Audley Shaw

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Audley Shaw

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Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service
In office
7 March 2016 – 26 March 2018
Prime MinisterAndrew Holness
Preceded byDr. Peter Phillips
In office
11 September 2007 – 5 January 2012
Prime MinisterAndrew Holness
Preceded byDr. Omar Davies
Succeeded byDr. Peter Phillips
Shadow Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service
In office
19 September 2012 – 7 March 2016
LeaderAndrew Holness
Preceded byOmar Davies
Succeeded byPeter Phillips
Personal details
Born (1952-06-13) 13 June 1952 (age 66)

Audley Shaw (born 13 June 1952) is a Jamaican politician. He currently serves as the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in Jamaica since 26 March 2018. He previously served as Minister of Finance and the Public Service in Jamaica from 7 March 2016 to 26 March 2018 and also served in the post from 2007 to 2012.[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.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)