Bermuda’s America’s Cup team recognised
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.
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.
As deputy chairman of the legacy and sustainability committee, Mr Madeiros worked to ensure the lasting impact of the America’s Cup.
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.
The chairman of the communications committee, Mr DeCouto is cited for his leadership and management of on-island awareness of the America’s Cup.
Chairwoman of local business opportunities, Ms Riviere led a group dedicated to connecting business opportunities with service providers.
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.
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.
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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