Chief Operating Officer
Mrs. Shanna D.R. Lespere, Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for the Authority’s operations function including: Communications; Document Management; Finance and Currency Operations; Human Resources; Facilities; Programme Management; Information Technology and Enterprise Risk Management.
Mrs. Lespere joined the Authority in 2004, serving as Assistant Director of the Investment Group within the Banking Trust and Investment Department. In this role, among other managerial duties, she was responsible for planning, directing and monitoring the Investment Group’s activities.
In 2008, she was promoted to Director of the Insurance Department after serving as Assistant Director where she was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of licensed insurance companies and the management of the Authority’s on-site programmes for the insurance sector. During this time, Mrs. Lespere also held the position of Director of Licensing and Authorisations and was the Director of Supervision, Insurance –Complex Institutions prior to taking on the role of Director, International Affairs. Her most recent position at the Authority was Director, Operations.
Before joining the Authority, Mrs. Lespere was Vice President at Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda) Ltd. having joined the company in 1996. As Vice President she held joint responsibility for managing the daily activities of the Financial Services department within the Captive Management Group, which included maintaining existing client relations, developing new business opportunities, and the recruitment of new staff. She also worked as a Senior Accountant in the audit and accounting departments of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Bermuda) while studying towards her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.
Mrs. Lespere has a BSc (Hons) in Biology from Acadia University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
Her interests outside of work include sports, in particular golf and tennis. She is married and has two children.