Mission Statement

The Administrator-General’s Department protects the interests of minors, beneficiaries and creditors of the estates that the law requires the Administrator-General to administer.

Our Team

Mrs. Lona Brown

Administrator General & CEO

Mrs. Lona Brown was first appointed as Administrator-General on April 1, 1996. On November 1, 1998, she was named as Chief Executive Officer and Administrator-General in preparation for the Administrator-General’s Department achieving Executive Agency status on April 1, 1999. Mrs. Brown is an Attorney-at-Law with over twenty years of experience at the Jamaican Bar.

Miss Celia Barclay

Deputy Administrator General

Celia Barclay joined the Administrator-General’s Department in September 2017. She is an Attorney-at-Law and was admitted to the Bar in 2007. Ms. Barclay practised with a private firm for over three years before entering the Public Service in 2011. Having served as Deputy Trustee and then Government Trustee (formerly called the Trustee in Bankruptcy), she has over six years’ experience in the administration of estate and management of trust funds.
Miss Barclay is a graduate of Norman Manley Law School. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Laws Degree.

Mr. Patrick Wright

Finance & Planning Executive

Mr. Patrick Wright joined the Administrator-General’s Department in 2000 as Trust Accounting Manager. He assumed the position of Finance and Asset Management Executive in 2008. A graduate of the University of the West Indies, he has a Master of Science Degree in Accounting.

Miss Ingrid Cole

Attorney-at-Law/Estate Administration Executive

Estate Administration Executive for the Administrator-General’s Department, Ingrid Cole’s areas of expertise include Conveyance, Succession Law, Corporate Law and Family Law. Miss Cole was called to the Jamaican Bar in 1999.
Miss Cole’s journey into law saw her gaining experience in the private sector, where she served for several years before joining the Administrator-General’s Department (AGD) in 2002. As a Public Servant, Miss Cole served in the capacity of a Senior Case Attorney at the AGD. She was promoted to Estate Administration Executive with direct responsibility for estate administration and property management.
In fulfilling her social role to society, Ingrid Cole, a devoted Rotarian, is a member of the East Kingston and Port Royal Rotary Club. She was the Vice Chairman of Tarrant High School. She also served as a member of the School Board of the Independent City All-Age School in Saint Catherine.

Miss Kedia Delahaye

Senior Legal Executive

Miss Kedia Delahaye joined the Administrator-General’s Department in 2011 as a Legal Officer where she practices in the areas of succession and trust law, property conveyance and civil and estate litigation. She assumed the position of Senior Legal Executive in 2016. Kedia is a member of the Bar Association, Advocates Association and an Affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Miss Delahaye was admitted to practice in 2010 having obtained a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in History and International Relations (minor) (Hons.) and Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons.) and holds a Certificate in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Manchester School of Business. She also holds a Certificate in Land Registration and Conveyancing from the National Land Agency.

Article Published Case Note: David Adolphus Mckenzie v David Sampson, published in the West Indian Law Journal Vol.39

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