Director of Policy and Regulation, Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, Bahamas
Stephen Bereaux was appointed as the Director of Policy & Regulation (DPR) of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) on July 17, 2012. Mr Bereaux had held the position of Senior Case Officer since joining URCA in September 2010. As URCA’s DPR, Mr Bereaux is an Executive Member of URCA’s governing Board, and leads a team of regulatory professionals responsible for strategic and operational aspects of the electronic communications regulatory framework in The Bahamas.
Prior to joining URCA, Mr Bereaux was the Senior Manager, Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT), from December 2004 to August 2010. His responsibilities included management of the authorisation process for telecommunications and broadcasting providers in Trinidad and Tobago, providing legal advice and expertise to TATT, and enforcement of the provisions of the Telecommunications Act and TATT’s regulatory framework. He also served as that regulator’s Corporate Secretary.
Before becoming a communications regulator Mr Bereaux, an attorney by profession, practiced law in London and Hong Kong, specialising in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law