The Ministry of Social Development and Sports announced the appointment of Ms Pandora Glasford (pictured) as the new Director of the Government Department of Financial Assistance.
Ms Glasford has assumed responsibility for the overall management and operation of the department, including the programme planning, financial, personnel and administrative functions. She is also responsible for reviewing and developing policy, monitoring and evaluation financial assistance programmes and services.
Ms Glasford has a BA in Economics from Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada) and an MA in Management/Human Resource Development from Webster University (Saint Louis, Missouri, USA). She also has achieved several professional designations; she is an ‘Investors in People’ Specialist and an Associate of Chartered Arbitrators UK.
A civil servant since 2009, she entered public service as Executive Officer of the National Training Board (NTB) before transitioning to her role as the Training Manager at the Department of Workforce Development, when the NTB amalgamated with the Department in 2012. Prior to this appointment she was the Director of Human Resources at ACE from 2004 until 2008 and Vice President there from 1995.
She has also been a member of several boards and committees including the Board of Governors at the Bermuda College, the Board of Education and the Bermuda Road Safety Council where she was Chairperson.
Minister Michael Weeks said: “We are pleased to have Ms Glasford assume the substantive post of the Director of Financial Assistance. She has proven a valuable asset to the Government of Bermuda and we look forward to working with her. She is a versatile human resources executive with hands on experience in the private and public sectors and advanced skills in facilitation, planning, and leadership.”