H.E. Sharon Wilson

President of the Senate
Bahamas

H.E. Sharon Wilson

President of the Senate
Bahamas

Biography

The Honourable Sharon R. Lady Wilson is the second female President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. She is the only Bahamian to have served two non-consecutive terms in that office.

Sharon Lockhart Wilson graduated from St. John’s College and taught for one year at her alma mater, the Southern Junior School (later Columbus Primary) before enrolling at, and, later graduating from Florida Memorial University. She is also a graduate of the University of Miami, where she earned a Master of Science degree.

Called to the Bahamas Bar in 1983, she has served as Chief Magistrate in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and currently heads one of the leading law firms in the country.

Lady Wilson also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University, the Board of the Princess Margaret Foundation, and the Nassau Chapter of the Links Inc. through which she serves as chairperson of the Board of The Links Safe House for Females in Crisis, the first Safe House for females in The Bahamas.

Her outstanding contribution to the legal profession of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has resulted in her being honoured by several organisations. Additionally, she was honoured by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) in Washington, D.C., for her contribution to higher education through her alma mater, Florida Memorial University.

All session by H.E. Sharon Wilson

Governing tolerance

09:00 - 10:15