Management team

Stephen Banner

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Banner was appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer effective 12 November 2018. He has been with HSBC since 1991 and has worked for the HSBC Group in ten different countries prior to Bermuda, most recently as CEO of HSBC Greece from 2014-2018.

In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Steve has management oversight and responsibility for all lines of business and functions within the Bank and leads the Executive Management Committee in setting strategic direction for the Bank.

Steve has extensive experience in business leadership, strategy development/execution, risk management, corporate banking, personal financial services and corporate governance.

Mr. Banner holds a BA (Hons.) in Business Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK and qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

 

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Executive Management Committee

Federico Bellanti

Head of Global Markets and HSBC Securities Services

Federico Bellanti was appointed Head of Global Markets and HSBC Securities Services in January 2018. He joined HSBC in 1996 as an FX Trader in Italy before progressing through the bank where he has held various positions, including Head of Corporate Sales Italy and more recently as Head of Global Markets Corporate Services, Italy. He has served as a member of the European Corporate Sales EXCO since 2012 and contributed to both the design and implementation of the sales strategy and sales policies for European corporates. While serving as a member of the EMEA Risk Advisory from 2012 to 2016 he assisted in the design and development of the Risk Advisory Strategy and led the design and development of key analytical tools for corporate clients across EMEA.

Federico’s experience covers primarily derivative products, ranging from Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Commodities. He possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of the Corporate space, which has helped him navigate across the numerous challenges and opportunities offered by financial markets in recent years.

 

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Tanya Bule

Head of Wealth and Personal Banking

Tanya Bule was appointed as Head of Wealth and Personal Banking on 1 May 2020. Before her promotion to Interim Head of Wealth & Personal Banking (previously known as Retail Banking Wealth Management (RBWM)) in September 2019, Mrs. Bule joined the Bank in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer of the RBWM HSBC global line of business. Prior to that Mrs. Bule worked as an independent financial services consultant in the Middle East and before that she held a variety of management consultancy positions in financial services, banking (with Bank of Bermuda), the technology sector, as well as sales & leasing within the telecoms industry.

Shannon Burgess

Chief Risk Officer

Shannon Burgess was appointed as the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer on 6 November 2019. He joined the Bank in October 1995 as a Graduate Trainee and has held roles in Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Risk. He also spent some time working within the HSBC UK Project Export Finance Team in London.

In his capacity as Chief Risk Officer, Shannon is responsible for leading the Bank’s Risk Management Department in supporting the local lines of business, functions and Bank subsidiaries with all aspects of risk management, and oversees the Risk department’s efforts for regulatory reporting and prudential obligations imposed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

Shannon is highly proficient in credit analysis within the retail, wholesale and market risk sectors, and has extensive experience in risk management and corporate banking.

Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University in Washington DC.

 

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Rashid Daurov

Chief Financial Officer

Rashid Daurov was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Bank on 1 September 2020. Rashid joined HSBC in 2010 in Kazakhstan where he served as Chief Financial Officer. He also worked as Chief Financial Officer in HSBC Bank Malta and, most recently, Rashid was Head of Planning for the Global Service Company of HSBC Group in London. Prior to HSBC, he worked in audit and financial advisory with Ernst&Young and Deloitte.

In his capacity as Chief Financial Officer, Rashid is responsible for leading the Bank’s Finance department to ensure effective management of the Bank’s capital and liquidity, robust financial accounting and reporting, high quality support to local lines of business and regulatory reporting to the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

Rashid is a Certified Public Accountant (US) and holds an MSc Degree in Management from University of Bristol (UK).

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Judith P. Doidge

Corporate Secretary

Judith Doidge is the Bank's Corporate Secretary, with responsibility for the company secretarial and corporate administrative affairs of the Bank. She joined the Bank in 1971 in the Investment division. In 1980, she was appointed the Bank's Trader and Representative on the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

In January 1990 she moved to the post of Supervisor, Corporate Administration and Assistant Corporate Secretary and seven months later was appointed Corporate Secretary.

Judy was appointed a Vice President in December 1997 and an Executive Officer in August 2001. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors.

Judy attended The Bermuda High School for Girls, Lawnside School in Malvern, England, and the London College of Secretaries.

