UDC appoints Heather Pinnock as Acting General Manager
The Board of Directors of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has appointed Ms Heather Pinnock, Deputy General Manager (DGM), Planning Development and Project Management at UDC to act as General Manager as of September 24, 2018
As DGM, Ms Pinnock provided leadership for a team of over 90 professionals in technical services and real estate development for the Corporation including Urban Planning, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Architecture and Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
The Board of Directors chaired by Mr Ransford Braham has expressed confidence in the leadership of Ms Pinnock. The Board is also confident that the UDC will continue its transformative mission of making development happen by delivering mega-projects such as the Closed Harbour Beach Park in Montego Bay, the upgrading of the town of Ocho Rios and the completion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Building.
Ms. Pinnock is a graduate of the University College London, where she completed a Master of Science degree in Development and Planning with a concentration in Building and Urban Design in Development. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies degree from the Caribbean School of Architecture at the University of Technology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Green Economy (Climate) from Technische Universität Dresden in Germany.
Prior to joining the UDC, Ms Pinnock has served as in a number of public sector roles including being Chief Technical Director at the Ministry of Water and Housing; Consultant Senior Project Manager with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s Housing Development Corporation; and Senior Project Manager at the National Housing Trust. She has also garnered valuable experience working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Lecturer (MSc. Sustainable Energy) and Project Coordinator at the Institute for Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies, Partnerships Manager, at the non-profit CARIBSAVE Partnership; Architecture Design Studio Tutor (Part time) at the University of Technology (UTech);; and Architect/Planner at the Kingston Restoration Company.
She has been the recipient of many awards including that of being a Chevening Scholar and also serves as a Justice of the Peace in the parish of St. Andrew.
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September 26, 2018