Principal Director of Forest Operation
Mr. Jerome Smith currently serves the Agency as the Principal Director of Forest Operation. Before coming to the Forestry Department, Mr. Smith served as Director of Natural Resources in the Environmental Risk Management Division of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Ecology with a minor in Botany from the University of the West Indies-UWI- and a Master of Philosophy in Zoology also from UWI.
His noted achievements include Chair of the National Ramsar Committee, 2009-2013 and Jamaica’s Focal Point for the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2007- 2015
Mr. Smith is a member of the Jamaica Coral Reef Monitoring Network and the University Sub-Aqua Club. In his spare time, he enjoys diving, hiking and camping.