Leroy Cooke is one of the founding members and current President of the Jamaica Triathlon Association (JTA), the former CEO of eGov Jamaica Limited/ Fiscal Services Limited (FSL) and a former board member of Central Information Technology Office (CITO). Leroy, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professional for more than 25 years is also a great lover of Athletics and Triathlon. He has devoted majority of his life in developing the sport in Jamaica. His contribution to the sport began at an early age as an athlete, representing school and country, but later transitioned into an administrative role.
As an athlete, he attended and represented St. Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) in track and field at the 100m, 200m and 400. He also attended C.A.S.T. (now UTECH) where he earned a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering while he competed in track and field in 100m, 200m and 400m. His success at this level, afforded him a track scholarship to Seton Hall University in the United State of America. He also represented Jamaica at the senior level running the 200m and 400m. His tenure in his administrative role began in 1989, upon his return to Jamaica, by assisting the legendary Dennis Johnson as coach of the CAST (now UTECH) track team; then in 1992 he became an IAAF Certified Electronic Timekeeper; and has spanned many more functions to include that of IAAF Electronic Photo Finish Judge at the “World Juniors in 2002”; Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) Chief Electronic Photo Finish Judge; JAAA Assistant Coach to Barrientos Games (twice); Assistant Manager IAAF World Championship 2017, Jamaica Triathlon Association Manager to the Pan American Games twice; Manager for Triathlon team to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games; JAAA Assistant Coach to World Universities Games (twice); JAAA Manager to Pan-Am Junior Games; Chairman of the Advisory Council at the University of Technology (UTECH), School of Computing & Information Technology. He is also the current President of the Jamaica Triathlon Association, also the Director of Records at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (J.A.A.A). Leroy is a certified level 1 International Triathlon Union (ITU) coach and official for Triathlon. He was invited and has attended the last two (3) ITU world congress meeting.
Leroy’s experience in ICT ranges from project management, financial, treasury and tax systems for government, internet and technical support, training, and operations. He has contributed to the public and private sectors within Jamaica, and has worked international. He possesses a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology (N.Y.I.T.), a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Seton Hall University – South Orange New Jersey and a H.N.D. in Engineering from College of Arts, Science and Technology. Leroy has received several additional professional training from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Sloan School of Management, University of Technology (formerly CAST) and Institute of Management and Production.