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Lance Hylton Appointed Chairman of Jamaica College Board


Lance Hylton addresses JC’s Nov 2023 Old Boys Association Annual Banquet

Kingston, Jamaica – 01 January 2024, The Jamaica College Trust is pleased to announce the

appointment of Mr. Lance Hylton to the position of Chairman of the Board of Management of

Jamaica College, effective January 1, 2024.


Mr. Hylton comes to the position having served as Vice Chairman of the Board during the tenures of the late R Danny Williams and of the immediate Past Chairman, Michael Bernard, who retired on December 31, 2023, after 12 years at the helm.


He has also served the school as a founding Trustee of the Jamaica College Foundation and

as Chairman of the Board's Personnel Committee, which adjudicates disciplinary complaints involving students and teachers. He was honoured by the school in 2010 for his work on the committee and its role in the rejuvenation of the school.


Mr. Hylton is a respected attorney-at-law and has contributed his legal services to the school

since being called to the bar in 1987.


Lance is a proud past student of Jamaica College, and while there served as captain of both the Table Tennis and School's Challenge teams and was also a member of the Chess Team, prefect body and various other clubs and organisations. In his final year, he was awarded the Ewart Robertson Trophy for being the outstanding all-round sixth former.


Mr. Hylton has also served in many public sector leadership roles including as Chairman of

the Postal Corporation of Jamaica, Chairman of the Companies Office Advisory Board, and

was a member of Jamaica's Industry Advisory Council on International Business Services. He

has also served on the boards of public listed private sector companies including Berger

Paints, Pegasus and Supreme Ventures Limited.


His long-standing involvement in civic, educational, and charitable organisations also

includes being a tutor of the Norman Manley Law School since 2009 and a Rotarian since

1997, serving as Rotary Club President 2000- 2001.


Lance is married to attorney-at-law, Judy Hylton, and they have three children.


In accepting the appointment with "deep humility," Lance Hylton acknowledged the daunting

task of following in the footsteps of his predecessors. He promised to dedicate himself to

maintaining the great traditions, reputation, and track record of Jamaica College.


The new board is being empanelled and will be announced at a later date.


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