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Adara Development appoints Sheila Brown to board of Directors

Adara Development has today announced the appointment of senior businesswoman, Ms Sheila Brown, to its Bermuda board. Ms Brown joins a highly regarded group of directors and trustees globally, whose experience spans the business, not-for-profit and philanthropic worlds.

Ms Brown was formally the Senior Vice President of Investment Services at Butterfield Bank in Bermuda where she served for 13 years. During this tenure, she simultaneously acted as Manager, Butterfield Trust for four years.

Before joining Butterfield, Ms Brown worked at Bermuda Commercial Bank (BCB) for five years as General Manager, Global Custody. Prior to BCB, Ms Brown worked at Fidelity International Limited, starting her career as Assistant on the Trading Desk and working her way up to Manager, Trading Desk and Manager, Portfolio Administration.

Sheila Brown

Ms Brown has served as Director of 10 Government Boards spanning 30 years, including Bermuda Small Business Corporation, Bermuda College, Education Appeals, Bermuda Land Development Corporation. She has also served as a Director of the Bermuda Stock Exchange and the Bermuda Depositors Insurance Board.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Sheila Brown to the board of Adara Development (Bermuda), on behalf of our global teams,” said Audette Exel AO, Adara’s founder and Chair. “Sheila’s significant executive and board-level experience will be incredibly valuable for Adara as we expand our reach and deepen our impact. We are proud to have a deeply knowledgeable board guiding our work and leading us from strength to strength.”

The Adara Group has a nearly 25-year history and bridges the worlds of business and international development. Adara has deep expertise in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Remote Community Development. It delivers service through centres of excellence in Uganda and Nepal, and it deepens impact through its networks, its knowledge sharing and its work inspiring people to use their business skills for purpose.

“I have supported Adara since its infancy and am pleased to offer my service to this team dedicated to improving the lives of those in need”, said Ms Brown.

Ms Brown’s full biography is available here. Details of the work of the Adara Group is available at


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