Rocky Meade CD, JP, PhD
Ambassador Dr. Rocky Meade brings nearly four decades of exemplary leadership experience to his new role as Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister. He currently serves as Ambassador Plenipotentiary with responsibility for National Strategic Initiatives, where he plays a crucial part in coordinating and advising the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, where necessary, on matters of national strategic significance.
Ambassador Meade’s academic achievements are equally impressive. He holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, a Master of Military Arts & Science degree from the US Army Command and General Staff College, and both Master’s and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of the West Indies.
Throughout his distinguished career, Ambassador Meade has led various significant initiatives with impact at the organization, national, and international levels. Notable accomplishments include spearheading the establishment and growth of the Jamaica National Service Corps, overseeing the expansion and regionalization of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), and enhancing the Caribbean’s regional disaster response capabilities. His exceptional leadership has earned him the respect and admiration of colleagues both locally and internationally.
Ambassador Meade will also retain his role of Ambassador for National Strategic Initiatives.