Earl Jarrett was appointed general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society in October 1999 . He joined the Society in May 1997 as executive with responsibility for compliance and overseas subsidiaries. Jarrett is a member of the Society’s board and all its local and overseas subsidiaries. He is the chairman of the Jamaica Automobile Association (Services) Ltd (JAA), Manufacturers Credit & Information Services Ltd, the JN Foundation and the Jamaica National overseas companies. A chartered accountant and graduate of The University of the West Indies, Jarrett is deputy chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).
He is the honorary secretary of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, and a member of the executive board of the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI). He is also the chairman of the Jamaica Cancer Society and a trustee of the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust and the YWCA Trust. He is a director of the Gleaner Company’s UK and North American boards. A former council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and past president of the Rotary Club of New Kingston, he also served as a member of the National Task Force on Political Tribalism. Jarrett is a member of the National Council of Jamaica, Order of St John, and The University of the West Indies Mona Campus Council. In 2008 he received two major awards: the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Commander (CD), in the national honours awards by the Government of Jamaica for service in the financial sector and the Pelican Award from The University of the West Indies Alumni, Florida Chapter, for outstanding work in business development among the Jamaican Diaspora in the USA.