Miss Straw has over twenty years of experience in marketing and business operations and a history of effective interaction and relationship management with clients, consumers and multifunctional project teams. Ms. Straw has worked extensively on monitoring project performance including deadlines, deliverables and resource effectiveness and quality on behalf of clients; lead project discovery sessions and documentation of detailed business requirements; oversaw the planning, execution and delivery of projects in the areas of management, marketing, event logistics and business operations.
As Programme Director, she currently provides strategic, organizational, financial and technical direction to the Project Execution Unit for the Skills Development for the Global Services Sector Project. She provides leadership, coordination and guidance in all matters pertaining to the successful administration and implementation of the GSS Project which has as its key focus, the strengthening of the skills development framework and the ecosystem for the Global Services Sector.
Miss Straw provided programme management oversight on corporate development initiatives and signature corporate projects for JAMPRO up to June 2018.
As Manager, Special Projects since May 2010, Miss Straw provided oversight and sourced funding for key development projects such as the National Export Strategy and worked with key agencies to identify and implement initiatives to support the growth of the export sector. She also managed the National Competitiveness Council which is designed to increase Jamaica’s competitiveness and build an enabling environment in which to do business with the country and was instrumental in developing the Business Environment Reform Agenda which served as a key tool by which Jamaica’s performance in key benchmarking reports was monitored.
From March 2013 to February 2015, Miss Straw served as Chair of the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions which is comprised of ten coalitions from the CARIFORUM Region and worked with the Network during that time to shape discussions related to building viable services economies through effective services policies and positioning services sectors both nationally and regionally for export growth.