Meet the Members of the CaPRI Team
Dr. Christopher Tufton is a Co-Executive Director of CaPRI. A Business Strategist whose expertise includes International Business & Marketing Strategy. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, where he received degrees in Management Studies and Marketing respectively. He completed his Doctorate in Business Administration at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 2002.
He is Jamaica’s former Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce, having served with distinction as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from September 2007 to June 2011. He has lectured and conducted business consultancy in Jamaica, the United Kingdom and the USA, in a number of areas including -International Marketing, Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Since January 2012, Dr. Tufton has focused on his business advisory services as chairman of CNT Global Limited. He is also Chairman of Greenfield Investments and Bahama Traders, both family controlled retail businesses and is a director of DESMOND Mair Insurance. He has also served on several corporate boards including the West Indies Trust Company Limited, CARIMED (the Caribbean’s largest pharmaceutical distributor) and NCB Insurance Company Limited.
For his impact on the Agricultural sector Dr. Tufton was named by the influential Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper Man of the Year for 2010.
Dr. Tufton is married and has three children.
Damien King is a Co-Executive Director of CaPRI. In addition, he is Head of Department of Economics at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Macroeconomic Theory and International Trade and Finance. He earned his B.A. from York University in Toronto, Canada, an M.Sc. from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and a Ph.D. from New York University – all in economics.
Damien’s academic work has appeared in the Journal of Development Studies, World Development, and Social and Economic Studies, and also in edited collections. His current research is on computable general equilibrium modeling, particularly in respect of the effect of macroeconomic policy on poverty and income distribution in Jamaica. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Desnoes & Geddes Ltd. and has previously served on the boards of Dyoll Group, Dyoll Insurance Company, the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica, The University Hospital of the West Indies, and The Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society.