The Hon. Dennis P. Lister, JP, MP
Speaker of the Houe of Assembly of Bermuda
Dennis P. Lister III is a Bermudian politician and the current Speaker of the House of Assembly of Bermuda.
Early life and education
Dennis P. Lister was born and raised in Sandys Parish, Bermuda. He was educated both locally and in the United States, and has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
During the first PLP administration, Dennis served as Minister of Youth & Sport, and as Minister of the Environment. Mr. Lister returned to Cabinet in November 2006, and served as the Minister of Works & Engineering until December 2007. He is the current MP for Constituency 35 – Sandys North Central.
His first business enterprise was in operating a Grocery business in the Sandys community. In 1996, he became part owner and General Manager of the Lister Insurance Agency, Ltd. in Hamilton, a family business established by his uncle Mr. Walter Lister JP, MP. This business interest has expanded to real estate through the acquisition of W.J. Seymour Real Estate Ltd.
The true entrepreneur that he is, he saw opportunity in the "New Green Market" and with partners, formed Bermuda Infrastructure Alliance Ltd. (BIA Ltd.), as a company to promote and market "Green Technology" to Bermuda.
On 8 September 2017, Lister was elected Speaker of the House of Assembly of Bermuda.
Lister is married to the former Miranda Showers and the father of four sons.