Governor-General’s Secretary (GGS)
The Governor-General’s Secretary (GGS) & Clerk to the Privy Council is the chief administrator and Accounting Officer. The GGS provides strategic direction through leadership and executive oversight while also representing the Office through written communications, meetings, and other occasions as directed by The Governor-General. The GGS manages all correspondence and matters related to the Privy Council of Jamaica.
Deputy Governor-General’s Secretary-Corporate
The Deputy Governor-General’s Secretary (Corporate) manages the Corporate Services activities which include Finance & Accounts, Property Administration, Records and Information Management, Procurement, Information Technology, Inventory Management and Transportation Management.
Deputy Governor-General’s Secretary-Private
The Deputy Governor-General’s Secretary (Private) oversees the operation of the Private Establishment and supports The Governor-General in carrying out social duties and community activities. Areas of responsibility include Events Management, the upkeep of King’s House, and maintenance of the grounds. The Officer also oversees the Secretariat of The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE).
Director of Finance
The Director of Finance supervises the accounting and financial management activities, which include budgeting and commitments, expenditure and receipt controls, and payroll preparation. The Director guides the financial operations of the Office, ensure prudent fiscal responsibility and compliance with the relevant Government of Jamaica regulations and instructions.
The Press Secretary is responsible for creating and implementing the communications strategies related to the functions of The Governor-General. The Officer ensures that The Governor-General’s activities are appropriately highlighted to the people of Jamaica, answers questions from the media and the general public, coordinates and distributes messages, statements, fact sheets, and press releases.
Director- Human Resource and Administration
The Director of Human Resource directs the human resource functions of the Office. These include recruitment, development of job descriptions, training and development, performance management processes, welfare and wellness programs designed to embrace, nurture and demonstrate the Organization’s Vision of “A culture of excellence through people performance and partnership.”
Special Advisor to The Governor-General
The Special Advisor provides advice that supports and enhances the performance of the Office in respect of the Constitutional, Ceremonial and Social activities. The Special Advisor provides sound, relevant and practical advice which ensures the integrity and credibility of judgements and appointments emerging from the Office.