Ewan Simpson, Attorney-at-Law, holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Intellectual Property Law, from the University of Turin (Italy) where he studied on scholarship from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), in 2009. He was called to the Jamaican Bar in 2004, having completed studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona (B.A. Geography) and Cave Hill (LL.B), as well as the Norman Manley Law School, and has served in various Legal capacities including a two year stint as Legal Officer at the Ministry of Education immediately upon returning home from his studies in Italy.
Ewan has been a event producer having been associate producer for events such as the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Prime Ministers Gala and Portland Jerk Festival. In addition to being a mentor, advocate and lecturer in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment Law and Artiste Management, Mr. Simpson is currently the General Manager for Legal and Corporate Services for one of Jamaica’s leading Regulatory Bodies and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of the West Indies Mona. This former President and Chief Musical Arranger of the University Singers, and former Musical Director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) is currently the elected Chairman of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), and has been a National Adjudicator and Workshop facilitator in music and the Performing Arts for over twenty five years.
Having toured the world extensively as arranger, instrumentalist, vocalist and performance coach, Artiste manager as well as artiste development and Intellectual Property expert, he remains Musical Director and Artiste Manager for the group One Third and continues to be the leader of The Band IN2NATION which he founded. The involvements of this Distinguished Alumni of the UWI have also included national service as a former Director of Aerotel Limited (where he chaired the Human Resources Committee), as a former Commissioner of The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (where he chaired the Entertainment Arts Committee), as a current Director of the Toll Authority, a Director of The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) and Vice Chairman of the Entertainment Advisory Board to the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports. He also continues to serve as an advisory board member to the Issa Trust Foundation, which provides significant support by way of top quality health care solutions to needy Jamaicans. This proud son of Clarendon, owes his multifaceted life to his sophisticated yet humble beginnings in his family church and his unique exposure to the world as a student of Glenmuir High School!