to the Board over 30 years of expertise in the field of distribution with valuable experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). Some of the industries that he has covered includes beverages, bulk items, and international household brands. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies.

Alexander I.E. Williams

Alexander is an Attorney-At-Law with specialization in civil litigation, constitutional law claims, commercial litigation, judicial review of administrative action and industrial relations and labour law. He currently maintains a private practice and is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association. He serves as the Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, Chairman of the Land Divestment Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Land Information Counsel of Jamaica and Chairman of the Tax Incentive Committee of the Urban Development Corporation.

Earl Anthony Richards, CD

Earl brings a wealth of experience in the areas of strategic planning, general management and operations. Earl has a prestigious history of public service and received the Order of Distinction - Commander Class (CD), for Public Service in 2002. He is a past President of the Airport Authority of Jamaica and former Chief Executive Officer of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) Limited. Earl is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering. He also received a Master of Business Administration, at the University of the West Indies.

Tania Waldron-Gooden

Tania Waldron-Gooden is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, Research & Special Projects at Mayberry Investments Limited and serves as the Mentor of Derrimon Trading. As the Mentor of the Company, her responsibility is to provide the Board with support in establishing proper procedures, systems and controls for its compliance with the Junior Market Rule requirements for financial reporting, good corporate governance, and the making of timely announcements. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Sunderland in the U.K.

Paul Buchanan

Paul is a seasoned Investment Professional who brings years of experience in the areas of portfolio management, client acquisition, sales and marketing. He’s currently the Managing Director of Manwei International Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance, from The University of Technology, Jamaica.