Bermuda’s America’s Cup team recognised

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  • New year honour: Lieutenant-Colonel William White

    New year honour: Lieutenant-Colonel William White

  • New year honour: Steve Cosham

    New year honour: Steve Cosham

  • New year honour: Garry Madeiros

    New year honour: Garry Madeiros

  • New year honour: Denise Riviere

    New year honour: Denise Riviere


Key individuals from Bermuda’s America’s Cup team have been rewarded for making AC35 an international success story last summer. They include:

Lieutenant-Colonel William White

As chairman of the security committee, Colonel White worked to plan and co-ordinate aspects of security on land and water for AC35, including public and private entities both local and international.

Steve Cosham

Serving as the deputy chairman of security, Mr Cosham worked tirelessly in tandem with Colonel White to ensure a safe event for residents and visitors.

Garry Madeiros

As deputy chairman of the legacy and sustainability committee, Mr Madeiros worked to ensure the lasting impact of the America’s Cup.

Arthur Wightman

Chairman of the legacy and sustainability committee, Mr Wightman ensured a positive legacy for Bermuda. As the leader of PwC Bermuda, he was instrumental in ensuring PwC’s sponsorship for the highly successful Endeavour Youth Sailing Programme.

Michael DeCouto

The chairman of the communications committee, Mr DeCouto is cited for his leadership and management of on-island awareness of the America’s Cup.

Denise Riviere

Chairwoman of local business opportunities, Ms Riviere led a group dedicated to connecting business opportunities with service providers.

Fiona Beck

Chairwoman of the telecommunications and technology committee, Ms Beck’s role was to address all aspects of telecommunications and ensure the island’s infrastructure was prepared for all America’s Cup telecom and technology requirements.

Joseph Froncioni

Chairman of the ACBDA’s medical committee, Dr Froncioni and his team co-ordinated all aspects of medical service coverage plans required for the event, including public safety.

Tom Miller

Chairman of the volunteers and on-water operations committee, Mr Miller worked to ensure an enjoyable and safe viewing experience for spectators and VIP vessels.

Lieutenant-Colonel Brian Gonsalves

Transport committee chairman Colonel Gonsalves was responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive transportation plan and ensuring adequate transport infrastructure for land, sea and air traffic during the America’s Cup events.

ACBDA group award

Andy Cox: CFO and accounts committee chairman

Kilian Whelan: chief operating officer

Mikaela Pearman: communications assistant

Andrew Dias: general manager of Wedco

Shane Rowe: head of operations and logistics

Greg Muir: ACBDA consultant and adviser

Dede Cooper: concierge and director of hospitality

Alan Burland: project manager, operations member

Adam Barboza: project manager and lead for on-the-water operations

Vicki Abraham: director of communications and marketing

Rob Wally: director of Joint Agency Control Centre

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Published Jan 2, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 1, 2018 at 11:19 pm)

Bermuda’s America’s Cup team recognised

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