Thomas Smith, JP, CPCU

Managing Director

MANAGING DIRECTOR – JN General Insurance

An expert insurance professional, with over 35 years management experience and 45 years general insurance experience, Thomas Smith joined the JN General Insurance Company as Managing Director in November 2023. Mr Smith has an extensive knowledge of worldwide insurance standards and trends, with in-depth knowledge of service delivery standards as influenced by modern IT techniques. With strong sales skills and highly developed negotiation skills, he has been consistently successful in closing major accounts in an increasingly tight market.

He started his career with British Caribbean Insurance Company and has also worked with Dyoll Insurance Company, International Insurance Brokers and CGM Insurance Brokers (Jamaica). He joined MGI Insurance Brokers in 2007 as Managing Director and following the company’s merger with Billy Craig Insurance, was CEO of the rebranded BCMG Insurance Brokers since 2021.

Mr Smith holds a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter Designation (CPCU) from the Insurance Institute of America and completed an Insurance Diploma with the Insurance Institute of Jamaica. He has completed other courses in Communications, Marketing, Management, Strategic Planning Leadership and Insurance Management. An avid sportsman, Mr Smith is currently Captain of the Wanderers Gun Club. He is a member of the Kingston Cricket Club, where he has served as Honorary Treasurer; a member of the Constant Spring Golf Club where he has served as Club Captain; and has been a member of the Jamaica Skeet Club, previously serving as Secretary.  He is a past member of both the Kiwanis Club of Kingston and the Jamaica Insurance Brokers Association, where he has previously served as President.  He is a Justice of the Peace for the parish of St Andrew and Past President of the Richmond Home Owners’ Association.  He was appointed District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in January 2021.