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 L.F. Wade International Airport. The Bermuda Airport Authority is also responsible for delivering air traffic management, weather services and crash fire rescue 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. He has served as Manager of Air Operations and Acting General Manager of the Department of Airport Operations. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Nelson was a Business Manager at Bermuda Hospitals Board where he was responsible for executing the Estates and Facilities Department’s strategic business plan and managing compliance with finance, risk and governance processes. He also served as a Commercial Banker at HSBC where he delivered banking and working capital solutions to Bermuda’s largest businesses.
Mr. Nelson is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has an MBA from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. He serves on the Vestry of St. Mary’s Church and has been a YouthNet mentor.