Mark Pettingill Appointed to Boundaries Commission

October 14, 2015 by The Royal Gazette

The members of the Boundaries Commission have been announced by Governor George Fergusson.

It will be chaired by Francis Alexis, QC, the former Attorney General of Grenada, who is at present finishing his role as chairman of that jurisdiction's constitutional reform advisory committee.

David Jenkins, the Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island in Canada, is the new judicial member. He is also Chief Justice of its Court of Appeal.

Mr Jenkins performed the role of Judicial Member on the 2009 Bermuda Parliamentary Boundaries Commission.

Government appointees are Sylvan Richards and Mark Pettingill, while Opposition members Wayne Furbert and Walton Brown have also been appointed.

Mr Fergusson, who is bound under the constitution to appoint members before the end of 2017, said he was pleased to have secured the services of Dr Alexis and Mr Jenkins.

"Each will bring highly relevant knowledge and experience from distinguished careers," he said. "I am also grateful for the commitment of the members from Bermuda."

The commission will report to Parliament on whether changes in constituency boundaries are required, and to specify changes if so required.