Therese Turner Jones, a national of The Bahamas, is an Economist graduated from the University of Toronto and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia, United Kingston. She has over 20 years of experience in the areas of macroeconomics and economic development, with particular emphasis in the Caribbean. Mrs. Turner-Jones served in key positions in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), including, most recently, as Deputy Division Chief for the Caribbean II Division, Western Hemisphere Department, and previously as Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean. Previous to her work at the IMF, she was the Deputy Manager of the Research Department for the Central Bank of The Bahamas.
Her appointment as Country Representative in Jamaica became effective May 1, 2013.