Lester Nelson was appointed as the Bermuda Airport Authority’s first Chief Executive Officer in March 2017 where he leads a team of professionals to oversee the operations, management, maintenance and redevelopment of the LF Wade International Airport. The Bermuda Airport Authority is also responsible for delivering air traffic management, weather services and Rescue and Fire Fighting Services and for regulating airport fees and charges.
Mr. Nelson is an active commercial pilot with more than 25 years’ experience in aviation and business management.
Carlos Lee is Chief Financial Officer with more than 30 years’ experience in the Bermuda international business and regulatory environments including serving as Deputy Director, Licensing & Authorisations at the Bermuda Monetary Authority and the Director of Finance and Operations for Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society (Bermuda) Ltd.
Mr. Lee was with the ACE Group of Companies for 19 years, until 2006, progressing to the position of Vice President, Finance of ACE Tempest Reinsurance Ltd. and Group Controller of the ACE Global Re segment.
Jamie Sapsford, Chief Operations Officer is an aviation industry management professional with over 20 years’ experience in regulatory compliance, aviation safety, corporate risk, product and service quality, occupational health, safety and environment, and large contract management.
He is a qualified ISO 9000 series lead auditor, private pilot and air traffic contoller.
In 1995, Mr. Sapsford became one of the first local air traffic controllers at the LF Wade International Airport and, in 2001, assumed the role of Air Traffic Control Services Manager.
Michele Bean, Director, PPP Contract Management is a Certified PPP Professional and Certified Management Consultant with over 20 years’ of experience in project management and consulting in both the local and international business sectors. Her diverse experience spans the energy, financial services and manufacturing industries, as well as the public sector.
Mark Bourne, Director Air Navigation Services, has over 20 years' experience in airport operations, regulatory compliance, aviation safety and air traffic control services. He joined the Bermuda Airport Authority in April 2019 and is responsible for managing Air Traffic Control, Air Traffic Engineering and Airport Maintenance Services. Prior to joining the Airport Authority, Mr. Bourne was Contract Manager for CI2 Aviation Bermuda Ltd. at the LF Wade International Airport.
Wendell Burchall, Airport Redevelopment Consultant, has over 40 years’ local and international experience in the aviation industry. His aviation career began at London’s Heathrow Airport where he worked with BOAC/British Airways to achieve his engineering qualifications. He returned to Bermuda in 1978 and worked as an Overseas Station Engineer. In 1984, Mr. Burchall joined Saudi Arabian Airlines, Royal Fleet as Senior Licenced Engineer.
Prior to joining the Bermuda Airport Authority, Mr. Burchall was Manager, Maintenance and Engineering at the Bermuda Department of Airport Operations (DAO) for 18 years.
Tanecia Barnett Burgess is Director of Human Resources. She brings more than 10 years’ of HR management experience to Bermuda Airport Authority, aligning HR policies and initiatives with the Airport Authority’s business strategy. Her role is to ensure HR effectively supports the people management functions in order to achieve and maintain a high performance culture, with emphasis on development, empowerment and collaboration.
James Campbell Director, PPP Project has over 25 years’ of project management experience including working with the National Health Service in the UK and ten years with the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB).
In 2006, Mr. Campbell established BHB’s capital planning and project management function where he successfully delivered several capital renovation projects. Beginning in 2009, he led the planning and procurement of the new acute care wing at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital under a P3 delivery framework.
Dr. Mark Guishard is the Director of the Bermuda Weather Service, a business unit of the Bermuda Airport Authority. He is a Chartered Meteorologist, with 20 years’ of experience with atmospheric sciences. His research into Atlantic hurricanes and subtropical storms led him to obtain a PhD in Meteorology from Penn State University in the US, following a Master’s degree from the University of East Anglia in the UK.
Dr. Guishard has a long history with the Bermuda Weather Service, having been a Meteorological Forecaster since 1997, and previously serving as Director 2006-2012.
Ari Ming is the Director, Aerodrome Development and Technical Services for the Bermuda Airport Authority. He oversees technical operations at the new airport passenger terminal building and the effective maintenance of both the new and former airport terminal buildings.
A professional architect, Mr. Ming joined the Airport Authority in 2018 on secondment from the Government of Bermuda’s Ministry of Works and Engineering, serving as Airport Redevelopment Manager.