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Dr. Jean Dixon, Permanent Secretary
Dr. Jean Dixon has been engaged for over eleven (11) years with the Government of Jamaica in various positions. She was recently appointed as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health with responsibility for the management of the Ministry’s operations as its chief technical and administrative officer as well as oversight responsibility for its agencies and departments.

 

Dr. Dixon has also served as the Permanent Secretary for the ministries of Industry, Commerce and Technology; Commerce, Science and Technology; Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce; Energy, Mining and Telecommunications; and Energy and most recently served as Director General with responsibility for information and telecommunications in the Office of the Prime Minister.

 

Prior to her appointment to central Government, Dr. Dixon was the Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council, a statutory body mandated to undertake, foster, coordinate and apply scientific research for national development.

 

Dr. Dixon holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the biological monitoring of air quality and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) both from the University of the West Indies.

 

She presently serves on the Boards of Directors of several public and private sector entities.

 

Dr. Dixon has special interest in issues relating to the environment and sustainable development.