The Government officially advised that Ms. Kimberly Charryse Bean has been appointed as the Director in the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation within the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport.
As the Director of Youth, Sport and Recreation, Bean will work under the general policy direction of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport.
Bean has over 15 years of experience in the management field. She has worked as a Senior Officer in the Department of Youth Sport and Recreation and has served as the Acting Director numerous times over the years.
In her role, Bean has worked with and assisted Permanent Secretaries and Ministers, to help shape and implement policies on a myriad of programmes. As a Senior Recreation Development Officer, Bean was responsible for the financial planning for the Recreation Section, and the operation of the Government Camping Facilities and Summer Day Camp Programmes.
Bean is a participant in the Bermuda Governmentís Leadership Development Programme. Prior to joining the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation, Bean was an educator at the primary school level with the Department of Education. Bean attended Berkeley Institute, and has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Masterís in Organization Management.
Bean was also a long-time Executive Member of the Bermuda Football Association (BFA), and currently serves as the Chairwoman of Womenís Football.
Beanís appointment became effective November 14th, 2022.