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BII Vision: To be a world class center for education, training, and development of risk professionals.


Shannon Totten Original smallSHANNON TOTTEN- COUNCIL CHAIRMAN 2016/2018

The BII is on a progressive journey to become a world class learning and development institution. Currently we provide a variety of services to our clients and members. These include a testing center, key courses, pertinent seminars and relevant conferences. We, at the BII, understand that today's organizations require employees who are effectively trained and well equipped to handle the challenges of the 21st century. With this in mind we have developed a progressive strategy which includes strong emphasis on technical training, soft skills development, and consultative advice to our various clients and stakeholders. We believe that this focused approach will allow us to add greater value. Our commitment to achieving excellence is unwavering, and we encourage our clients and potential clients to join us on this journey.



The BII's activities are lead by the Governing Council and the CEO.  The Governing Council consists of senior staff from member companies. The Governing Council may appoint various sub-committees to ensure that the organization's objects are effectively achieved. The members of the BII Council and Education sub-committee follows: More...



The BII has an Advisory Board that consists of former Governing Council Chairmen.  Please note the names below.

Chris Fisher, CEO, Neon Underwriting

Rees Fletcher, Retired

Roger Gillett, Retired

John Wight, CEO, BF&M Group



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Chief Executive Officer:
Malcolm Butterfield

Email: mbutterfield@bii.bm

Telephone: 441-295-1596 ext 33


Malcolm is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Insurance Institute, responsible for strategic leadership of the professional development, training and career development of risk professionals in Bermuda's insurance and reinsurance industry. Malcolm has several years experience in regulatory compliance, restructuring, corporate finance and infrastructure. He gained his extensive and diversified skills and experience having served as Bermuda's Registrar of Companies for five years and then 19 years as a managing director and partner leading the Advisory Practice of KPMG.


Malcolm led and directed several major projects during his career involving the insurance and reinsurance industry and other entities in the Bermuda’s wider international business landscape. He was appointed an inspector to carry out investigations into major financial service companies. He also played an integral role on major infrastructure projects in Bermuda including as lead partner for the KEMH Redevelopment Project. Malcolm also chaired the blue ribbon panel whose mandate was to independently review the Bermuda airport project.


Malcolm has considerable leadership experience in education, including his seven years served as Board Chair of Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario. He attended St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. He enjoys singing in the Bermuda Chamber Choir and performing in many vocal events across Bermuda and overseas. He is regarded as an accomplished public speaker on various business and social issues both locally and globally.


Senior Financial and Executive Officer:
Carol Pitt
Email: cpitt@bii.bm

Telephone: 441-295-1596 ext 32


Project & Communications Officer:
Erica Martin
Email: emartin@bii,bm


Executive and Client Service Assistant

Lovette Desilva

Email: ldesilva@bii.bm

Telephone: 441-295-1596 ext 31



The roots of the Bermuda Insurance Institute (BII) go back to 1970 when the Bermuda Insurance Diploma Association (BIDA) was formed by 12 leading insurers. These leaders envisioned future growth in the Bermuda market, and recognized that there was a need for a well trained work force that would be ready to fill some of the needs presented by the expansion. Through the collaborative effort of the executives of these leading insurers, a movement began to ensure that people involved in the Bermuda insurance market, and those that were interested in pursuing careers in insurance had the opportunity to study insurance locally. More...