Audley Shaw

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The Honourable
Audley Shaw
Shadow Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service
Assumed office
19 September 2012
Leader Andrew Holness
Preceded by Omar Davies
Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service
In office
11 September 2007 – 5 January 2012
Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Preceded by Dr. Omar Davies
Succeeded by Dr. Peter Phillips
Personal details
Nationality Jamaican

Audley Shaw (born 13 June 1952) is a Jamaican politician. He served as the Minister of Finance and the Public Service in Jamaica from 2007 to 2012, and currently shadows that portfolio.[1]

Between 1983 and 1986, he became the Director of Public Relations and Advertising at the Jamaica National Investment Promotions Limited (JNIP). His responsibilities included overseeing operations in the various JNIP’s Marketing and Overseas Offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom and saw many new investments come to Jamaica.[1] He resigned his position with Government and became a Merchant and Marketing Consultant, in 1986.

In 1989, Edward Seaga appointed Mr. Shaw to the Senate. He has served as Shadow Minister of Information and Culture, Shadow Minister of Public Utilities and Transport and Shadow Minister of Industry and Commerce and has been the Member of Parliament for North East Manchester since 1993.[1]

Mr. Shaw has served as General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party and has been a Deputy Leader in the Party, since 1999, and was appointed Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament in 1995.[1]

In September 2007, Mr. Shaw was appointed as Minister of Finance and the Public Service for the Jamaica Labour Party.[1]

In November 2013, he ran against Andrew Holness unsuccessfully for the post of leader of the Jamaica Labour Party;

In October, 2013 during the Heroes' Day Awards Ceremony at King's House in Kingston, Mr. Shaw was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for his 20 years of dedicated and honorary service to the House of Parliament.


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Introduce the JDX an effective economic program to reduce some of Jamaica debt and also reducing it.