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Governor appoints Kiernan Bell as new independent senator

Kiernan Bell has been appointed as an independent senator (Photograph Supplied)

A new independent senator has been appointed to the Upper House by Rena Lalgie, the Governor.

Kiernan Bell, a former president of the Bermuda Bar Association, takes over the seat left vacant when Michelle Simmons stood down from the role last month.

Under the Constitution, the Governor has the discretion to appoint three independent members of the 11 person senate.

Ms Lalgie 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 Bell has more than 20 years of corporate governance experience.

She worked at Appleby from 1994 to 2017, when her roles included Bermuda managing partner.

Since her retirement, she has served as an assistant justice at the Supreme Court, as well as being a member of a number of statutory boards, tribunals and panels.

Apart from the three independents, the rest of the Senate is made up of five Progressive Labour Party representatives and three from the One Bermuda Alliance.

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Published September 21, 2022 at 7:51 am (Updated September 21, 2022 at 7:51 am)

Governor appoints Kiernan Bell as new independent senator

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