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.
Justin R. Simons, Chief Administration Officer has over 10 years experience in internal consulting, policy and process development and strategic planning.
Mr. Simons works closely with the Authority's functional area staff and Chief Executive Officer designing leadership principles, organisational policies, management practices and performance measures that cultivate a culture of strategic learning and performance.
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 Aviation Service Delivery, 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.
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