Mrs. Turner-Jones, a national of the Bahamas, is an economist graduated from the University of Toronto who holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Her appointment as Country Representative in Jamaica for the Inter-American Development Bank became effective May 1, 2013.
Mrs. Turner-Jones has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of macroeconomics and economic development, with particular emphasis in the Caribbean. She has served in key positions in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), including most recently as Deputy Division Chief for the Caribbean II Division, Western Hemisphere Department, and previously as Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean. Previous to her work at the IMF, she was the Deputy Manager of the Research Department for the Central Bank of The Bahamas.