Ms. Cheryl Lewis is an Attorney-at-law and a British Chevening scholar. She holds the position of Deputy Director-General at the Office of Utilities Regulation, Jamaica (OUR), with responsibility for Legal and Consumer & Public Affairs.
With over 20 years of energy-related experience, Cheryl does extensive work and provides strategic advice to the OUR on legal, legislative and regulatory matters including electricity projects, appropriate governance frameworks and consumer-related issues. She played an integral part in the introduction and establishment of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Jamaican electricity sector and the development of the associated infrastructure. She has also done considerable work regarding the introduction and expansion of renewable projects in Jamaica.
Prior to joining the OUR, Cheryl worked in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Jamaica where she held directorship and other posts, including Director of Commercial Affairs, sat on energy-related committees and public boards, advised Government officials & policymakers on privatizations, electricity, commercial, financial, legislative, and litigated various matters in the telecommunications and electricity sectors.
Cheryl holds a Masters in International Business Law (Distinction) from the University of Manchester, England, Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies (Upper Second Class), Cavehill, Barbados.