Custos Rotulorum for the Parish of Kingston and Chairman & Managing Director of Kingston Bookshop Limited
The Hon Steadman Fuller is a leading figure in the book industry. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, he is Chairman and Managing Director of the nation’s leading booksellers, Kingston Bookshop.
Mr. Fuller consummated his love affair with books when he graduated from the Mico Teachers’ College (now The Mico University College). After two years in the classroom at a rural school, he took on the challenge of joint directorship of Kingston Bookshop, moving into the position of General Manager of the flagship store at 70B King Street.
He took over the reins as CEO in 1996 and, through astute management and exceptional leadership ability, has moved the company from one retail store to seven – spread across Kingston and Spanish Town.
The Steadman Fuller-led Board has a keen interest in urban renewal and has fully established the Company in downtown Kingston at four locations. This interest is also manifested in the Company’s social involvement in the community through their annual Christmas Treat, holiday employment and internship programmes and a Homework Centre, among other things.
As a national corporate citizen, Kingston Bookshop is a strong supporter of the education sector through sponsorship for a number of educational programmes, scholarships at all levels and its annual salute to teachers.
Mr Fuller is also a property developer and a farmer – specializing in both animal and agricultural husbandry.
A proponent of life-long learning, Mr Fuller completed a Bachelor of Law Degree (L.LB Hons) at the University of Huddersfield. He was the second recipient of the prestigious Trail Blazer Award from the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) for his pioneering work in the organisation and continues to serve in the capacity of Director with responsibility for Distribution. He was conferred with The Mico Gold Medal Award in October 2012. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Tulloch Primary School in St Catherine.
He was installed as Custos Rotulorum for the Parish of Kingston on February 25, 2010.
Custos Fuller has been married to Sonia for over 30 years and they have four adult children and two grandchildren. The family worships at the Webster Memorial United Church.
Last updated: January 9, 2016