Parris A Lyew-Ayee joined the board of directors in June 2007, having previously served as a director of NEM Insurance Company (Ja.) Ltd, a subsidiary of the JN Group. In April 2009 he was appointed chairman of JN Small Business Loans Limited. He is also a member of the boards of directors of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute, St Ann Jamaica Bauxite Partners Ltd, the Water Resources Authority, the National Resources Conservation Authority, and Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd. He serves on the board of the King’s House Foundation, and on the Campus Council and the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies.
Lyew-Ayee is a member and current president of the Geological Society of Jamaica; a member of the International Committee for Studies of Bauxites, Alumina and Aluminium (ICSOBA), and the Society of Mining Engineers of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers. He is currently the deputy chairman of the Stella Maris Church Council. A geologist and mineral engineer, Lyew-Ayee is the executive director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute, where he has spent most of his working life. He is acknowledged as an expert on Jamaican bauxite and the industry in general, and has more than 24 papers published on bauxite, both locally and internationally. He is also known for his work on the management of local and regional geological and mineral resources for development and environmental sustainability.