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Board Members

The BTA Board of Directors is made up of eight men and women who are passionate about Bermuda and bring a wealth of diverse corporate and tourism-related experience:

Paul Telford

Paul Telford has 13 years’ international management experience in luxury hotels. He began his career in Bermuda’s hospitality industry as a teenage busboy and has since worked on the island and overseas. His postings include hotels and resorts such as the Four Seasons Washington, D.C., the Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico, The Kahala Hotel in Honolulu Hawaii, and Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa (now Rosewood Bermuda), where he was a member of the opening team and held several roles, culminating as managing director. He currently serves as an independent consultant for the hospitality industry.

Phil Barnett

Phil Barnett is Managing Director and President of the Island Restaurant Group, operator of five restaurants, a brewery and an offsite catering operation. Prior to returning to Bermuda and founding IRG, he worked for the Spectra Group of Great Restaurants in Vancouver, BC. Barnett has served as a board member on the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, ultimately serving a full term as Chamber president. Formerly a member of the Board of Education, he currently sits on the Board of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts and is a member of the global YPO leadership organisation.

Joseph Best, Jr.

With experience in investment banking, fund management, private equity and private banking, Peter Everson is President of PEConsultants and Executive Chairman of Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer, an exempted company commercialising waste-management technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves recycling rates. Previously, he served as CEO of Schroders Bermuda. Everson is also a non-executive Director for Shell Trust Bermuda, the former chair of Bermuda Hospitals Board, former president of Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, and former vice-chair of the Association of Bermuda International Companies (ABIC).

Peter Everson

Peter Everson

With experience in investment banking, fund management, private equity and private banking, Peter Everson is President of PEConsultants and Executive Chairman of Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer, an exempted company commercialising waste-management technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves recycling rates. Previously, he served as CEO of Schroders Bermuda. Everson is also a non-executive Director for Shell Trust Bermuda, the former chair of Bermuda Hospitals Board, former president of Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, and former vice-chair of the Association of Bermuda International Companies (ABIC).

Earl (Butch) Graves Jr.

Earl (Butch) Graves, Jr. is President & CEO of New York-based multimedia company Black Enterprise. He is responsible for the strategic positioning and overall profitability of the corporation, which includes magazine publishing, television production, digital media, and business and lifestyle events. Graves joined Black Enterprise in 1988, was appointed president and chief operating officer in 1998, and became CEO in 2006. Under his guidance, the company has expanded the reach of its signature magazine to include over four-million readers and successfully launched broadcasts into TV syndication.

Sophia Greaves

Sophia Greaves is a Director in the Corporate department of global law firm Conyers. Her practice spans a number of specialisations, with particular emphasis on securitisations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate re/insurance transactions, including formation, licensing and ongoing regulatory requirements for Bermuda captives and commercial re/insurers. Prior to joining Conyers in 2010, Greaves worked as an associate in the London and Hong Kong offices of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP where she acted in a broad range of re/insurance commercial litigation proceedings. She also serves as a Justice of the Peace.

Jessica Mello

Jessica Mello is proud to be one of the original 2013 founders of the Bermuda Tourism Authority and the BTA’s longest-serving director. She is a strategy consultant, having spent most of her career as a director at Deloitte Consulting and an economist at AECOM. She currently advises tech start-ups in Berlin, and has also worked in London, Bermuda and the Middle East.

Stephen Todd

Stephen Todd has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services sector, and since 2014 has served as Chief Executive Officer of both the Bermuda Hotel Association (BHA) and the Hotel Employers of Bermuda. He is a past president of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce and Sandys Rotary Club. Todd has also held advisory roles in public policy on issues like immigration, labour and pensions. He is currently Chairman of the Bermuda Deposit Insurance Corporation (BDIC).

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