Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Wykeham McNeil earlier this month appointed Cooper as chairman of Jamaica's Entertainment Board.
refused to state the immediate priorities of the new Board, saying that he
would reserve comment until after the Board's first meeting later this month.
noted that a strong entertainment industry could be the catalyst for economic growth.
"The talent and creativity of our people are Jamaica's greatest assets.
Entertainment and sports are already two of the fastest growing, if not the fastest growing industries in Jamaica," Cooper
told the Jamaica Observer
"Our challenge, in this time of economic uncertainty, is to create an enhanced environment in which these assets can flourish, so as to enable even more rapid growth and profit for talent based business."
Cooper, a long time advocate for the development of Jamaica's creative industries, said that he was honoured to accept this appointment as board chairman.
An attorney at law, Kingsley Cooper founded Pulse 32 years ago.
The first fashion production, modelling, music and general entertainment company of its kind, it would later be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange as Pulse Investments Limited
Along the way, as head of Pulse, Cooper
effected a number of innovations and firsts for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
These include the Caribbean Model Search
, an international modelling agency, Caribbean Fashionweek
, the Superjam concert series, the acclaimed lifestyle TV programme Caribbean Fashion TV and the region's first fashion reality TV series featuring Jamaican, regional and international legs of The Caribbean Model Search
pioneered, defined and developed an international modelling industry for the Caribbean, in the process discovering and developing supermodels and other international stars