Conor O'Dea - Senior Executive Vice President, International
Conor is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the financial services industry in the Cayman Islands for over 20 years. He has been with Butterfield since 1989, joining the Board of Directors in 1994 and becoming the Managing Director in 1997. He is a past President of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, President of the Cayman Islands Bankers Association, Chairman of the University College of the Cayman Islands and Vice-Chairman of Island Heritage Holdings Limited. Since Hurricane Ivan in September 2004, Conor has acted as a Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund.
Michael McWatt – Deputy Managing Director, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited
Michael has worked in the financial services industry in Canada, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands for over 18 years. He joined Butterfield in 1999 as Head of Credit & Card Services in Cayman. Prior to joining Butterfield, Michael held various senior management positions in corporate banking and risk management in Canada. He was Chief Credit Officer for the Butterfield Group in Bermuda for seven years prior to rejoining Butterfield in Cayman as Deputy Managing Director and a member of Cayman’s Board of Directors in 2007. Michael was actively involved in various community and educational organisations in Bermuda. He holds an Honours Bachelors Degree in Business and Economics.
Sophia Harris - Managing Partner, Solomon Harris
Sophia-Ann Harris joined Butterfield Cayman’s Board of Directors in 2002. Mrs. Harris is the Managing Partner and founder of Solomon Harris, a leading independent law firm in the Cayman Islands. She has served as Chairman of the Immigration Department’s Business Staffing Plan Board of the Cayman Islands, and is also a past President of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, serving as the first female president in the Cayman Islands. Mrs. Harris is a past Assistant Governor for the Rotary Clubs within the Cayman Islands and is a past President of the Chamber of Commerce.
James E. O’Neill – Managing Director, Frapag Finance
Jim joined Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited’s Board of Directors in May
2008. He has an MBA in International Banking and has been working in the
international commercial banking industry for over 34 years. He is chairman of
Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited’s Audit, Compliance and Risk Policy Committee,
is a councilor (former secretary) for the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and
has been a trustee of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Pension since 2002.
He was secretary and treasurer of the Cayman Islands Bankers Association, is an
active member of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and is a Director of the Cayman
Islands “Meals on Wheels” programme. Jim is also CEO and treasurer of the
Central Caribbean Marine Institute.