JIEP Spotlight (January 2012)


Mrs. Andrene Jones (QEP, ASQ, CQA)

Andrene Jones

Mrs. Andrene Jones has been in the environmental field for the past 28 years. She describes her fascination with nature as having its early beginnings when as a young child, her prep school teacher took her class on regular nature walks. These walks were sometimes around the teacher’s garden or to the beach.  Without knowing what field she would end up in, she knew that she had a liking for anything that had to with nature and the outdoors.

Andrene is a graduate of Morant Bay High and Titchfield High. She is also a graduate of the University of the West Indies achieving a B. SC. in Pure and Applied Chemistry (Upper Second Class Honours) and a M.Phil. Degree in Chemistry. After graduating from the University of the West Indies, Andrene was employed at the Jamaica Bauxite Institute where she worked from 1987 to 1989 as a Scientific Officer and gained much knowledge  about the bauxite industry.

Andrene has been employed to Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) since June 1989 and currently holds the position of Lead Team member in charge of Safety and Environment. The company’s operations were shut down in 2009 due to the global recession.  Prior to the plant’s shut down, as a Director, she managed the ISO 9001:2000 certified quality and the ISO14001 environmental management systems.

She is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) since 1998; the first person to get this certification in Jamaica. She credits her attaining this professional certification to the late Claude Davis who encouraged her to make the necessary sacrifice to take on the required course of study. The island has since gained many other QEP’s, some of whom have been mentored by Andrene.

In 2006 Andrene became a certified quality auditor as per the requirements of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

She is a member of the JIEP and currently serves as “Central Focal Point”. She has also participated in numerous professional conferences both locally and internationally and has given environmental talks in schools mainly around Alpart.

Andrene is married to Edwin and they have three sons. She is a member of the Ridgemount United Church in Mandeville where she is actively involved in the Church School.


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