Heather Kitson

Heather Kitson

Director

T +1 441 242 1519
E heather.kitson@walkersglobal.com

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Heather joined Walkers Bermuda* in May 2018 where she is a Director, Professional Services. 

Heather offers independent director services to a broad range of companies and has industry expertise in insurance (property, casualty, political risk, marine and financial lines) and reinsurance (property, excess casualty and structured risks), retrocession, shipping, banking, investments, trusts and ILS. She has ten years' of Board experience gained at several international financial institutions, serving in various positions including Director, Chairman, Board Committee Member, Company Secretary and Group General Counsel. 

Heather also advises on board governance and best practice, compliance and regulatory matters with particular expertise in anti-money laundering/counter terrorist financing (AML/ATF).

 

*Walkers works in exclusive association with Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers Bermuda', a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law. The title of 'partner' is used to refer to a consultant or employee of Walkers Bermuda with equivalent standing and qualifications to a partner of Walkers.

Heather started her career as a lawyer at Ince & Co in London for five years specializing in insurance, reinsurance, shipping litigation and ship finance.

Heather returned home to work for Aspen Insurance Bermuda for five years and held the positions of General Counsel and Director; she was also responsible for Bermuda regulatory compliance. She was Group Company Secretary for Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE listed).

Heather also worked at Colonial Group International where she was General Counsel and had responsibility for legal, compliance and the corporate secretariat across Colonial's offices in Bermuda, Cayman, Bahamas, BVI and TCI.

Prior to joining Walkers, Heather was Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the Clarien Group of Companies including Clarien Bank, Clarien Trust and Clarien Investments.

Admitted in:
Bermuda (non-practising)
England & Wales (non-practising)

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) History, University of Manchester
Common Professional Examination, College of Law, Guildford
Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Member of the Institute of Directors

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