Jerome Richardson grew up on the island Anguilla. He went on to work in the field of Information Technology on the island and later moved to the U.S.A where he studied Electrical Engineering. After completing his degree, he went on to work in the M.E.P (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) consulting industry. There, he got the opportunity to collaborate with many commercial architecture and engineering firms in Manhattan, NY and assisted in the completion of construction documents for many commercial projects. Jerome then saw the need for Anguilla to improve on its food security and sustainability. He left New York, returned home and started a commercial farm operation which supplied local enterprises and also exported produce to St. Maarten. Jerome has been the Deputy Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission since November 2012.