Sylvan Richards, JP, MP

Shadow Minister of Home Affairs & Environment


Mr. Sylvan Richards was elected to represent Constituency 7 - Hamilton South after the December 2012 general election. Mr. Richards received his early education at West Pembroke School and Warwick Academy. He then attended Bermuda College before going to Howard University in Washington DC where he graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Insurance Education. After graduating he worked for a number of years in the United States before returning to Bermuda in 1993 where he has been employed at Marsh & McLennan (Bermuda) Ltd., ACE Insurance Company Ltd. and for the past nine years, as an Assistant Vice President at Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. When he is not working for Allied World Insurance Company as a casualty underwriter, Sylvan spends a significant amount of time performing community service. Mr. Richards is a member of YouthNet, mentors at Victor Scott Primary and he previously participated in the Salvation Army feeding program. In 2010, just two weeks after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Sylvan traveled with a church group to Port Au Prince to provide food and medical relief. Mr. Richards is a man committed to his faith and his family, he is an active member of the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship. He is married and has two daughters.