Craig Cannonier

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The Honourable
Craig Cannonier
JP MP
Craig Cannonier.jpg
13th Premier of Bermuda
In office
18 December 2012 – 19 May 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor George Fergusson
Preceded by Paula Cox
Succeeded by Michael Dunkley
Leader of the One Bermuda Alliance
Incumbent
Assumed office
10 September 2011
Preceded by John Barritt (Acting)
Personal details
Born 1963 (age 51–52)
Political party One Bermuda Alliance
Spouse(s) Antoinette
Children 4
Alma mater Towson State University
Religion United Methodist

Craig Cannonier (born 1963) is a Bermudian politician, who served as Premier of Bermuda from 18 December 2012 until his resignation on 19 May 2014.[1][2][3] He has also served as the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance since 10 September 2011.

Personal life[edit]

The Hon. Craig Cannonier was born and raised in St David's. He was educated at St George's Preparatory school and the Bermuda Institute. After obtaining his high school diploma, he attained a BSc in Industrial Psychology from Towson University in 1986. Shortly after graduating from university, Cannonier acquired retail management experience in a number of different areas.

Craig and his wife Antoinette are members of Marsden First United Methodist Church and enjoy spending time with family and friends. They have four children and a Yorkshire Terrier. Craig's hobbies include sports, travelling, boating and tackling various DIY projects around the house.

Career[edit]

Cannonier began his career at the MarketPlace Group where his responsibilities included human resources, training and purchasing. He also served as the general manager of People's Pharmacy for ten years, during which time he helped the pharmacy become an independently owned pharmacies. Prior to beginning his association with Esso Bermuda, Cannonier served as a relationship manager for Cable & Wireless. Mr. Craig Cannonier currently runs Esso City Tigermarket, Collector's Hill Esso and Warwick Esso.

After the aftermath of the 'Jetgate' scandal, Cannonier resigned as Premier, with former UBP leader Michael Dunkley taking over the position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, Jonathan (18 December 2012). "Cannonier: 'Bermuda has seen a new day'". Royal Gazette. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Clifford, Ivan. "Bermuda PLP 14-year reign ends with premier also losing seat". Caribbean360. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Hainey, Raymond (19 May 2014). "Dunkley to be sworn in as Premier this morning". Royal Gazette. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Paula Cox
Premier of Bermuda
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Michael Dunkley