Mary Alison Anderson
Nationality Jamaica
Committee Committee on the Rights of the Child
Date First Elected
Date Term Expires 02/28/2007
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background - 2002- Present: Chief Executive Officer, Child Development Agency, Ministry of Health, Jamaica
- 2003- Present: Member of the Board of the Early Childhood Commission, Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture of Jamaica
- Member of the Youth Policy Coordinating Committee, Jamaica
- Member of the Adolescent Health Policy Group, Ministry of Health
- Member of the National Working Group on Children and Violence
- Chairperson of the Programme Review Group, Policy, Advocacy, Special Care and Protection Programme for the Mid-Term Review of the GOJ/UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation
1986-2001: Lecturer, Department of Government, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
1994–1997: Deputy Dean, Student Matters, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Technical Consultancies (selected)
- 2002: Inter American Development Bank Social Sector Planning Consultation
- 2002: Public Sector Modernization Vision and Strategy Working Group
- 1999: Planning Institute of Jamaica/UNDP Human Development Report
- 1997: Commonwealth Secretariat, Peace, Conflict, Gender and Conflict Resolution the Commonwealth Caribbean
- 1996: CUSO-Caribbean, Democracy in the Caribbean

Community Service
- Past President and current executive member Alumni Association of St. Andrew High School for Girls, Jamaica
- Facilitator and resource person, Kingston Young Women’s Christian Association, Jamaica
Educational Background2003, University of Ghent, Belgium, Interdisciplinary Course in Children’s Rights
2002, Management Institute for National Development, Jamaica, Diploma Public Sector Management
1983 – 1984, University of Cambridge, U.K., M.Phil. International Relations
1979 – 1982, UWI, Mona Jamaica, B.Sc. International Relations
Current occupation Chief Executive Officer, Child Development Agency, Ministry of Health, Jamaica. She is the Chief Advisor to the Minister of Health on all matters relating to child welfare, including policy formulation and legislative and regulatory reform
Working LanguageEnglish