Nine new appointments at Skyport

  • Staff boosted: a new group of appointments at Skyport, operator of LF Wade International Airport, brings the company’s full-time staff headcount to 36. Aaron Adderley, president of Skyport, said the company is planning to add “many new faces” (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Nine new employees have been hired by Bermuda Skyport, adding to the 27 staff who transitioned from the former Department of Airport Operations.

The roles of the new staff include traffic enforcement, design and engineering, human resources, commercial and marketing and communications.

Aaron Adderley, Bermuda Skyport president, said: “We are pleased to welcome these new hires, who are the first of many new faces we plan to bring into the organisation.

“They are joining us at an exciting time, as we seek to establish a very dynamic team that will help to support the building of the new terminal and improve the overall travelling experience for our passengers.

“We hope this will be a very rewarding career for each of them.”

Eight of the new employees are Bermudian.

Afton Botelho joins Skyport as executive assistant to the president. She performs a range of administrative duties and is accountable for accuracy and comprehensiveness in undertaking administrative duties.

Cher-Ann Brangman and Amy Curtis have joined the company as airport traffic officers. Under the direction of the terminals officer, they are accountable for monitoring and the orderly flow control of public service and commercial vehicles, as well as the enforcement of parking regulations at the airport.

Myron Burchall joins as director of maintenance and engineering, having worked for the Bermuda government for 34 years in various capacities.

Jayne DeRosa has been hired as the front desk administrator and looks forward to greeting all visitors to the Skyport office. She will manage the reception desk, assist with security administration and provide HR administrative support.

As the new technical director, Shazar Hack’s responsibilities range from design coordination and value engineering to overall construction management. He has more than 20 years of experience in design and construction on large-scale commercial developments, including the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Terminal 3 Enhancement Programme and the Edmonton International Airport 2012 Expansion of the Air Terminal Building.

Mikaela Pearman has been hired as marketing and communication officer. She joins the team fresh off a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity working for America’s Cup Bermuda as marketing and communication executive. She has previously worked as a reporter at The Royal Gazette and the former Bermuda Sun, and a position consulting for Troncossi Public Relations.

Marcia Pringle joins the firm as manager, human resources and training, through which she will be responsible for all HR related functions. With more than 15 years of HR experience, she specialises in employee engagement, union relations, recruitment, diversity training, strategic planning and project management. She has worked for a variety of organisations including Bermuda Hospitals Board, Bermuda Digital Communications and PwC.

Chuck Santiago, as Skyport’s new assistant aviation security officer, will carry out the safety and security policies and procedures in accordance with international regulatory requirements and standards. He will also be responsible for monitoring the performance of the security services contractors, security investigations and issuing security and access passes.

Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited is the new operator of the LF Wade International Airport, having replaced the former Department of Airport Operations in March.

There are now 36 full-time staff at Skyport.

To apply for job opportunities with Skyport, e-mail and continue to check the Bermuda Job Board, operated by the Department of Workforce Development