Dawnelle Walker is a Bermudian and is currently senior manager for Learning & Development at HSBC Bank of Bermuda. *Photo supplied
Dawnelle Walker is a Bermudian and is currently senior manager for Learning & Development at HSBC Bank of Bermuda. *Photo supplied

WEDNESDAY, SEP. 19: Dawnelle Walker has been appointed the Bermuda Insurance Institute’s first ever chief executive officer.

Ms Walker is a Bermudian and is currently senior manager for Learning & Development at HSBC Bank of Bermuda.

She is completing her doctorate on work-based learning and leadership. This degree is the product of a joint venture between the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and the Graduate School of Education.

She will assume her role at the BII in November, 2012. In her role as CEO, Ms. Walker will report to the Governing Council of the BII.

It is anticipated that the BII Governing Council positions of president and vice president will be changed to chairman and vice Chairman at the BII’s next Annual General Meeting to accommodate the change in the day to day leadership role to one of CEO.

Ms Walker said: “I am extremely pleased to have been selected to lead the BII’s day to day operations and to work with the BII Governing Council to take the BII to a new level of excellence. I am pleased that the Governing Council of the BII has put its trust in me to put into action our shared vision for the BII.

My first task upon assuming my role with the BII in November will be to reach out to our membership base.

“This will give me the opportunity to gain more of their insight on how we can best serve them and enhance the BII’s reputation as a world class provider of insurance and reinsurance education. I think these are very exciting times for the BII.”