Wayne Furbert, JP, MP
Wayne FurbertMember of Parliament
Wayne L. Furbert became interested in public service as a boy while hearing stories about his great-great-uncle, Earnest Furbert and his great, great, grandfather, W.B. Furbert, who served Hamilton Parish as Members of Common Wealth Parliament. Following their example, he has persevered through all tribulations to accomplish his mission to transform Bermuda into a place of peace, progress and prosperity for all.
He was educated at Francis Patton School, Bermuda Technical Institute, and the Sixth Form Center, before going off to The University of Toledo. Wayne excelled in Mathematics and Physics and was invited to join the Mathematics Honor Society. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education degree. Later he received a Master's Degree in E - Business. He currently is pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration.
He has had significant experience in Business. He joined PriceWaterHouse (Accountancy Firm) as an Auditor. He worked as a Supervisor in the Accounts department of an Insurance company and then managed a Law firm as General Manager and Financial Controller. In 1991 he qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant. In 1998 he demonstrated his entrepreneurial talent by creating, owning and managing three successful private companies.
He has served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Chairman of the Bermuda Road Safety Council.
Mr. Furbert was first elected in 1993 to represent Hamilton West as a Member of the United Bermuda Party (UBP). He served in several Ministries from 1993 - 1998 as Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs, Minister of Transport and as Minister of Housing, Health and Social Services.
He was Chairman and Leader of the official opposition UBP. After becoming frustrated with the UBP and the direction in which it was going he joined the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) and crossed the floor to sit in Parliament as a Member of the PLP.
Since joining The Progressive Labour Party, Wayne has served on many committees within the party and is currently serving as Shadow Minister of Economic & Social Development.
He is married to Ulene (Robinson) Furbert and has two children.