Marc Allan Raoul Bean
Former Leader of the Opposition of Bermuda
Marc Allan Raoul Bean is a Bermudian politician and a former Leader of the Opposition in Bermuda.
Early life and education
Marc Allan Raoul Bean was born on 19 February 1974 in in Paget, Bermuda. He is the son of Mr. Allan Bean Sr. and the late Corallyn “Covey” Bean. He attended the Southampton Glebe Primary School, The Berkeley Institute, Delaware State University, Bailbrook College, and flight school in Atlanta, Georgia. qualified air traffic control specialist, he also possesses a FAA commercial pilot’s license, with multi-engine, and instrument ratings. In 2006, Mr. Bean received the distinguished Queens Certificate and Badge of Honor.
Bean began his career in politics in June 2008, when he was named a Government Senator under then Premier, Dr. Ewart F. Brown. Bean sat in the Senate until 2010, and served as junior for the Minister of Tourism, Transport, Environment, and Sport, and later, the Ministry of Telecommunications, E-Commerce and Energy.
In December 2010, following the retirement of then Premier Brown, Bean was elected to replace him as the Parliamentary Representative for Constituency 26, Warwick South Central.
In November 2011, Bean was named to the Cabinet of them Premier, The Hon. Paula Cox, serving as Minister of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy. He retained this position until December 2012.
Following the Progressive Labour Party's defeat in the 2012 General Election, . Bean replaced Ms. Cox as Party Leader, thereby becoming Bermuda's newest Opposition Leader.
After being chosen to lead the Progressive Labour Party Opposition in December 2012, Bean set out to rebuild the party, and regain the confidence of the electorate.
Bean retired from politics on 4 November 2016, vacating his post as Opposition Leader, Leader of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party, and MP for Warwick South Central.
Bean previously worked in the Dept. of Airport Operations, Dept. of Marine and Ports, and as the Recruitment and Enrolment Manager for the Mirrors programme. His last official responsibility, was serving as the Government’s Advisor on Caricom Affairs within the Office of the Premier of Bermuda. He has also served on the Bermuda Independence Commission, the Telecommunications Commission, the Public Transportation Board, the Public Vehicle Service Licensing Board, the Air Transport Licensing Board, and the Deputy-Chairman of the West End Development Company (WEDCO).
Bean is married to wife, Simone, and has three children.
Bean is an avid sportsman, he has represented Bermuda in junior tennis. He also excelled various sports such as soccer, cricket, and golf. He is the former cricket captain of the Somerset Bridge Recreation Club, former head coach of the Somerset Eagles soccer team. He is also the member of various fraternal and social organisations.