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Joseph M. Matalon resigns as OUR Chairman

Chairman of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Joseph M. Matalon, will demit his post to avoid potential conflicts of interest on January 1, 2020.

Chairman of the OUR, Joseph M. Matalon

Matalon submitted his resignation to the Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, earlier this month said a release from the OUR today.

The businessman will reportedly be pursuing interests in business areas that could conflict with his role at the OUR, the release said.

“Mr Matalon brought strong and insightful guidance as well as novel thinking to the organization’s new direction, post-2016, and helped tremendously with the transition from the old to the new structure of the office.”

– Director-General of the OUR, Ansord Hewitt

Director-General of the OUR, Ansord Hewitt, in the statement said, “Mr Matalon brought strong and insightful guidance as well as novel thinking to the organization’s new direction, post-2016, and helped tremendously with the transition from the old to the new structure of the office. His acute grasp of issues, strong visionary leadership, exemplary work ethic and presence and willing ear will really be missed.”

Matalon has served as Chairman of the Development Bank of Jamaica.

Matalon is a noted businessman who has served as Chairman of the Development Bank of Jamaica, President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica and Chairman of ICD Group Holdings among others.

The London School of Economics and Political Science graduate was appointed Chairman of the OUR on January 11, 2016.