Colin D.W. Maxwell, FCA, FCCA
Mr. Maxwell was PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Jamaica Territory Senior Partner from 1 July 2011 until his retirement on 30 June 2015. He has over 36 years’ experience in public accounting, having joined PwC in 1978. He was admitted to partnership in 1991.
Prior to becoming Territory Senior Partner of the PwC Jamaica firm, Mr. Maxwell had served as the firm’s Managing Partner, Assurance Leader, Risk Management Partner and Learning and Education Partner. Mr. Maxwell was a pioneer in computer audit in Jamaica, having been trained as a computer audit specialist both in Canada and the United Kingdom early in his career. He also did a short tour of duty in Canada. He is a former member of the Company Law Reform Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica.
Mr. Maxwell has had extensive experience in leading audit engagements on a wide range of clients across varying industries. He is a director of the following companies where he also serves as Audit
LASCO Distributors Limited
CUNA Caribbean Insurance Jamaica Limited
CUNA Caribbean Insurance Limited (Trinidad & Tobago)
CUNA Caribbean Insurance (OECS) Limited (St. Lucia)
He is also a Commissioner of the Broadcasting Commission and is Chairman of its Finance and Administration Committee. Mr. Maxwell is a member of Kingston Cricket Club. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the DeCarteret College Alumni Association, his alma mater, where he was Head Boy in 1974/5.
Professional and Academic Qualifications
Mr. Maxwell is a graduate of the College of Arts Science and Technology (now The University of Technology) where he obtained an Honours Diploma in Accounting. Following further studies and experience, he became a Fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants based in the United Kingdom and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica.