He has served on numerous boards in the private and public sectors and has been at the helm of several local and international organisations, including the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, the Jamaica Institution of Engineers, the Jamaica Debates Commission, the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, the National Building Code Committee, and the Caribbean Council of United Way Worldwide.
A consultant with over 15 years’ experience in Corporate Relations, Mr. daCosta also has over three decades of technical and engineering leadership in the petroleum and beverage industries. He is a founding partner in the Jentech group of engineering companies. He has postgraduate degrees in Engineering, Business Administration and Insurance, and is a Fellow of both the Jamaica Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK).
In 2012 he was awarded the Jamaican national honour of Commander of the Order of Distinction for his contribution to engineering and manufacturing.