Mr. Gore has over five decades of experience and leadership in the Jamaican construction industry. A current member of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Private Sector Organization of Jamaica and the Incorporated Master Builders Association of Jamaica, Mr. Gore is also a Director on the
Board of The Jamaica Observer. Previously, he has served as:
Chairman, Deputy Chairman and a Director of JAMPRO
Director of the Kings House Foundation
Chairman and Director of the Jamaica Developers Association
President of the Incorporated Master Builders of Jamaica
Mr. Gore has earned recognition for his instrumental role in helping to shape the island’s housing industry. Over the years he has received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions to Jamaica’s economic growth and development, as well as his charitable initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Jamaicans.
These include the:
Order of Jamaica (O.J.) for outstanding contribution to Housing Development, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
Order of Distinction (O.D.) for his contribution to Sports, Housing and Community Development
Jamaica Observer Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Award
American Friends of Jamaica’s International Humanitarian Award
Carlton Alexander Award for Excellence
Mr. Gore is convinced that the way forward for Jamaica in the twenty-first century lies in creating a first-rate education system on the island. In order to help achieve that he— along with his wife, Christine—has founded and acts as Trustee/Director of the Phillip & Christine Gore Family Foundation (GFF). The GFF supports financially challenged students from elementary school through high school, putting many of them in a position to win scholarships to university. In addition, Mr. Gore who is a dedicated Jamaica College (JC) old boy, serves as Director of the Jamaica College Foundation Renovation Project. He has also endowed several scholarships at local universities, such as UWI, MICO and UTECH.
A keen sportsman, Mr. Gore acted as President and Director of Tennis Jamaica, and is now an Honorary Life Member of the Board of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He is a loyal supporter of both Manchester United in the Premier League and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. An avid reader, Mr. Gore also enjoys discussing politics and spending quality time with his four grandchildren.
As Managing Director of Gore Developments Limited, Mr. Christopher Gore takes the lead and sets the tone in every aspect of the business, from land acquisition and development to construction and quality control. He earned his business degree from the University of Miami before returning to Jamaica to help maintain and expand the family business. Over his three decades with the company, Mr. Gore has developed a stellar reputation within the building community. He is a respected leader and avid sportsman. When he is not at work, Mr. Gore enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Mr. Ruthven Ottey began his illustrious career working in the legal profession at the prestigious Kingston-based law firm of Myers, Fletcher and Gordon. He then moved over to Gore Developments Limited (GDL), where he helped to build the company’s well-oiled Accounting Department. For more than a decade, Mr. Ottey has been the General Manager of GDL. In this role, he oversees the running of the company, making sure that it operates effectively and to the high standards for which it has come to be known.
Ms. Janice Wilson is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant. She has been Gore Developments Limited’s Chief Accountant for the past 18 years. Ms. Wilson has over 35 years of accounting experience—28 of those in the specialized field of construction accounting. She is a dedicated and committed professional who excels in her role, ensuring that GDL’s cost controls and financial reporting meet and exceed the building industry’s best practices standards.
As the Project Manager for Gore Developments Ltd., Mr. Israel Pinchas schedules and coordinates all of the firm’s design and construction operations—from the conceptual development stage to final completion. It is his responsibility to make sure that each project gets completed on time and within budget. A native of Israel, Mr. Pinchas has made Jamaica his adopted home for 30 years. He met and married his wife here and together they have three children. On weekends, Mr. Pinchas can often be found cycling through the mountains from one side of the island to the other.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Dr. Wendy Gore has more than 15 years of experience in the field of marketing and a PhD in English Literature from Kings College London. Dr. Gore returned to work with Gore Developments Limited. In 2021. She, along with her team, is dedicated to helping ensure that Gore Homes maintains and expands its well-earned reputation for providing all Jamaican residents with the highest-quality, most affordable housing on the market. Dr. Gore believes in equality for all, loves spending time with her family and—along with her entire family—is an avid fan of the Miami Dolphins NFL team.