 

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Katherine Grantham

Chief Operating Officer

Katherine Grantham was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Bank on 7 June 2021. Katherine joined HSBC in 2005 and during her tenure she has held various senior leadership roles, the most recent as Chief Operating Officer of HSBC South Africa where she led end-to-end support, transformation, cost management, governance and risk management while providing leadership to the local HSBC teams. In addition, she was responsible for the rebuilding and strengthening of HSBC’s relationship with the South Africa Regulator.

In her capacity as Chief Operating Officer, Katherine is responsible for operational oversight of the Bank including operations, technology, corporate real estate, procurement, client services and change management.

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Yolanda Outerbridge

Head of Human Resources

Yolanda Outerbridge is the Head of Human Resources (HR). Yolanda and her team are responsible for developing and executing human capital strategies for the organisation. The HR function includes responsibility for resourcing, reward and benefits management, employee relations, learning and development as well as talent management.

Yolanda joined the Bank in 2002 as the Global HR Director for Private Banking after completing an 8 year career in HR with Butterfield Bank. Subsequent to the HSBC amalgamation, Yolanda took on the role of Senior HR manager and moved to the corporate HR team where she focused on integrating Bank of Bermuda with HSBC. In her current role as Head of HR she is keenly focused on raising the employment brand of the organisation, human capital planning and effectively managing talent with a core focus on high potential talent.

Yolanda graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University and holds a post graduate diploma in Human Resources from Seneca College in Toronto. She also holds both a Professional Human Resources designation (PHR) through the Society of Human Resources Management and a certification through the HR Professional Association of Ontario.

Yolanda has over 14 years of Human Resources experience within the financial services arena. She is an Executive Director and Board member of the Bermuda Employer's Council and has worked as Chairperson and Board member of the Bermuda Financial Services Academy. She is an active Youth Net mentor and supports Prospect Primary's P1 class on a weekly basis.

 

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Twynika Smith-Blakeney

Chief Compliance Officer

Twynika Smith-Blakeney was appointed as the Bank’s Chief Compliance Officer on 1 August 2021. She joined the Bank in December 1999 and has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including various roles within the Bank’s Asset Management and Compliance departments. In September 2020, Twynika was appointed as the Interim Head of Regulatory Compliance and in December 2020, was appointed as the Interim Chief Compliance Officer where she provided leadership to the Compliance function.

In her capacity as Chief Compliance Officer, Twynika is responsible for leading the Bank’s Compliance department to ensure that HSBC’s operations in Bermuda are effective in identifying, managing and mitigating Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crime and Fraud risks.

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Louise Twiss West

Head of Wholesale Banking

Louise Twiss West was appointed Head of Wholesale Banking (“WSB”) in August 2021. Louise joined HSBC in 2006, where she held the position of Senior Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking and then Vice President, Corporate Development. In 2009, Louise was appointed Head of Business Development and client service for HSBC Global Asset Management, Bermuda. She assumed the role of Associate Director in the Financial Institutions Group (“FIG”) in 2012 and from 2015 she held the position of Head of FIG, responsible for a dedicated team handling global business development and risk management for a portfolio of (re)insurance clients. Prior to joining HSBC, Louise held roles in management consultancy and technology firms in New York.

In her capacity as Head of WSB, Louise is responsible for leading and developing the WSB team, with full credit and operational risk oversight and responsibility for the formulation and implementation of business strategy. She also serves as a Director for HSBC Global Asset Management (Bermuda) Limited.

Louise graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, and holds an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School.

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Jill Virgil-Smith

General Counsel

As the General Counsel for the Bank, Jill is responsible for the management of the Bank's Legal Department and, together with her team, provides legal support to all divisions of the Bank. Jill joined the Bank in September 2004 as Senior Legal Counsel. In 2007 Jill commenced a two-year international assignment as Head of Legal with HSBC Bank (Cayman) Limited and returned to Bermuda in 2009 as Senior Legal Counsel for the Bank. In September 2010 Jill assumed the role of Acting General Counsel and in June 2011 she was promoted to Deputy General Counsel, a position she held until her appointment as General Counsel in August 2013.

