The Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP
Minister of Health
Minister Wilson has a long-standing interest in the Health portfolio. Immediately previous to her appointment as Minister of Health, she served the people of Bermuda as Shadow Minister of Health and Seniors. In October 2006, Minister Wilson was appointed as a Government Senator in the Upper House and was additionally appointed as Junior Minister of Finance and Education. In December 2007 she was appointed the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. In 2010, Ms. Wilson was appointed as the Minister of the newly created Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In 2011, she returned to the position of Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and also served as the Senate Leader. Her legal background includes both Criminal and Civil Litigation, Estates Planning, Wills and Probate. The issue of crime, the contributing factors and the impact on our community has stood in the forefront of her career. She understands the challenges faced by the judicial system having served on the one hand as Defense Counsel and on the other hand as an Acting Magistrate in the lower courts. Minister Wilson has served on a number of boards and committees of which include among others the Human Rights Commission, E-commerce Advisory Board, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Board of Governors for CedarBridge Academy. She is a member of the Allen Temple AME Church and has been active in fund raising for their capital projects and as a Sunday school teacher. Minister Wilson is married to Dr. Kent Simmons. They reside in Sandys Parish and have 2 children, Niara and Kent II. As a retreat from her active life she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking and boating.