As the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Shanna Lespere is responsible for the Authority’s operations function, including: Communications; Document Management; Finance and Currency Operations; Human Resources; Facilities; Programme Management; and Information Technology.
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 May 2015, Mrs. Lespere was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, after serving as the Director of Operations from May 2013.
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. Preceding her promotion to COO, Mrs. Lespere held the Director of Operations position at the Authority.
Prior to 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. Additionally, she also worked as a Senior Accountant in the audit and accounting departments of Price Waterhouse Coopers (Bermuda) and is a Charter Professional Accountant of Canada (CPA).