Chairman Dunch cropped versionThe Honorable Shawn Crockwell appointed Alan W. Dunch, J.P. as Chairman of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission in February 2015. As Chairman, Mr. Dunch is tasked with overseeing and guiding the Commission in its task of licensing and regulating the casino gaming industry on the Island.

Chairman Dunch is a lifelong Bermudian who is recognized for his significant involvement and contributions within the legal community on the Island, and beyond. In additional to his significant distinctions within his professional field, he has excelled as a sportsman, as a scholar, and as a civic-minded and contributing member to Bermudian culture and society. In his earlier years, he was recognized as a Bermuda Government Scholar, and as an Outstanding Young Person of the Year by the Bermuda Jaycees. He has also been recognized as an Honorary Life Member of the Bermuda National Trust, recognizing his significant pro bono service to this charity in reaching towards its goals of Preservation, Education, and Advocacy in preserving the historic, natural, and architectural treasures of the Island. In addition to his contributions to the National Trust, he has also actively supported the Bermuda Maritime Museum, the Bermuda National Gallery, the Bermuda Festival, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, the Bermuda Feline Association, and other charitable entities.

Chairman Dunch received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, which he followed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, also from Mount Allison. He received his legal education from the University of New Brunswick, and was called to the Bar in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick in 1979, the same year he was admitted to the Bar in Bermuda. He initially practiced criminal defense, then shifted into litigation, and he currently is the Director responsible for the litigation practice of his law firm, MJM Limited. He has appeared regularly before the courts in Bermuda at every level, and in the Privy Council, and has extensive arbitration and overseas jurisdictional experience. He provides business, labour, and general advice to clients both locally in Bermuda and overseas, and sits on a number of Boards of Directors.

Chairman Dunch has also distinguished himself as an athlete, having both sailed and raced throughout much of his life. His crowning achievement was in competition in the International One Design Class, where he was a member of the team that won the World Championship in 1987, an accomplishment that was particularly special given that the competition was held in Bermuda that year. He is also well known on the links in Bermuda and overseas, and served on the Board of the Mid Ocean Club from 1996 until he retired as President of the Club in 2014. Chairman Dunch, and his wife Linda, live in Jennings Land in Smith’s Parish, Bermuda.