Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited Appoints Sophia Harris Chair of the Board of Directors
15 November 2012: The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited ("Butterfield") today announced that Mrs. Sophia Harris has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited, effective 6 November 2012.
Mrs. Harris, who has served as a non-executive director on the Cayman Board since 2002, is the Managing Partner and founder of Solomon Harris, a leading independent law firm in the Cayman Islands.
Mrs. Harris has served as Chairwoman of the Immigration Department’s Business Staffing Plan Board of the Cayman Islands and is currently Chairwoman of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal. She has also served on the Board of Governors of the University College of the Cayman Islands. Mrs. Harris is a past President of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and the Chamber of Commerce, a council member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and sat as a council member of the Caymanian Bar Association.
Mrs. Harris holds a degree from the University of Liverpool and was called to the Cayman Bar in 1991. She practiced with Hunter & Hunter (now Appleby) before establishing Solomon Harris in 1998.
Conor O’Dea, Managing Director of Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited and Senior Executive Vice President, International Banking at Butterfield, said, "We are fortunate to have had Sophia serve as a Director for more than ten years and we are pleased she has accepted the position of Chair. The Board will continue to benefit from Sophia’s perspective and specialised knowledge of the international financial services industry."
The composition of the Board of Directors of Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited is as follows:
Sophia Harris (Chair)
Managing Partner, Solomon Harris
Deputy Managing Director, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited
Managing Director, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited and Senior Executive Vice President, International Banking at Butterfield Group
James E. O’Neill
Managing Director, Frapag Finance Ltd.