Mrs. Debby Ann Brown Salmon was called to the Jamaica Bar in 2012 and a year later, she became one of two partners at the Salmon and Swaby Law Firm, a private practice which she started with her business partner. Her legal career began with a short stint at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) where her responsibilities included in-depth research on the regulation and supervision of Jamaica’s financial system, looking at a macroprudential approach, the regularisation of Building Societies across Jamaica, rationale for establishing a Financial Stability Committee, Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), among others.
Mrs. Salmon received a scholarship in 2000 to complete her Bachelor of Science Degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Brockport and was a secondary school teacher for over a decade before earning her LLB degree with Honours from the University of London and completing two years of Legal Education at the Norman Manley Law School.
She grew up in the parish of St. Ann, where she attended St. Hilda’s Diocesan High School. She studied the Arts at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where she later served as the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the school’s alumni association from 2010 to 2012.
Mrs. Salmon is motivated by the teachings of the great Mahatma Ghandi, one of her favourite philosophers and lives by the mantra, “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”