Wayne Furbert

Constituency #6 - Hamilton West

He was educated at Francis Patton School, Bermuda Technical Institute, and the Sixth Form Center, before going off to The University of Toledo. Wayne excelled in Mathematics and Physics and was invited to join the Mathematics Honor Society. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education degree. Later he received a Master's Degree in E - Business. 

He has had significant experience in Business. He joined PriceWaterHouse (Accountancy Firm) as an Auditor. He worked as a Supervisor in the Accounts department of an Insurance company and then managed a Law firm as General Manager and Financial Controller. In 1991 he qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant. In 1998 he demonstrated his entrepreneurial talent by creating, owning and managing three successful private companies.

He has served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Chairman of the Bermuda Road Safety Council.

Mr. Furbert was first elected in 1993 to represent Hamilton West as a Member of the United Bermuda Party (UBP). He served in several Ministries from 1993 - 1998 as Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs, Minister of Transport and as Minister of Housing, Health and Social Services. During his service as Minister he accomplished much to improve the better of Bermudians.

In 1998 the Queen bestowed on him the Title of The Honorable, for his service. 

Mr. Furbert  was also Chairman and Leader of the official opposition United Bermuda Party (UBP). After becoming frustrated with the UBP and the direction in which it was going, in 2010 he joined the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) and crossed the floor to sit in Parliament as a Member of the PLP.

In 2011 he became Minister of Tourism and Economic Development under the Progressive Labour Party banner. During the year and half as Minister and under his Leadership the National Tourism Plan was developed and the Bermuda Development Agency was birth to retain and create jobs, and encourage inward investments in Bermuda.  Recently Mr. Furbert was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree

Mr. Furbert currently serves as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and as the Shadow Spokesperson for Transport.

He is married to Ulene (Robinson) Furbert and has two children.

 

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