Sen. The Hon Michael M. Fahy, JP
Senator, Minister for Home Affairs, Junior Minister of Finance & Economic Development
Sen. the Hon. Michael M. Fahy JP has been the Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities since May 2016, having been the Minister of Home Affairs since December 2013. He is also Government Leader and spokesman for the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Finance in the Senate. His diverse portfolios have included responsibility for the Departments of Immigration, Labour, Workforce Development, the Registry-General, Planning, Consumer Affairs, Rent Control, Transport Control, Civil Aviation, Marine & Ports and Public Transport. He has had oversight of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission and the island’s two municipalities and nine parish councils. He frequently acts as Minister of Finance and as Attorney-General.
Prior to becoming a Minister following the One Bermuda Alliance’s election win in 2012, he served in the Senate as the Shadow Minister for Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy and Housing. Michael has served on the Boundaries Commission and was also a Commissioner of the Commission for Unity and Racial Equality. Under the OBA he also served in the Senate as the Shadow Minister of Transport, Energy and Telecommunications.
He was campaign director of the OBA’s 2012 election campaign and served as the interim Chairman following the formation of the governing One Bermuda Alliance.
Michael is a Barrister and Attorney and Notary Public having been called to the Bermuda Bar in 2001 following his qualification as solicitor in London. He is also a qualified mediator (2005) and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Michael is a Senior Vice President and Bermuda Legal Counsel and Global Compliance Officer for Marsh Captive Solutions in Bermuda. Prior to becoming in-house counsel, Michael was part of a busy civil litigation practice at Appleby Bermuda for two years, prior to which he trained and worked at a boutique shipping and (re)insurance litigation firm in the City of London.
Michael is an alumnus of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario where he graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and the Guildford College of Law in Surrey, UK where he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Law (1998) and the Legal Practice Certificate (1999).
Michael Fahy is married with three children.