Board Committees

Board Members

Executive Committee

The main purposes of the Executive Committee are to: establish organisational Governance structure and principles; ensure effective and efficient Board decision making; coordinate activities of the Board and its Committees; make urgent decisions; and act as a sounding board for the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Chair: Lucille Parker

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Kathryn Gibbons
  • Simon Everett
  • Michael Richmond MD
  • Venetta Symonds, BHB
  • William Shields, BHB

Finance Committee

The main purposes of the Finance Committee are to: assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibility for ensuring the Board’s financial integrity and credibility; ensure that an effective internal financial control system is maintained throughout the organisation; and ensure that the financial planning and resource management processes support the strategic directions and corporate objectives of the Board.

Chair: Terry Faulkenberry

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Terry Faulkenberry
  • Venetta Symonds, BHB
  • Williams Shields, BHB
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • Arthur Ebbin, BHB
  • Michael Fisher, Community Representative

Clinical Governance Committee

The main purposes of the Clinical Governance Committee are to: lead the Board in ensuring high levels of patient care; lead the Board in formulating the Board’s mission and vision specifying key goals and objectives as it relates to clinical issues; influence external shareholders and ensure a true partnership is working; establishment and maintain an effective system of integrated clinical governance, clinical risk management, and internal control across all Board activities (clinical) that ensures the achievement of the Board’s goals and objectives; and regularly review the Clinical Governance System and recommend to the Board changes and/or governance guidelines as necessary.

Chair: Lucille Parker

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Cheryl Peek-Ball MD
  • Michael Richmond MD
  • Venetta Symonds, BHB
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • Judy Richardson, BHB
  • Preston Swan, BHB

Communications Committee

The main purposes of the Communications Committee are to: ensure a sustained, meaningful and strategic focus on engaging stakeholders; improve perceptions of and confidence in the hospital; and develop trusted, open relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups.

Chair: Kathryn Gibbons

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Kathryn Gibbons
  • Ralph Richardson
  • Venetta Symonds, BHB
  • Michael Ashton MD, BHB
  • Anna Nowak, BHB
  • Kerry Judd, Community Representative
  • Mark Selley, Community Representative

Human Resources Committee

The main purposes of the Human Resources Committee are to: develop Board member orientation and education; monitor trade union relationships; oversee BHB’s pension plan; oversee compensation strategies for executives and physicians; recommend and oversee the Human Resources Strategy for BHB; and ratify Human Resources policies.

Chair: Sandy De Silva

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Sandy De Silva
  • Kathryn Gibbons
  • Sharon Vesey
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • William Shields, BHB
  • Angela Fraser-Pitcher, BHB
  • Kendra-Lee Pearman, BHB

Pension Committee

The Pension Committee oversees the operation and management of the plans and investments, is responsible for the appointment and removal of all service providers for the plans, and reviews and assesses the performance of all service providers.

Chair: Lucille Parker

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Simon Everett
  • Venetta Symonds, BHB
  • William Shields, BHB
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • Angela Fraser-Pitcher, BHB
  • Lori Burchall, BHB
  • Anthony Manders, Community Representative
  • Rebecca Pitman, Community Representative
  • Union Representatives

Modernization Committee

The main purpose of the Modernization Committee is to oversee the work of the BHB Modernization Project, to ensure good governance and full accountability. The Modernization Project aims are to make changes at BHB to ensure BHB delivers efficient, safe, quality services to meet the healthcare needs of modern Bermuda; and to overcome BHB’s current financial challenges.

Chair: Kathryn Gibbons

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Kathryn Gibbons
  • Simon Everett
  • Michael Richmond MD
  • Venetta Symonds, BHB
  • William Shields, BHB
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • Anna Nowak, BHB
  • James Campbell, BHB
  • Judy Richardson, BHB
  • Debbie Jones, Community Representative
  • Paula Wight, Community Representative

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit & Risk Committee has responsibility for providing advice to the CEO and Board of Directors on the adequacy of audit arrangements, and on the implications of assurances provided in respect of risks and control within BHB. The main duties of the Committee include reviewing and approving the Internal Audit Plan and Risk Assessment, challenging both external and internal auditors about their assumptions methodologies, overseeing the arrangements for the annual audit of BHB’s financial statements by the Auditor General, and overseeing BHB’s processes for the management and control of clinical, financial, legal, reputational, IT and infrastructure risks.

Chair: Simon Everett

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Simon Everett
  • Victor Scott
  • Katrina Nusum-Charles, Community Representative
  • David Pugh, Community Representative
  • Martha Tory, Community Representative

Insurance Subcommittee

The purpose of the Insurance Subcommittee is to oversee the insurance placements of BHB through the appointed agent/broker and to report to the BHB Audit and Risk Committee with recommendations on structure, pricing, wordings and marketplace. The Subcommittee will bring forward recommendations for the improvement of efficiency, effectiveness and cost optimization of all insurances within BHB.

Chair: Simon Everett

Subcommittee Terms of Reference – pending

Subcommittee Members:

  • Simon Everett
  • Michael Hoffman, Community Representative
  • Michael Budge, Community Representative
  • Ross Spurling, Community Representative