Stephen is a financial services and insurance executive and attorney with an extensive background in innovation, strategy, governance, and transactions. He currently serves as the Chair of the Bermuda Business Development Agency, a public-private partnership between the Bermuda Government and the private sector helping lead Bermuda’s engagement on, among other things, digital assets, fintech, insuretech and climate finance economic development. From 2002 until 2021 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR: NYSE). During his time with RenaissanceRe, Stephen served as served as a member of firm’s Executive Committee, and as Chair of the RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation, the company’s charitable vehicle committed to researching and developing risk-mitigation techniques and raising awareness through conferences and outreach events, including the award-winning Risk Mitigation Leadership Forum series. Prior to RenaissanceRe, Stephen worked for Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, a leading international law firm.
Stephen serves on the boards of several industry and charitable groups including the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), an independent U.S. non-profit scientific research and educational organization which he serves as Chair, and the R Street Institute, a leading US non partisan policy organization. He also serves on the President’s Advisory Counsel for the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest non-profit conservation organization, and is a member of Bermuda’s COVID-19 Economic Advisory Committee. He previously served as Chair of the Reinsurance Association of American Extreme Events Committee, and Chair of the Policy Committee of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers. Stephen is a graduate of Columbia College, NY, and Harvard Law School. He is a frequent speaker on insurance industry, financial sector, climate and resiliency, and governance issues.