Jill is a Bermudian qualified lawyer having been called to the Bermuda Bar in November 1996. Prior to joining the Bank in 2004, Jill spent 8 years as a Corporate Attorney at the Bermuda office of the offshore law firm Appleby. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from The University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada, a Bachelor or Law from The University of Essex in England and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in London, England. Jill is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association.

 

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Board of Directors

L. Anthony Joaquin, FCA

Chairman, Independent non-executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 29th July 2005

Anthony Joaquin, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, is retired Managing Partner of the Bermuda office of Ernst & Young. He is also Deputy Chairman and a Director of BF&M Limited, Deputy Chairman and a Director of Ascendant Group Limited, a Director of SAL Limited and former Deputy Chairman of the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

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Stephen Banner

Executive Director (Chief Executive Officer HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited)

Appointed to the Board: 12 November 2018

Stephen Banner was appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer effective 12 November 2018. He has been with HSBC since 1991 and has worked for the HSBC Group in ten different countries prior to Bermuda, most recently as CEO of HSBC Greece from 2014-2018.

In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Steve has management oversight and responsibility for all lines of business and functions within the Bank and leads the Executive Management Committee in setting strategic direction for the Bank.

Steve has extensive experience in business leadership, strategy development/execution, risk management, corporate banking, personal financial services and corporate governance.

Mr. Banner holds a BA (Hons.) in Business Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK and qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

 

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Kiernan Bell

Independent non-executive Director

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Appointed to the Board: 1st July 2015

Kiernan Bell is a retired Partner and former Managing Partner of Appleby Bermuda, with over 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation, corporate governance, M&A and shareholder disputes.

Ms. Bell is an Assistant Justice of the Supreme Court of Bermuda and serves as a Director (former Chairman of the Board) and Chair of the Governance Committee of the Bermuda Business Development Agency. She is a Director and Vice President of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce and a Director of HSBC Insurance SAC 1 (Bermuda) Limited. Kiernan is a former Chairman of the Bermuda Immigration Appeals Tribunal and a former President of the Bermuda Bar Association.

Ms. Bell holds a BA from the University of Toronto and an LLB from the University of Birmingham. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Middle Temple, London, England (1993) and a Member of the Bermuda Bar Association.

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Christopher P. Davies

Employee non-executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 13th February 2014

Christopher Davies has been employed by HSBC for more than 33 years. He is currently Chief Executive Officer International, HSBC Bank plc. and Deputy CEO of HSBC France with responsibility for HSBC’s activities across 17 of the Group’s markets in Europe, Africa and Bermuda. Prior to his current appointment Mr. Davies was located in Shanghai, China and was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, HSBC Bank (China) Company Ltd. where he directly oversaw the transaction banking, private banking and rural banking businesses, all operational and functional activities and was responsible for the development of HSBC’s China network. Prior to moving to China, Mr. Davies ran HSBC’s Commercial Banking business in North America, following a series of senior appointments across all of HSBC’s major business lines, principally in the UK and the Americas.

Mr. Davies was educated at the University of Oxford, England (MA Modern Languages). He is an advisory board member of the China Institute (New York) and was a member of the Brookings Institution's forum on global competitiveness.

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J. Lindsay Gordon

Independent non-executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 4th January 2016

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Lindsay Gordon is an experienced business and community leader, formerly President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada (2003 - 2013) and Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, now a Corporate Director. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada in 2003, Mr. Gordon was Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Bank Canada from 1999 to 2003 and between 1987 and 1999 he held various roles at HSBC Bank Canada in Toronto and Vancouver. Before joining HSBC in 1987 Mr. Gordon held various roles with Export Development Canada between 1976 and 1987. He is also a Director of HSBC Bank France.

Mr. Gordon holds an MBA in Finance and International Business and a BA in Economics, both from the University of British Columbia.

