BC Presidential Search

Important Notice: New President Search Announcement

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How to Apply:

For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries please contact:
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Presidential Search Timeline (Recently Updated)

  • December 6, 2023 - President Profile is reposted on college.bm and acctsearches.org. Targeted one-to-one recruitment commences; advertising placed.
  • January 16, 2024 - Search Committee Meeting - Reorientation; discussion regarding next steps, the timeline, and reviewing and rating applications. (2-hour zoom meeting)
  • February 6, 2024 - New Target Date for Receipt of Applications (open until filled).
  • February 8, 2024 - Search Committee members required to review the top 8 – 12 applications independently on ACCT secure web portal. All confidential applications available for review.
  • February 28, 2024 - Search Committee Meeting (#2); Discussion and selection of confidential semifinalist candidates. (4 – 5 hour virtual meeting).
  • March 14 - 15, 2024 - Search Committee Meeting (#3); Confidential video interviews with semifinalists; after the final interview, the Committee deliberates and selects 3 - 4 finalists to forward to Board for further consideration. 2 full days for interviews/deliberation. Candidates to join by zoom and the search committee to meet in-person, if possible.
  • Week of April 8, 2024 - Final candidates interview with the full Board, tour campus, participate in open public forums, meet with direct reports, etc. Board selects first-choice candidate (and decide if Board members will conduct a site visit – optional).
  • Late April 2024 - Board of Governors announces the next President of Bermuda College.
  • July 1, 2024 - Start date or as determined by the Board of Governors and the President-Elect.

Introducing The Presidential Search Committee


Mrs. Branwen Smith-King

Interim President, Bermuda College

Branwen Smith-King is presently serving as the Interim President of Bermuda College until Spring 2024. After a long career in higher education at Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts, Ms. Smith-King served as the Assistant Athletic Director, Chair of the Physical Education Department and Head Women’s Track & Field/Cross-Country Coach. Responsibilities included Senior Woman Administrator, Title IX coordinator, lecturer, faculty advisor and departmental representative for campus-wide issues.


Mrs. Smith-King grew up in Spanish Point, Bermuda and attended West Pembroke School and Warwick Academy. Undergraduate and graduate studies occurred at Springfield College (Massachusetts) and Louisiana State University. Branwen returned home in 2017, and worked as the Executive Director for the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, and recently as Secretary General for the Bermuda Olympic Association.

Mrs. Smith-King is proud to have represented Bermuda as an athlete and a team member for various sports; and now, as a Board Member of Bermuda College. She is committed to giving back to her Bermuda Community.


Mr. Lyndon Jackson

Acting Director of the Counseling and Career Centre, Bermuda College

For the greater part of his almost 20 year career at Bermuda College, he has been a Counsellor, responsible for supporting students transitioning to, through and beyond Bermuda College. He has created a niche with his support of male students and has established a men’s group that works to develop their leadership skills. Additionally, he has done much work to support students with specific interests in transitioning to the UK and has become a specialist in this area.


Outside of his Counseling role, Mr. Jackson has been an Adjunct lecturer for the past five years, teaching Introduction to Social Work (SOW 1151). His background is Social Work and he has held positions within both the Departments of Child and Family Services and Court Services. More recently, he has served as a Litigation Guardian in the Family Court and remains a member of that panel.


Mrs. Charmaine Natasha Tucker

President and CEO - Lombard Odier (Trust) Bermuda Limited

Charmaine is the President and CEO of Lombard Odier Trust (Bermuda) Limited.

As head of Trusts for the Lombard Odier Group, Charmaine heads a team of highly skilled professionals including lawyers, chartered accountants and STEP-qualified Trust practitioners.


Charmaine is a member of the Board of Governors of the Bermuda College, a member of the Board of Directors of Somersfield Academy, the Treasurer of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Bermuda, a member of the Bermuda Association of Licensed Trustees and a member of the steering committee of the International Wealth Forum.

Charmaine is a Barrister and Attorney, having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1997, the Bar of Commonwealth of the Bahamas in 1998 and the Bermuda Bar in 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science with special concentration in International Relations from York University, a Law Degree (LLB (Hons) from the University of London, and an International Tax Law Post Graduate Diploma from Robert Kennedy College in Delemont, Switzerland.

