Melissa Thomas serves as an independent director to the (re)insurance and alternative investment industry. She is currently acting in director/officer roles for Class A, B(i), B(iii), and Class D (re)insurance entities.

Prior to joining AURUM, Melissa was the Managing Director for Aon in the Cayman Islands. As Managing Director Melissa had ultimate responsibility for both the insurance management and retail brokerage operations in the Cayman Islands. She joined Aon in 2013 and worked in various roles providing her a broad range of experience as relationship lead for the (re)insurance entities of many large multinational organizations across various industries. During her 9+ years with Aon she gained extensive knowledge of the Cayman Islands insurance regulatory framework and varied insurance strategies and structures including Segregated Portfolio Companies and Portfolio Insurance Companies. In addition to serving on the Aon entities’ boards, Melissa also acted as a director/officer on several client entities.

Prior to joining Aon, Melissa was the Head of Fund Services for Cayman at Maples Fund Services (Cayman) Limited. In that role she was responsible for managing the Cayman fund Accounting and registrar and transfer agent teams providing administration services to a large portfolio of hedge and private equity funds. Melissa also spent 6 years working at Credit Suisse Administration Services (Cayman) Ltd. (formerly Fortis Prime Fund Solutions (Cayman) Ltd), where she worked in various roles gaining exposure to a vast array of hedge and private equity fund structures.

Melissa began her career in auditing with Grant Thornton LLP in Canada in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada in 2004. In 2020 she obtained her Accredited Director designation with the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada. Melissa is a Caymanian Status holder and has resided in the Cayman Islands since 2005.

Melissa Thomas
Independent Director
George Town, Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
Tele: +1 (345) 517-7400

Melissa Thomas AURUM Governance