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Fiona E Luck

Independent non-executive Director

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Appointed to the Board: 7th June 2017

Ms. Luck is a retired (in 2010) financial services executive with more than 30 years’ industry experience in global financial services, insurance and reinsurance. She was executive vice-president and chief of staff of XL Group from June 2006 to 2009 and later served as special adviser to the chief executive officer until 2010. From 1999 to 2006, she held various top posts at XL, including executive vice-president of group operations and interim chief financial officer. Earlier, she worked at Ace Bermuda, leaving as executive vice-president of joint ventures and strategic alliances. Ms. Luck also worked at Marsh & McLennan’s Bermuda operation in various senior roles including Managing Director and she gained extensive experience as an audit senior at KPMG Thomson McLintock, London.

Fiona is a non-executive director of HSBC Insurance (Bermuda) Limited, HSBC Insurance SAC 1 (Bermuda) Limited, Convex Group Holdings Limited and Lloyds of London Franchise Board. She previously was a non-executive director at Ras Al Khamaih International Corporate Centre, Hardy Ltd., Catlin Group Ltd. and Allied World Holdings Ltd. She is also a Trustee of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in the UK and a Director of KnowledgeQuest, a Bermuda charitable organisation.

Ms. Luck qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland UK in 1982 and holds a BA Hons. in Economics and Finance from Manchester University, UK (1979). Fiona was named Woman of the Year in 2003 by the Association of Professional Insurance Women, USA.

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Vivek Ram

Employee non-executive Director

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Appointed to the Board: 14th February 2019

Vivek Ram has been employed by HSBC since 2014. He is currently Chief Risk Officer, Global Retail Banking and Wealth Management ("RBWM"), HSBC Holdings plc and is responsible for Risk associated with HSBC's RBWM operations globally across all risk types, encompassing retail banking insurance, wealth and asset management. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ram was Chief Risk Officer, RBWM, HSBC Asia Pacific in Hong Kong for three years and Global Head of Retail Policy and Standards at HSBC in London for a year. Before joining HSBC Vivek has held a number of different roles in financial services, including Barclays Bank, London where he was Chief Marketing and Customer Officer; Citibank London where he was the European Group Credit Director for the consumer group; GE Capital, Hong Kong where he was Retail Risk Manager; and Citibank, India where he held various business, risk and product roles in the formative years of Citibank's Indian retail banking business.

Mr. Ram was educated at the University of Delhi and is a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants.

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R. Gil Tucker, FCA, JP

Independent non-executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1st July 2015
Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

Gil Tucker, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, is a retired Managing Partner of the Bermuda office of Ernst & Young and retired Chairman of the Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young, Bermuda. Mr. Tucker is presently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Saltus Grammar School; and a member of the Bermuda Government’s Financial Policy Council. He is a past member of the Bermuda International Business Forum; the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce; past President of the Bermuda Hamilton Rotary Club; and past Chairman of the Bermuda Career Centre.

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John Wight

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Appointed to the Board: 1st October 2016

John Wight is Group Chairman & CEO of BF&M Limited, a publicly traded company on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, and thus a director of BF&M. John has 38 years of experience in the financial services sector in Canada and Bermuda. Prior to becoming Group Chairman & CEO of BF&M Limited in 2019, he held the position of President & CEO from 2005, and before that Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. John started his professional career with Ernst & Young, Montreal before transferring to Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), in Bermuda.

John holds professional designations as a chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, with a major in Accounting from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He also received a degree in Accounting at Concordia prior to earning his Chartered Accountant Designation. John holds a Fellowship with CPA Bermuda.

Mr. Wight is the past President of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, a Council Member of the Bermuda Stock Exchange and a member of the Ministry of Finance Insurance Advisory Committee. He is also a director for several outside companies, including Chairman of Bermuda Container Line.

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Judith P. Doidge, F.C.I.S.

Corporate Secretary

Judith Doidge is the Bank's Corporate Secretary, with responsibility for the company secretarial and corporate administrative affairs of the Bank. She joined the Bank in 1971 in the Investment division.

In 1980, she was appointed the Bank's Trader and Representative on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. In January 1990 she moved to the post of Supervisor, Corporate Administration and Assistant Corporate Secretary and seven months later was appointed Corporate Secretary.

Mrs Doidge was appointed a Vice President in December 1997 and an Executive Officer in August 2001. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors.

Mrs Doidge attended The Bermuda High School for Girls, Lawnside School in Malvern, England, and the London College of Secretaries.

 

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