LWatts 2020Mr. Ludlow Watts


A retired banker (retail and corporate), Mr Watts has served for twenty years as the Treasurer of the
Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). His principal responsibilities include
fundraising and the day to day management of the association’s financial affairs.


His Managerial experience also includes his leadership as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a
Government Agency with responsibility for Sports. In addition, he has also benefitted from
leadership training at the University of Manchester and the Alcan International Leadership Series.

Mr. Watts has been involved with the JAAA since 1985. He has been Jamaica’s Chief Starter since
1996 and has officiated at major local and International Meets, including Boys and Girls
Championships, Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM), Racers Grand Prix, IAAF World
Junior Championships in 2002, the CAC Championships and Jamaica’s’ National Championships, to
name a few.

This athletics enthusiast holds the distinction of being one of the five (5) members of the North
American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) panel of international starters.
A consummate professional and team player, Mr Watts has been the Manager of many teams to
international track and field events such as the Olympic Games, World Championships, World
Relays and the Commonwealth Games.

Mr. Watts is the father of four children and two of his three sons have represented Jamaica in track
and field at the Olympics and World Championships, and the other in Under 17 Football Competition

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