Founder, CEO and Chief Software Architect
The Founder, CEO and Chief Software Architect of Nova, Sandra has over 20 years of software development and technology experience across multiple industries. She began her career in the United States working with high-tech companies building embedded systems and real time databases (used by NASA and the Pentagon) and also participated in building the asynchronous transfer mode which was designed to integrate broadband telecommunication networks. Since relocating to Bermuda in 2002 she gained significant experience and expertise in the financial services industry particularly within the re/insurance and ILS sectors. Having worked with billion-dollar startups and transitioning incumbents, she continues to drive innovation and creative technology solutions for Nova’s clients. Sandra has a Computer Science degree from DeVry, Arizona and serves on various Bermuda Government and educational boards and committees.
Chief Finance Officer
Zelia is the Chief Finance Officer at Nova Limited. She has over 30 years of insurance and accounting experience including senior Finance, Regulatory, and Compliance roles within Ironshore Insurance, ACE Group of Companies and Cooper & Lines, Chartered Accountants. Zelia obtained a Bachelor in Business Administration from Acadia University, has been a Chartered Professional Accountant since 1995, and became a member of the Institute of Directors in 2013. Zelia also utilizes her financial acumen within the community, presently serving as treasurer on two Bermuda registered charities.
Chief Strategy Officer
Malcolm is the Chief Strategy Officer at Nova Limited. He is a corporate and regulatory lawyer with almost 30 years’ experience including as a corporate associate with one of Bermuda’s premier law firms and over 15 years’ diverse in-house legal and management experience with Bermuda based re/insurance companies. Prior to joining Nova Malcolm was General Counsel and Head of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs for the Bermuda operations of a Bermuda based global re/insurance company. With a long-held interest in the technology sector he is an angel investor and has been involved in various entrepreneurial and educational projects in the science and technology sectors. With an interest in serving the local community Malcolm serves on various charitable and Bermuda Government boards and committees. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Dalhousie University, an LLB (Hons) from Bristol University and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and the Bermuda Bar.
Head of Technology Ventures
Michael is Head of Technology Ventures at Nova Limited. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of internal innovation efforts, developing strategic alliances, and reviewing other startup and scale up opportunities. Michael began his professional career as a civil engineer involved with public and private sector infrastructure projects. Michael was a cofounder of Bermuda Digital Communications Ltd. who conducted business in Bermuda under the name CellularOne. He served as Chief Operating Officer for 14 years. He continues his involvement as a Board member and shareholder of One Communications, the holding company that is now the largest telecommunication infrastructure and services provider in Bermuda.