Mr. Henry, a Jamaican national, has spent the last 20 years working in non-profit organizations in the Caribbean region. His main area of focus has been on development in housing, food security, education as well as sustainable community interventions for women and children.
He has served the Caribbean community through personal and vocational efforts to secure the participatory rights of children, women and youth. As the chair of a place of safety for boys, he developed partnerships that secured best interest outcomes in the lives of these youth. He pioneered, and still gives leadership to, a rural community school for young adults, creating a second-chance opportunity for transition to the world of work and higher education.
Mr. Henry has worked in community development in both the private and public sector, previously working in banking and life insurance. His ventures as an entrepreneur led him into merchandising agro products and then into pastry and foods, during which time he developed his skills as a pastry chef.
Mr. Henry currently serves the community through his position as the Projects Manager of the Sandals Foundation. Here he has developed interventions supportive of early childhood development, sustainable livelihoods through agriculture and development in rural communities across the Caribbean region.
He has a bachelor’s of science degree in sociology and a master’s degree in social policy and development from SALISES, UWI Mona.