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ACCESS Financial Services Limited (AFS) - Changes to the Board of Directors

ACCESS Financial Services Limited (AFS) advises of the resignation of Mr. Christopher Williams from the Board of Directors and the appointment of Mrs. Nerisha Davis Farquharson to the Board, effective January 27, 2022.

Mr. Williams served as a Non-Independent Director between January 2015 and June 2020 and as Board Chairman between June 2020 and June 2021. In June 2021, Marcus James assumed Chairmanship and Mr. Williams resumed the position of Non-Independent Director. During his tenure, Mr. Williams provided strong support and strategic leadership and demonstrated consistent passion for the growth and development of the Company. Commenting on Williams’ resignation, Chairman James said “We are grateful for the contribution that Chris has made to the growth and expansion of ACCESS for the last seven years. He has shown consistent fervor and provided valuable strategic insights at some of the most critical juncture of the Company’s development. On behalf of the Board, I express sincere gratitude to Chris”.

The Board of Directors welcome Mrs. Davis Farquharson who brings a wealth of experience as a Chartered Financial Analyst with extensive experience in portfolio and treasury management and corporate strategy formulation. Nerisha is currently Vice President – Treasury and Private Equity at Proven Management Limited and has held substantive positions in the financial sector. She holds an MBA in International Business from the Mona School of Business, CFA Charterholder from the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, and a BBA in Finance from the University of Technology. She has also completed 2 of the 3 qualifying levels for a Chartered Market Technician. Miss Davis Farquharson is the recipient of numerous professional and service awards.


About Access Financial Services Limited

Access Financial Services (AFS) is a leading microfinance institution in Jamaica with an island-wide presence. The Company offers a wide range of business and personal loans to the microfinance sector; a sector which contributes significantly to economic growth. AFS was incorporated in 2000 and was the first company to list on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2009. The Company also operates its wholly owned subsidiary Embassy Loans Inc., located in Florida, USA.


Access Financial Services Limited

41B Half-Way Tree Road Kingston 5, Jamaica

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AFS Press Release - Changes to the Board of Directors
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