CARIBBEAN Examinations Council (CXC) in activating its digital transformational agenda, and repositioning as a regional enterprise that facilitates regional integration and development, has appointed two senior members to its leadership team. Effective 1 February 2020, Nicole Manning assumed the role of Director of Operations, Examination Services and Rodney Payne assumed the role of Director of Technological Innovation, Information Technology Services.
Mrs Manning possesses a Masters of Science in Computer Based Management Information Systems, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Management. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Technology (Jamaica) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management (UK). Mrs Manning is an industry professional with over twenty years of regional and international managerial experience in diverse industries from Test Development & Measurement to Quality Assurance and Strategic Management.
Prior to joining the Council Mrs Manning held executive positions including portfolio responsibility as Head of the National Council on Technical Vocational Education and Training in Jamaica. With extensive experience in the fields of education and assessment, Mrs Manning will lead the Examinations Services Division, which comprises of the Examinations Development and Production, and Examinations Administration and Security Departments.
Mr Rodney Payne has been with the organisation for the past twenty-two years. He joined the staff of CXC in 1998 as Network Administrator, he then held the post of Information Systems Manager from February 2011, a role he had acted in from 2009. In October 2017, he took on the role of Senior Manager, Examinations Administration and Security. Mr Payne has also acted in the role of Director of Operations from September 2019 until the date of his recent appointment.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mr Payne also holds a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Victoria and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Along with several IT certifications, he also completed the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program.
In keeping with CXC’s strategic plans, the Director of Technological Innovation, Information
Technology Services is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative technological solutions to advance the organisation’s contribution to the digital transformation of the region’s education landscape.