Christopher Bovell, OD

Mr. Christopher David Rhys Bowell, OD, attorney-at-law and former member of the Jamaican Senate (1983-89) was born on October 7, 1938. In his formative years, he attended Munro College and later Cambridge University in the United States. On March 11, 1965, he married Michelle Nanco and they had six children.

He practiced as a solicitor in the Supreme Court (Jamaica) in 1964. In 1979, he became a director of GraceKennedy and served in that position for 30 years. He also served as the treasurer of the Jamaica Labour Party, from 1983-1989. As a devoted member of the St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, he served as secretary of the Incorporated Lay Body of the Anglican Church in Jamaica in the Province of the West Indies from 1983-1989. He was also a former chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ). 

In August 1994, the Government of Jamaica conferred on him the Order of Distinction, Commander Class, for distinguished public service.  

He was a partner in the law firm Dunn Cox, Orett and Ashenheim since 1965 and he is currently a consultant in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Department, as well as a Notary Public. He is also the chairman of Barnett Limited and a member of the Board of Directors at Hardware & Lumber Limited.