Argus Americas announces appointments and promotions
Argus Americas has announced the recent appointments of Kimberley D Caines-Best as the senior legal counsel and Tawanna Wedderburn as the vice-president, practice operations.
In addition, Sasha Castle-Siddiq has been promoted to the position of legal counsel — head of compliance and Akilah Albuoy was promoted to head of programme/project management (Americas).
Peter Lozier, CEO of Argus Americas, said: “Argus Americas is delighted to welcome Kimberley and Tawanna to the Argus family. They are highly qualified, outstanding professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the organisation.
“Additionally, I wholeheartedly congratulate Sasha and Akilah on their well-deserved promotions. These career advancements are a recognition of their hard work and dedication.
“I look forward to the continued success of these four outstanding women, as they each work to enhance Argus’ focus on customer service, managing health rather than managing sickness with an emphasis on always doing the right thing to ensure everyone wins.”
Mrs Caines-Best provides legal advice to Argus Americas (comprising Bermuda and Canada). She was Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2010 and the Bermuda Bar in 2011.
She is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association and the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. She is a Notary Public and a Blackstone Fellow.
She began her legal career in civil litigation before moving to HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited as legal counsel.
She has served on various government boards and on the Bermuda High School for Girls board of trustees.
Mrs Wedderburn is responsible for Argus’s medical practices — Island Health Services and the Family Practice Group.
With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare delivery and management, she worked in hospitals in Canada and Bermuda before leading the island’s health regulator with a mandate to improve the quality of healthcare in Bermuda.
Mrs Wedderburn completed her graduate studies at the University of Toronto and has received certificates in health systems and public sector management from the World Bank and Harvard University’s School of Public Health.
She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a trustee on the Westmeath Board of Trustees. Before joining Argus, Mrs Wedderburn was the clinical director for the Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Mental Health Services.
Mrs Albuoy received her Master's Degree in Risk Management from St John’s University. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the insurance industry in the United States. She joined Argus in 2015, where she worked in the strategic development office as a business analyst and later as a project manager.
Mrs Castle-Siddiq joined Argus in 2016 as a corporate administrator and legal counsel. She provides legal and compliance advice and corporate administrative services to the Argus Americas Region (Bermuda and Canada) and is responsible for a wide range of compliance functions including analysis and interpretation, transaction management and serving as company secretary.
Mrs Castle-Siddiq completed her education at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice and was Called to the Bar in December 2001. She is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association and a Notary Public. She recently certified as a privacy officer practitioner and in GDPR & Caribbean privacy.