A former Senator, board member of the Development Bank of Jamaica, Managing Director of a luxury adventure destination management start-up, co-founder and Co-Executive Director of Jamaica's leading think tank, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), Group Strategy Officer for the JMMB Group – a leading Caribbean financial services group, Imani Duncan-Price, exhibits an impressive record of successful leadership in a range of areas.
Now Chief of Staff in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Imani supports the current Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Phillips, in policy and political strategy formulation.
She has, in her career, served as an international management consultant focused on the areas of business strategy, cluster competitiveness, gender strategy and social intervention, as well as co-authored extensive research on the origins of Kingston's inner-city violence, a theme she had previously explored for her Master's thesis.
Indeed, Duncan-Price is a committed advocate for social and economic development, with a special focus on women's empowerment, and transforming the Jamaican economy with new industries such as medical cannabis to drive inclusive growth. After completing her year focused on sustainability and violence reduction issues as Miss Jamaica World 1995, she earned an interdisciplinary BA in Economics, History, Government and Philosophy from Wesleyan University in the USA. Imani then attended Harvard University for her Masters where, as a Public Administration for International Development student, she co-founded AIDS-targeting NGO "Global Justice", whilst also working with the Work Bank on the issue of gender and economic development. She is still today a dedicated committee member of the Kingston YMCA Endowment Fund, and an active member of the People’s National Party (PNP).
In recognition of her leadership, Imani was named amongst “50UnderFifty Business Leaders Shaping Jamaica’s Future” by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) in 2013 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015.
Imani Duncan-Price is married to Stephen and a happy and perpetually tired mother of three young children, Aidan (6), Marley (4) and Selah (2).