KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Board of Directors of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has appointed Audley Gordon to the position of executive director for the Authority effective Monday.
Gordon was previously employed to the NSWMA in the position of chief technical officer, where he has demonstrated an ability to get things done, the Authority said in a release today.
“He comes to the position with a mix of pragmatic and appropriate managerial training and exposure that the board believes will serve the authority well,” the release said.
Gordon, a former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor representing the Hughenden Division in St Andrew North West, and who was also a deputy general secretary of the party, said in August that he had taken leave of all his political appointments to tackle the problems of the NSWMA.
Chairman of the NSWMA Board of Directors, Dennis Chung pointed out that “the directors were unanimous in appointing Mr Gordon to oversee the day-to-day management functions of the Authority”.
Chung further added “in the interview conducted by the selection panel, Mr Gordon convincingly articulated a clear vision for the transformation of the Authority”.
This, according to the release, includes the future of solid waste management and public cleansing and will see the Authority effectively playing its role as regulators of the solid waste management sector and ensuring the safeguarding of public health.
Additionally, he is to also commence the process towards having sanitary landfill in Jamaica that meets international standards.
“The appointment of Gordon is the first step in strengthening the management capacity of the organisation, as we seek to transform the organisation into one that every Jamaican can be proud of,” NSWMA added.