A chartered accountant, Mr. Pearce, holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with honours from The University of the West Indies, Mona. He was admitted to Fellowship of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1999 and admitted to Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) in 2003. He is currently enrolled in the Chartered Financial Analyst programme. Prior to joining The UWI, Mona he provided business consultancy services in the areas of business planning, budgetary control, cash flow management and internal controls. He served as Financial Controller at AJAS Limited, with overall responsibility for the financial management of the company, including credit and collections. He was also Chief Financial Officer for the GK Foods Division, GraceKennedy Limited, providing strategic and operational advice to the Board. Earlier he served as Finance Manager, Distribution Division at J. Wray & Nephew Limited.