Mrs. Laura Heron
Mrs. Laura Heron has worked in the Tourism sector since 1981. Her sojourn began with the establishment of a family business (Resort Divers Limited), which provided water-sports activities within hotels across Jamaica. Resort Divers Limited was instrumental in developing scuba diving in Jamaica. Over the period she worked with approximately 25 hotels.
In 2008 she served on the TPDCo board as Deputy Chairman and Chair of the Audit Committee. She returns to TPDCo to share her wealth of experience in management and the several sub sectors. She is Deputy Board Chairman and currently sits on the Project, Product Development Community Tourism & Craft and Human Resources sub committees of TPDCo. She is also chairman of the audit sub-committee of the current board.
Mrs. Heron worked at St Ann Development Company from 2008 to 2014 as General Manager. Her responsibilities spanned the management of the iconic Dunns River Falls as well as Green Grotto Caves, Turtle River Park, Roaring River Estate, Laughing Waters, Ocho Rios Bay Beach and all other properties owned by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in the parish of St Ann.
In 2014, Mrs. Heron joined the Guardsman Group of companies to establish a Tourism and Hospitality Division where she continues to serve the industry on a day to day basis.
She is a graduate of The St. Andrew High School, Kingston and studied Business Administration at Florida International University. She is also a certified PADI Scuba Diving Instructor who still enjoys diving. She enjoys cooking, needlework and participating in community activities especially within schools in the parish of St. Ann. She is a former school board member at the Runaway Bay All Age School.
Mrs Heron is a member of Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA), The Association of Jamaican Attractions Ltd (AJAL) and served as Vice President of the Jamaica Association of Dive