BHI Board
  • Cheryl Hayward-Chew

    Chairman

    Cheryl currently holds the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Meyer Group of Companies. She also serves as chairperson of the Meyer Group of Companies, Polaris Holdings Co. Ltd., Bermuda International Shipping Ltd. and Freisenbruch-Meyer Group.

  • Tawana Flood

    Board Member

    Tawana has been the Director of Professional and Career Education (PACE) at Bermuda College for the past three years. An alumna of the institution, she is passionate about ensuring that Bermuda’s graduates are educated to become globally competitive employees in the workplace.

  • Jaja Millett

    Board Member

    Jaja is currently employed as the Function Manager at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for 10 years. He earned an associates degree in Professional Cooking and Baking, and a bachelors degree in Hotel Hospitality Management from Baltimore International College.

  • Andrea Haffar

    Board Member

    Andrea is an experienced human resources professional who has more than 15 years of experience in diverse sectors, including financial services, aviation and the hospitality industry. She is currently the Director of Human Resources for Rosewood Tucker’s Point resort, a position she has held for the last five years.

  • Alan Trew, J.P.

    Board Member

    Alan is the Hotel Manager at Fairmont Hamilton Princess and former Board member at the Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of Bermuda Employers Council Board of Directors; board member of the Visitor Industry Partnership and Sandy’s Rotary Club.

  • Valerie Robinson-James

    Board Member

    Currently serves as permanent secretary for the Ministry of Education. Valerie has more than 30 years’ experience in the public sector; she served as acting permanent secretary for a number of ministries, including Culture and Social Rehabilitation, and Health. Valerie has also taught at the Berkeley Institute; served as chief statistician and director of the Department of Statistics; and also served as president of the Business and Professional Women’s Association.

  • Ronaldine (Ronnie) Burgess

    Board Member

    Ronaldine currently serves as Organizer for the Bermuda Industrial Union. She has 18 years’ experience in hospitality and is also a former worker at Bermudian Hotel and Marriott Castle Harbour Hotel.

  • Dennie O’Connor

    Board Member

    Dennie currently serves as Director of Operations at Tobacco Bay (Beach Boys Ltd.) and is also owner of Cosmopolitan Nightclub & Ultra Lounge. He previously served as Food & Beverage Director at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Dennie is also a VIP Awards Winner (Convention Sales, Marketing); Former Bermuda Tourism Board Member (2008-2010); Former General Manager at Tucker’s Point Residence Club – Harbour Court. He has also held various positions at Fairmont Southampton, including Beverage Manager, Convention and Catering Manager, Conference Floor Manager, Small Meeting Manager, Assistant Front Office Manager, and Guest Service Manager.

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