Malcolm Kirkland, Founder

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Malcolm is a Co-Founder of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation (1996), as start-up Product Developer (building, of course, on the legacy ‘Bermuda Sloop’), then as Executive Director & Director of Strategic Initiatives 2006-2012. Awarded Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour in 2016 for services to the community. He remains passionate about Spirit of Bermuda as a world class and residential platform for teen development in Bermuda! Before this, co-founded the Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association (our part of the global <16 sailing programme). Malcolm claims his early time aboard ocean racer ‘War Baby” was pivotal in understanding experiential learning.

Jay Kempe, Founder

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Jay is a Co-Founder of Bermuda Sloop Foundation, served as Deputy Chairman during its first 10 years and is again Deputy Chairman. As an attorney, he spearheaded the Foundation’s legal requirements from start up to becoming fully operational. An experienced ocean racer, Jay participated in Spirit’s sea trials, maiden voyage and subsequent races. Jay has represented Bermuda internationally in Athletics (800 metres) and Sailing at the 1992 Olympics (Tornado catamaran) and is a former executive member of Bermuda Olympic Association. Awarded Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour in 2016 for services to the community and sport.

Alan Burland, Founder

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Alan is a Co-Founder of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation serving as Chairman for the initial 17 years. With a civil engineering background and focus on value/quality engineering he oversaw the construction and commissioning of Spirit of Bermuda. Awarded MBE for service to the community in 2011. Advocate for experiential education and youth development. Keen sailor representing Bermuda at Olympics in 1984 along with numerous ocean passages since 2004. Retired civil engineer and commercial construction manager.  

Alan Brooks

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Alan Brooks completed a 24-year career in the Royal Navy, 9 of which were spent flying in Anti-Submarine helicopters. Since moving to Bermuda 23 years ago, he has worked with a local bank, HWP and is currently Retail Manager with PW Marine. He also sits on the Marine Operations Board.

Jim Butterfield

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Educated at Warwick Academy, Ridley College and Northeastern University, James B. Butterfield ran the Bermuda Cement Company before purchasing Butterfield & Company in 1983 from his father. From Managing Director Jim grew into his role as CEO and through several mergers and acquisitions. Before handing over the reins to his son, Spencer, in 2018, Jim grew the company from the ground up into the dominating wholesaler in Bermuda today. Jim is also a former Olympian and Ironman triathlete and an admired and appreciated philanthropist today.

Mark Clarke

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Kyle James

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Kyle James is a business development professional who is a proud Bermudian ambassador. He enjoys travelling and immersing into new cultures and tasting new food. He is a passionate entrepreneur and enjoys mentoring students. He also sits on the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation Board. 

Martha Kirkland

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Martha is an international partner with Franklin Covey. In this capacity she has presented and consulted in the areas of leadership, trust and productivity in a wide range of organisations in business, government and the nonprofit sectors. She has also been responsible for the introduction of Leader in Me to Francis Patton Primary, a school transformation model which integrates social emotional learning (SEL) with a positive school culture and academics. She is chair of the BSF Education committee.

Aran McKittrick

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Aran is an avid sailor and a keen supporter of local youth development through experiential learning opportunities such as sailing. His involvement with the Bermuda Sloop Foundation has progressed from IT volunteer, maiden voyage crew member, Watch Leader and now Board Member, a position he hopes will allow him to continue to contribute to the success of the Foundation for years to come. 

Alan Paris

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In 2003 Alan became the first Bermudian to sail single – handed around the world via the great capes. He was awarded an MBE for ‘services to sailing’. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and splits his time between Bermuda and New Zealand.

Pat Philip-Fairn

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