Mark Golding MP
Political Career: Since October 2017, he serves as Member of Parliament for the St. Andrew South constituency. He was elected President of the PNP, and sworn in as Leader of the Opposition in November 2020, upon the resignation of Dr. Peter Phillips from those posts. He is also the Shadow Minister of Defence. He was a member of the Jamaican Senate from 2007 to 2017 and served as the Minister of Justice for Jamaica between January 2012 to February 2016.
Civic Activities: Serves as Chairman of the Mona Rehabilitation Foundation. He was appointed by the Minister of Finance & Planning to serve as a member of the Task Force to establish the Financial Services Commission, the regulator of non-deposit taking financial services institutions. He has also served on the Bank of Jamaica’s task force, which reviewed the legislation governing the operations of the central bank. Mr. Golding currently serves as the Chairman of the Arnett Gardens Football Club.
Profession: Admitted to practice as an attorney-of-law in Jamaica in 1990. Mark practised as an Associate at another prominent Jamaican firm until he joined Hart Muirhead Fatta in 1993. He was a founding director of Dehring Bunting & Golding Limited, investment bankers, unit trust managers, stockbrokers and financial advisers (now Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited). Mr. Golding also co-founded Proven Investments Limited. Served as a director of Caribbean Information & Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS), the first regional ratings agency for the Caribbean, and has served as a Director of GraceKennedy Limited as well as the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited.
Education: He is a graduate of Campion College High School; Magdalen College, Oxford University and University College London, England.