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, Project 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, amongst 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 worked as a Senior Accountant in the audit and accounting departments of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Bermuda) and is a Charter Professional Accountant of Canada (CPA). In 2019, Mrs. Lespere was awarded the Fellowship Designation (FCPA) by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda for her outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and the community.