Members of the Commission

The Hon. Mr Justice F. Algernon Smith CD (Chairman)

The Honourable Mr. Justice F. Algernon Smith was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in July 1968. He served as a Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Courts from 1968 to 1973 and has held the posts of Crown Counsel, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr. Justice Smith has served for over 30 years as an Associate Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School. Mr. Justice Smith was elevated to the Bench in 1986 and was then appointed a High Court Judge in 1988 where he served for 13 years. He was then appointed as a Court of Appeal Judge in 2001.

Prior to his retirement in 2010, Justice Smith was awarded the Order of Distinction Commander Class in 2008 and in 2010 he was appointed to the Local Privy Council. In 2011 he was honoured by his colleagues of the Jamaican Bar Association.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Karl Harrison, CD (Retired)

The Hon. Mr. Justice Karl Harrison is a Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal. He obtained his education at Savanna-la-Mar Primary and Elementary School, Mannings High School, the University of the West Indies, the Norman Manley Law School and the International Law Institute (Washington, USA.)

The Hon. Mr. Justice Harrison held positions during his working life as a Clerk of the Courts, Assistant Attorney General, Resident Magistrate, Registrar of the Supreme Court, Master in Chambers, Judge of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of Appeal and Acting Grand Court Judge of the Cayman Islands.

Presently, the Hon. Mr. Justice Harrison is a member of the Board of Criminal Records, the Financial Securities Commission as well as being a member of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption.

Mr. Harrison has made publications such as Harrison Law Notes (Caribbean Law Publishers), Harrison on Personal Injury Claims (1997), Harrison on Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Claims (2012) (Revised) and the Practitioner’s Handbook on Fees and Costs. Mr. Harrison has two children and enjoys reading and listening to music.


The Hon. Mr. Adrian Strachan, O.J. C.D., J.P., F.C.C.A., F.C.A.

The Hon. Mr. Adrian Strachan has retired as Auditor General since 2007. An accountant by training, he is also a past Director of the Government Savings Bank Clerks’ Co-operative Credit Union.

He is the proud recipient of a national award of Commander of the Order of Distinction and was presented with the Order of Jamaica (O,J.) in 2007. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2005.

The Hon. Mr. Adrian Strachan was educated at the Montego Bay Boys’ School and Kingston College, The College of Arts Science and Technology (CAST) now University Technology (UTECH). He pursued further studies at Slough College of Technology in England.

Between 1987 and 1992, and 1998 to 2000, The Hon. Mr. Adrian Strachan was a member of the Board of External Auditors of the Organization of American States. He was also a Member of Council and Treasurer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica from 1987 to 1993. Between 1990 and 2000 he was elected as an External Auditor for the Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Auditing Institutions. The Hon. Mr. Adrian Strachan is presently a member of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nation.

The Hon. Mr. Adrian Strachan has found time to impart his knowledge and experience in the classroom, as guest lecturer in Auditing at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, and the Management Institute for National Development. He also lectured part-time in Accounting, from 1970 to 1978, at the then College of Arts, Science and Technology.

Among the Hon. Mr. Adrian Strachan’s interests are International Affairs, Cricket, Tennis, Football, Athletics and Boxing. As a student at Kingston College, Mr. Strachan was Captain of the football team and Vice-Captain of the cricket team. His performance earned him a place on the All Sunlight Cricket Team in 1962.

Mrs. Pamela D.M. Monroe Ellis, FCCA, FCA, CISA

Mrs. Pamela Monroe-Ellis has been attached to the Auditor General’s Department since 1997 to present. She has been serving as Auditor General with effect from April 2008. She was previously the Divisional Director of Audit (Deputy Auditor General) between August 2002 to March 31, 2008.

Mrs. Monroe Ellis served as the Chief Accountant at Home Books and Research Services during the period June 1994 to December 1996, and she was formerly employed as a Staff Accountant at Price Water House Coopers between August 1990 and May 1994.

Mrs. Monroe Ellis’ institutional involvement includes the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) from 1999 to present where she has served on the Public Sector, Audit Practice and Investigation Committees. Mrs. Monroe Ellis is currently a member of the Integrity Commission, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, the Government of Jamaica Audit Commission and the Financial Administration and Audit Selection Board.

In addition she is a member of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Audit Review Committee, INTOSAI’s Working Group for Values and Benefits for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and the Association for Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) Global Forum for the Public Sector.


Her academic qualifications include being a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and a Certified Internal Auditor with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She is a Fellow of the ACCA and Fellow of the ICAJ. She is a member of the Church of Transfiguration Steel Pan Orchestra. Her hobbies include interior decorating, listening to music, reading and sightseeing.


The Hon. Mr. Justice Howard Cooke (Retired), C.D.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Howard Cooke is a retired Court of Appeal judge.


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