Charmaine is married with two sons.


Dr. Geoffrey Rothwell

Professor of Sociology at Bermuda College

Dr. Rothwell earned his PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland. The focus of his research has been the social impact of tourism on small island states. His interest in this area, and Bermuda in particular, stems from research concerning the development of St. David’s Islanders as a separate ethnic group. He has been teaching at Bermuda College since 1987.


Mr. Jon Beard

Deputy Head of Saltus Grammar School - retired

I was at Saltus for 45 years as a teacher, Head of 6th form (SGY), college Counsellor, Director of Advancement and Deputy Head of School. I have been involved in hiring staff and in Head searches.


Outside my profession I have been actively involved in sport on the island in many different aspects such as Bermuda Olympic Association, Bermuda Island Games Association, Bermuda Football Association and the Bermuda National Sports Centre. I am privileged to assist the Bermuda College in this next step forward for an exciting future.


Samantha Froud

Chief Administration Officer, Bermuda Operations

Samantha Froud was named Chief Administration Officer for Chubb’s Bermuda-based operations in January 2011, formerly ACE. In this role, she is responsible for the human resources function in Bermuda, budgeting, facilities management, business continuity planning, and administrative oversight for Chubb in Bermuda. In addition, Ms. Froud has responsibility for executive and board of director compensation matters. Previously, she served as Group Financial Controller, managing ACE's group reporting process, as well as the ACE Limited corporate accounting function, since joining the company in 2001.


Prior to joining ACE, Ms. Froud held several positions with Heddington Insurance Limited from 1993 to 2001, including Senior Vice President, Comptroller, Manager of Financial Reporting/ Insurance Accounting, and Assistant Manager of Insurance Accounting. She also was Auditor/ Senior Auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1990 to 1993.

Ms. Froud holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University and a diploma in business administration from Bermuda College. She is also a Chartered Accountant in Bermuda.


Robert Horton

Chief Administration Officer, Bermuda Operations

Former teacher of English, Deputy Principal, Acting Principal, Senior Education Officer, Assistant Cabinet Secretary and Permanent Secretary, Robert K. Horton retired from the public service on 28th February, 2013 after some forty-three years’ service to the community.

Mr. Horton gained his Teacher’s Certificate in Secondary Education from the College of S. Mark and S. John, University of London, United Kingdom, the B.A. Hons. degree in English Studies from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He served on the faculty of The Berkeley Institute, his alma mater, from 1970 to 1988, with the last twelve of those years in the role of Deputy Principal, when he moved to the Ministry of Education as Special Assistant to the Permanent Secretary. At the Ministry of Education, he later served as Project Manager of the Education Planning Team [EPT]; Education Officer, Human Resources; and Senior Education Officer, Finance, Administration and Personnel before moving to the Cabinet Office in 1994 as Assistant Cabinet Secretary.


Mr. Horton remained at the Cabinet Office until September 2000 when he assumed the post of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Home Affairs and Public Safety. He later served as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Immigration; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Engineering; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works; and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Government Estates and Information Services, the post that he held upon his retirement.

Following his retirement, Mr. Horton returned to an area that he really loved when he served for a time as a tutor at The Reading Clinic. His extensive community service continues as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bermuda College Foundation; President of the Lifelong Learning Centre, Bermuda College, Deputy Chairman of the Packwood Home Board of Trustees; and as a member of the Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal, the Family Panel, Magistrates’ Court and the Diocesan Advisory Committee of the Anglican Church of Bermuda.


Mr. Nasir Wade

Plant General Manager of Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility

Mr. Wade is currently Plant General Manager of the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility where he leads a team of dedicated engineers and technical staff.

Nasir is a Professional Engineer, having attained designations in both Bermuda and Canada in 2013. He holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University and a certificate in Financial Management through Cornell University. Nasir is the Co-founder and COO of an entrepreneurial venture, NeWave Solutions Group Ltd. which provides consultant services.


Mr. Wade was appointed to the Bermuda College Board of Governors in 2017 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He has previously served as an ex-officio member of the Bermuda National Training Board and currently serves his community as a member of management and youth football coach for the Somerset Cricket Club.

Nasir continues to focus his energy on bringing about positive change to Bermuda.


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