Takeese Allen

Mrs. Gilpin Allen is a Co-Founder and Director of Growth Perspectives Limited, currently serving as its Company Secretary. She is a Barrister and Solicitor called to the Bar in Auckland, New Zealand who also earned the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Norman Manley Law School in Kingston, Jamaica. Mrs. Gilpin Allen has over sixteen (16) years of combined experience in industry, government, and academia.

Mrs. Gilpin Allen worked in the Retail Banking and Private Banking areas of Scotiabank Jamaica before commencing her career in Public Education within the Government of Jamaica. Whilst working in government, she served as the De Facto Liaison Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation for her organization and later became the General Secretary for the Association of Caribbean Electoral Organizations. Mrs. Gilpin Allen observed and reported on Elections in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region.

As an academic, Mrs. Gilpin Allen worked at both the University of the West Indies Open Campus and the University of Technology, Jamaica in their paralegal and business law programs, respectively. She currently holds the position of Acting Vice Dean at the Faculty of Law – the University of Technology, Jamaica. Though a Lecturer of several modules, her primary interests reside in Company, Employment and Constitutional Law.

Mrs. Gilpin Allen holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law and a BSc. (Hons.) in Economics and Law from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. She also holds a LLB (Hons.) from the University of London.

In 2007, Mrs. Gilpin Allen was the sole Caribbean recipient of the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Scholarship – US State Department. Together with eleven (11) other future leaders from across the world, she toured five states, met with community organizers to discuss grassroot democracy and visited rallies organized by then Democratic Party candidates Barack Obama and John Edwards.

Mrs. Gilpin Allen provides oversight of the quality control and public policy teams at GPL.