Government of JamaicaGovernment of Jamaica

Elizabeth Stair

Elizabeth Stair was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Land Agency (NLA) in September 2000 and Commissioner of Lands in 2001.

Prior to her appointment, she held two posts concurrently - Commissioner of Land Valuations and acting Commissioner of Lands.

As the NLA is a merger of the land administration functions in Jamaica, she is responsible for surveys and mapping, land titles, valuations and the management of Crown Lands.

Mrs Stair studied at the Polytechnic of the South Bank, U.K. where she was awarded a BSc in Estate Management. She is a member of a number of local and international associations:

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom (F.R.I.C.S)
  • Member of the Association of Land Economy and Valuation Surveyors, Jamaica
  • Honorary Member - Realtors Association of Jamaica
  • Honorary Member of the National Society of Real Estate Appraisers, USA



She currently serves on several boards:

  • Town and Country Planning Authority
  • Real Estate Board
  • Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  • Land Development and Utilisation Commission

Mrs. Stair is also a Part-Time Lecturer in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of Technology, Jamaica and is an Assessor for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Commissioner of Lands/ Chief Executive Officer


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