Mr. David Dobson

Professional Profile of Mr. David Wayne Dobson Chief Technical Director Ministry of Tourism

Mr. David Dobson is an experienced, value-driven Chief Technical Director with a proven track record in leadership, senior management, technical coordination and policy development.

Since joining the Ministry of Tourism in 2014, Mr. Dobson has been instrumental in providing critical oversight in the successful formulation and introduction of an array of policies and programmes that are currently shaping and benefitting Jamaica’s tourism industry.

Whether overseeing an industry stakeholder meeting, a national tourism project or an international conference, Mr. Dobson’s diplomacy, organizational and problem-solving skills are always on full display. This leadership style has garnered the respect and admiration of his colleagues as well as stakeholders in the wider tourism industry.

Mr. Dobson has a passion for the development of Small and Medium sized Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs) as well as Community-based Tourism Enterprises and seeing them fully integrated into Jamaica’s tourism value-chain. Thus, empowering communities to better benefit from tourism development.

Jamaica’s healthcare system has also benefited from Mr. Dobson’s expertise, where he has held several senior leadership positions. He has served as Chief Executive Officer for the Kingston Public, Spanish Town and Bellevue Hospitals as well as Parish Manager for the Kingston & St. Andrew Health Services and the St. Catherine Health Services

Mr. Dobson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, a member of Jamaica’s Air Policy Committee as well as a member of The National Quality Council.

He is also the Past President of the Jamaica Medical Records Association, the Jamaica Association of Health Service Executives (JAHSE) and the Rotary Club of Spanish Town.

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