ORVILLE Johnson was elected as the new chairman of the Jamaica Medical Foundation (JMF) at a meeting of the executives held at Insurance House in Kingston, recently.

The JMF has been in operation since 1988 and is an outreach arm of the insurance industry which raises funds to give assistance to persons who have medical emergencies and assists health institutions with equipment and supplies. The JMF operates under the banner, ‘Providing a lifeline to health’.

Johnson has had a distinguished career in the insurance industry, starting as a salesman at Jamaica Mutual Life and was one of the pioneers of Bancassurance and in later years he became the CEO of NCB Insurance Services Ltd, marketers of the “OMNI” product, for 10 years.