Michael Dunkley, JP, MP


Polling Station: Christ Church Hall, Devonshire

EMAIL: mdunkley@oba.bm | 294.3210

Born June 18th, 1958, to Henry “Bill” Dunkley (deceased) and Marye Lee Dunkley.

Educated at Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda, Trinity College School in Port Hope Ontario Canada and graduated from the University of Richmond in 1980. 

Married to Pamela on May 23rd 1981, they have two daughters, Christine and Brooke. Michael is the Premier of Bermuda.

Widely recognized throughout the island of Bermuda as a very successful and astute businessman in addition to being a respected politician who is extremely dedicated to the island and its people. Renowned for his work ethic and never say die attitude.

First entered politics in 1997 with his election to The House of Assembly in Bermuda. On December 17th 2012 the One Bermuda Alliance won a historic General Election and Michael was appointed the Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety. Now Deputy Premier and Minister of National Security with the Cabinet changes in December 2013.  

Before being elected Michael served on numerous government boards in Bermuda among them the Hospital Insurance Commission, the Board of Agriculture and the Immigration Board.

He has been often recognized by the Best of Bermuda Gold Awards published by the Bermudian Magazine for his work in politics and in 2007 was voted “Most Effective Politician”

As a businessman he is Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Dunkley’s Dairy, a milk processing plant and one of the largest food importers. Vice President of Island Properties Ltd, a property management company and is President of Dunkley’s Management Holdings Ltd, a management consultant company.

Past President of the Mid Ocean Club from 1999- 2005 and 2008 – 2011 and now an honorary member of the club.

Has always been a very avid sportsman, former first division soccer player, winner of the club championship at The Mid Ocean Club on numerous occasions and also a former premier division cricket player in Bermuda. Used to play a good deal of squash, tennis and basketball. Today still enjoys keeping fit and works out just about every day.

Michael is a keen family man who is immensely proud of his wife and two daughters.