Fuller started his sojourn in the book industry in 1968
as a summer employee while in high school. He continued
through his student years at the MICO Teacher Training
College up to his graduation in 1973. Today he is the
CEO and managing director.
Over time, a synergy developed between Steadman's holiday
jobs and his training as a teacher that gave rise to the
idea that he could equally, if not better, serve the nation's
education programme through the Kingston Bookshop. As
a result after graduation from The MICO, and two years
in the classroom, he accepted a permanent position at
the Kingston Bookshop as Assistant Manager. Two years
later he became Manager of the company and in 1978, General
Manager. He was named CEO and managing director in 1996.
"The business challenged me, and I like a good challenge,"
says Mr. Fuller. "As a young educator, I felt that
my contribution towards educating the nation could go
beyond my efforts at the chalkboard. Involvement in the
operations of the Kingston bookshop provided that opportunity."
Kingston Bookshop's place in the forefront of the industry
is matched by that of its CEO. He is a Founding Member
of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) which
was established in 1989. He presently serves as vice president
of the board of directors. Prior to this he served as
President, Vice President and Sector Representative for
Distribution at various times. He was the second recipient
of the BIAJ's Trail Blazer Award which was introduced
to honour individuals who had made seminal contributions
to the industry.
He also works closely with the Ministry of Education on
a variety of related issues and has helped co-ordinate
the distribution of secondary textbooks under the book
Mr Fuller was a nominee for the prestigious Gleaner Honour
Award for 2005.
Under the inspired leadership of Mr Fuller the Kingston
Bookshop has enjoyed considerable growth and development
especially with the acquisition of Jamaica's largest agency
portfolio for representation of overseas publishers in
Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Mr Fuller and his wife Sonia are parents to four adult
children. He is an avid sports enthusiast.