Board of Governors

The Institute is governed by a Board Of Governors who works closely with the management group in setting policies, providing guidance and support in the development of future plans while influencing short and long-term goals of the Institute. Members of the Board include Dr. Wayde Marr, Executive Chairman; Mrs. Karen Marr-Bruce, Executive Director; Miss Greta Bogues, Mr. Raphael Barrett, Mr. Carl Scott and Mr. Whilston Taylor.

Mr. Raphael Barrett, M.B.A. Chairman Of The Board Of Governors.

Raphael Barrett was CEO of the National Health Fund of Jamaica from April 2003 to October 2008 after guiding its conception, development and implementation from 1999. He is a registered Professional Engineer with an MBA (University of Western Ontario), a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (UWI), postgraduate certificates in Engineering Management (UWI) and Satellite Communications (IMTR College-Oxford) and a BSc (Special) in Physics (UWI).

He has served as Chairman and Director on numerous boards for both the private and public sectors in diverse industries including banking, insurance, pension funds, manufacturing, food distribution, transportation, health and security. He has also served organisations such as the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Junior Achievement of Jamaica and the Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Dr. Wayde Marr, President of VTI.

Former Academic Dean of Herzing College in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Marr holds a doctorate degree in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the Jamaican Institution of Engineers, a member of the Jamaica Computer Society and a past president of the Jamaica Badminton Association.

Mrs. Karen Bruce, Executive Director Of VTI.

Mrs. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration. She is a member of the Jamaica Computer Society; and the Secretary of the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE).

Mr. Whilston Taylor, P.E., M.B.A., J.P., O.D.

In 2005, the Government Of Jamaica conferred the award of the Order Of Distinction upon Mr. Taylor in recognition of outstanding service in the important area of Public Service. He is a Consultant with the Island Traffic Authority and Chairman of the Board, Jamaica Railway Corporation. Mr. Taylor is a registered Professional Engineer and holds the Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a past president of the Jamaican Institution of Engineers. Mr. Taylor also holds the distinction of being a Justice of the Peace.

Mr. Carl Scott, P.E., M.B.A.

Communications Consultant, former Vice President of Cable & Wireless. Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering; a Diploma in Business Studies (U.W.I.) and a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has served at senior levels in the Telecommuniations sector in Jamaica. Mr. Scott is registered as a Professional Engineer in Jamaica and is a member of the Jamaican Institution of Engineers.

Miss Greta M. Bogues, M.B.A.

Miss Greta Bogues is former the General Manager, Corporate Affairs Division at J Wray & Nephew Ltd. Miss Bogues also served as the first female Chief Executive Officer of the combined Private Sector Organisations of Jamaica (PSOJ), the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA) and the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA), the consolidated business association secretariat.

Miss. Bogues is also a member of the Caribbean Technical Working Group on Corporate Governance and is a Tutor in Human Resource Management for the Manchester Business School local MBA programme. Miss Bogues is a member of the Institute of Directors (UK) the Commonwealth Association of Corporate Governance (CACG), sits on a number of private and public sector committees and is currently a director with the Mona School of Business (UWI), the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA) and is Vice Chairman, PSOJ Corporate Governance Committee.