Butterfield: ‘Not A Candidate For Elective Office’

December 7, 2015

Former HSBC CEO Phil Butterfield responded to speculation he may stand in the upcoming bye-election, telling Bernews that, “I can affirm that I am not a candidate for elective office.”

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A well known business executive, Mr. Butterfield’s career in the banking industry has spanned over 40 years.

He joined HSBC Bermuda in 2000 as Chief Administration Officer, was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2001, and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Following his retirement as CEO in 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of HSBC Bermuda, a position he will retire from effective 31 December, 2015.

A bye-election will be held in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central due to the resignation of PLP MP Glenn Blakeney who resigned effective today [Dec 7]. Neither the OBA or PLP has officially confirmed a candidate yet, however both are expected to announce their candidates in the coming weeks.

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  1. Ms. Poli Tician says:

    The key word here is “elective”. Stay tuned, I am sure there is more to come.

    • Looks like U.B.P. might USE the DJ from the carnival, Pied Piper tactic.
      Wonder how many will follow him overboard.

  2. swing voter says:

    Can somebody of his stature step up to the plate? He’s needed

  3. aceboy says:

    He is a perfect fit for the PLP. He speaks from both sides of his mouth. He will fit right in. I await word that he is in fact heavily involved in politics and that his “elective office” was word play.

  4. Encyclopedia says:

    Regardless of party politics, someone like Mr Butterfield would bring a lot to the table and should be in the House of Assembly or Senate.

  5. Hello says:

    Do we want another Dr. Brown?

  6. This is too bad, as his excellent leadership skills would be more than a welcomed addition to the plp let alone bermuda politics

    • cup of tea anyone? says:

      george, you are a real binford buh.

      geenie loving

      trash talking self need to get crackin.


    • rudy says:

      I do not think that the plp are very interested in quality leadership so Butterfield has as good a chance as my dog to get a nomination.