• N. H. Cole Simons, JP, MP

    Shadow Minister of Education

    N. H. Cole New Pic Email: nsimons@parliament.bm  

    Mr. N. H. Cole Simons was elected to the House of Assembly in 1998. He has served as the Opposition House Leader, Opposition Whip and Shadow Minister of Government Estates and Information Services, all positions he held until 2012. He has also served as the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister of Youth, Sports, Cultural and Community Affairs. Now Cole serves as the Government Whip and House Leader and is a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Chairman of the Audit Committee. 

    Cole earned his Bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Maryland. He joined the Bank of Bermuda in 1988, starting in the Audit department where he worked with the team that audited Hong Kong and Guernsey. In March 1989 he transferred to Global Fund Services’ shareholder services. Cole also served as Vice President (VP) of Casualty Underwriting at Ivanhoe International Limited and Assistant Manager of Underwriting at GTE Reinsurance Company. As an AVP, Cole headed a number of shareholder service teams, which provided quality service to local and international mutual funds and unit trusts. He is also a director of a number of investment holding companies. 

    Cole currently is the director of the National Dance Foundation and the Peter Leitner Scholarship Trust. He is also a member of Bermuda's Veterinary Council. He was also one of the founding members of the Council Partners, a former VP of the Bermuda Equestrian Federation, and a former director of the Bermuda Conservatory of Music. He has also served as the Chairman of the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and as a member of the Consumer Affairs Board.   

    Mr. Simons married his wife Rochelle in 1986 and they have two daughters together.