ICRMC SPEAKER

Suzanne Williams-Charles

Director of Policy and Regulation
and Corporate Secretary
Association of Bermuda
Insurers and Reinsurers

Suzanne Williams-Charles is the Director of Policy and Regulation and Corporate Secretary of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers.  William-Charles joined ABIR with nearly 22 years of industry leadership.  As Director, Williams-Charles leads ABIR’s Bermuda office, specifically managing ABIR’s policy development work related to Bermuda’s efforts to ensure that the jurisdiction continues to be recognized as a leading reputable financial center.  She also serves as ABIR corporate secretary involving her in every aspect of the Association’s work including corporate organization, government and industry relations and financial management.  Williams-Charles is also responsible for leading ABIR’s public outreach agenda.

Prior to joining ABIR, she served as Head of Reinsurance Compliance at Hiscox Re in Bermuda. Williams-Charles has over a decade of regulatory experience in increasing roles of responsibility at the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), culminating in her role as Deputy Director of Insurance Supervision. In this role, she directed both group and solo entity level supervision, undertaking risk-based supervision of all commercial regulated entities in the insurance sector.  While at the BMA, she also served in leadership roles in areas of Licensing & Authorizations and Restoration, Run-off Review & Monitoring. Williams-Charles also represented the BMA at working groups of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

Prior to her regulatory career, Williams-Charles served with KPMG in senior audit and audit manager positions.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration degree from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, is a certified public accountant and has achieved several insurance industry designations.