Governor Names New Independent Senator

Appointment of Independent Senator
Following the retirement of Mrs Michelle Simmons from the Senate, Her Excellency the Governor, acting in her discretion in accordance with Section 27 of the Bermuda Constitution, has appointed Ms Kiernan Bell as an Independent Senator.

The Governor said “I am grateful to Ms Bell for her willingness to join the Senate as an Independent Senator. She brings her own unique experiences to the work of the Senate which I believe will be of value and I wish her well in her future duties.”

Ms Kiernan Bell worked at Appleby (formerly Appleby Spurling & Kempe) from 1994 through 2017, serving in several leadership roles including Bermuda managing partner.

Since her retirement she has served as an Assistant Justice with the Supreme Court of Bermuda. She has also served on various statutory boards, tribunals and panels. Ms Bell has over 20 years of corporate governance experience and has been a past President of the Bermuda Bar Association.

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