The Chairman of the Board of Directors – Mr. Andre Nelson, has announced the appointment of Mr. Stephen Edwards as Managing Director for National Road Operating and Constructing Company Limited.
Mr. Stephen Edwards was appointed Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company Limited (NROCC) in September 2021. He is a Civil Engineer and former Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at the University of Technology (UTECH), in Kingston Jamaica.
Mr. Edwards provides leadership for a team of professionals from a wide range of disciplines to include, engineering, environmental management, technical services, estate management and finance, among others. In addition to his experience in the private sector through teaching and construction management, his public sector service includes senior roles at the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo). While at TPDCo he served in the capacities of Director of Projects, Deputy Executive Director and as Head of Agency.
His current focus is the facilitation of Jamaica’s economic expansion and development through the construction and management of a modern network of highways and support roads across the country. High on the priority list of these mega-projects are Phase 1C of Highway 2000 (May Pen to Williamsfield) and the Montego Bay Bypass Road.
Additionally, Mr. Edwards is a graduate of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Construction Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Boston College (BC) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from FIU, where he was inducted into the ‘Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honour Society’, the ‘Chi Epsilon – Civil Engineering Honour Society’, and the ‘Golden Key Honour Society’. He is also a member of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE).
Mr. Edwards has strong passion for service to others which is a trait that Mr. Edwards credits his high school, St. George’s College, for. While teaching at Holy Trinity High he established “The Write Path Jamaica” charity, which sources school supplies for students from low-income families. One of Mr. Edwards’ core beliefs is that education is the best vehicle to create equal opportunity for all persons.
Mr. Edwards appointment took effect on Monday, September 6, 2021.