Dr. McNamara was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn, and in St. Lucia in 1972. He is the senior partner of McNamara & Company, Attorneys-at-Law of St. Lucia. The barrister/solicitor specializes in the representation of foreign investors in St Lucia in the Tourism, Manufacturing and Banking sectors. He served as Chairman of the St Lucia Tourist Board for nine years. Dr. McNamara is the Chairman of the Group’s main operating subsidiaries, Sagicor Life Inc., Sagicor USA and Sagicor Finance Inc., and formerly served as Vice Chairman, Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited, between June 2007 and January 2010.
He is a director of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group. Dr. McNamara’s St Lucia-based service includes the Board of St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd., where he was elected Chairman in December 2015, and served until his retirement at the end of 2017, and as President of the St Lucia Tennis Association. Dr. McNamara was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours for public service and services to the legal profession. Also in 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies for his outstanding achievements and contribution to the region in the areas of business, sport and general philanthropy for more than forty years.