Ms. Richardson-Augustus has over 20 years of legal experience and since 2007 has been a partner and a member of the Bermuda corporate department of Appleby, a leading global provider of offshore legal and fiduciary services. Ms. Richardson-Augustus provides transactional and corporate governance advice to corporate clients (including but not limited to developing a framework of prudent and effective policies for board committees). Ms. Richardson-Augustus maintains a diversified business transactions practice, with emphasis on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets and securities, secured and unsecured lending transactions and general corporate governance matters. She has extensive experience working with clients in a wide range of industries, including in energy, oil and gas exploration, and maritime shipping. Ms. Richardson-Augustus currently serves on numerous boards including, inter alia, on the statutory board (Bermuda Deposit Insurance Corporation) and on the board of Polaris (a company listed on the Bermuda stock exchange) and is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association and is a justice of the peace.