Chief government spokeswoman takes job with Argus Group
The Argus Group has announced the appointment of Aderonke Bademosi Wilson as the chief communications officer.
Ms Wilson has been the director of the Government’s communications department.
The company said that in leaving government, she will be responsible for the development and oversight of a corporate communications strategy at Argus, aligned with business imperatives which include media relations, branding, image and reputation management and internal communications.
Argus CEO Alison Hill said: “The role of chief communications officer is a newly created position and as a senior communications professional she brings a wealth of knowledge from the local, international, public and private sectors.
“Argus is placing greater focus on providing clear and frequent communications to all stakeholders, including current and future shareholders, clients, employees and business partners.
“As an exciting first step in the process, we have brought Aderonke on board.
“With her broad experience, she will help us to better communicate our value to shareholders as we continue to develop and implement strategies that will support the growth and diversification of Argus’ earnings — doing so whilst always putting our customers at the heart of all our decisions.”
Ms Bademosi Wilson added: “I am happy to be a member of the Argus team. There are exciting developments taking place throughout the organisation including initiatives that focus on managing health, rather than managing sickness.
“As a growing global company, there is emphasis on everyone winning with a culture of doing the right thing. I look forward to expanding the communications function within the company and for external stakeholders.”
Ms Bademosi Wilson joins Argus after six-and-a-half years as the director of the Department of Communications for the Government of Bermuda.
The Argus statement said: “Amongst her notable achievements with the Government was leading the crisis communications during the first 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Aderonke is a project management professional certified by the Project Management Institute and has a master of arts degree in management and human resource Development.
“She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications. She has more than 30 years of experience in corporate communications.
“Ms Bademosi Wilson is a student and practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry and has facilitated more than a hundred workshops in Bermuda, the US and Sierra Leone.“
Argus’s recent activities to position itself as a forward-thinking, dynamic, global company will demand a development of its corporate communications function.
Changes include the acquisition of The Family Practice Group and Island Health Services in June 2020.
This was in addition to the earlier acquisition of One Team Health, its Canadian-based care and network management business.
The company recently said that it had created a unique healthcare ecosystem focused on delivering quality integrated health care solutions.
This comes coincidentally as the Government is on the verge of a reform package that would, among other things, establish the Bermuda Health Plan as a new minimum benefit package, create a unified health financing system, and seek to improve access to preventive care and disease management.