Neil Patterson

Chair, Audit Committee

Neil Patterson is a recently retired Chairman of the KPMG group of entities in Bermuda. He spent the majority of his career with KPMG, having joined the firm in 1989. He was a client facing lead audit partner from 1997 until his retirement on December 31, 2020; providing audit and advisory services to financial services clients in Bermuda. He was the Risk Management Partner for KPMG in Bermuda for over twenty years and was the Risk Management Partner for KPMG’s sub regional firm (The KPMG Islands Group) for fifteen years. Neil became the Bermuda firm’s Office Managing Partner in 2008 and served for nine years, he then took on the role of Chairman until his retirement.

From 2012 until 2015, Neil served as the Managing Partner of KPMG’s regional firm; The KPMG Islands Group (KIG). In this capacity, he was also a member of KPMG’s Board of Directors for its European, Middle East and Africa (EMA) firm. From 2016 to 2020 Neil served as a member of KPMG’s Global Insurance Advisory Group, a sub-committee of KPMG’s global board. The Group advises the KPMG global board on insurance matters affecting KPMG member firms around the world.

Neil is very active in the Bermuda community. In 2019 he co-founded Ignite Bermuda, the island’s first privately funded business incubator and accelerator. Ignite’s purpose is to help Bermudian entrepreneurs succeed in business, diversify economic ownership and create jobs through education, mentoring and support. To date over 500 Bermudian entrepreneurs and small businesses have benefited from the programme. In 2021 Neil co-founded Bermuda Investor Community Limited. BICL is designed to enhance the flow of capital from angel investors into the entrepreneurial community in Bermuda. It provides coaching and advisory services to entrepreneurs seeking capital and promotes an electronic platform where investors and entrepreneurs can enter into transactions.