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Vanessa Hardy Pickering

Chief Financial Officer

Vanessa Hardy Pickering is Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Hamilton Re.  Vanessa is one of the original management team of Hamilton Re’s operations in Bermuda and was promoted from Group Controller of Hamilton Insurance Group (Hamilton) to Chief Financial Officer of Hamilton Re in September 2015. She has over 20 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry. 

Prior to joining Hamilton, Vanessa was employed at Ariel Re for seven years, holding increasingly senior positions, the last being Senior Vice President, Controller. She joined Ariel Re from Rosemont Reinsurance where she was Assistant Financial Controller for two years. From 1999 to 2003, Vanessa was employed in EY’s Bermuda office.

Vanessa, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada. She holds the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda.  

Vanessa currently sits on the Board of the Association of Bermuda International Companies (ABIC) and on the Board of Trustees at Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda.

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