Commissioners

Chairman Dunch cropped versionThe Honorable Shawn Crockwell appointed Alan W. Dunch, J.P. as Chairman of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission in February 2015. As Chairman, Mr. Dunch is tasked with overseeing and guiding the Commission in its task of licensing and regulating the casino gaming industry on the Island.

Chairman Dunch is a lifelong Bermudian who is recognized for his significant involvement and contributions within the legal community on the Island, and beyond. In additional to his significant distinctions within his professional field, he has excelled as a sportsman, as a scholar, and as a civic-minded and contributing member to Bermudian culture and society. In his earlier years, he was recognized as a Bermuda Government Scholar, and as an Outstanding Young Person of the Year by the Bermuda Jaycees. He has also been recognized as an Honorary Life Member of the Bermuda National Trust, recognizing his significant pro bono service to this charity in reaching towards its goals of Preservation, Education, and Advocacy in preserving the historic, natural, and architectural treasures of the Island. In addition to his contributions to the National Trust, he has also actively supported the Bermuda Maritime Museum, the Bermuda National Gallery, the Bermuda Festival, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, the Bermuda Feline Association, and other charitable entities.

Chairman Dunch received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, which he followed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, also from Mount Allison. He received his legal education from the University of New Brunswick, and was called to the Bar in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick in 1979, the same year he was admitted to the Bar in Bermuda. He initially practiced criminal defense, then shifted into litigation, and he currently is the Director responsible for the litigation practice of his law firm, MJM Limited. He has appeared regularly before the courts in Bermuda at every level, and in the Privy Council, and has extensive arbitration and overseas jurisdictional experience. He provides business, labour, and general advice to clients both locally in Bermuda and overseas, and sits on a number of Boards of Directors.

Chairman Dunch has also distinguished himself as an athlete, having both sailed and raced throughout much of his life. His crowning achievement was in competition in the International One Design Class, where he was a member of the team that won the World Championship in 1987, an accomplishment that was particularly special given that the competition was held in Bermuda that year. He is also well known on the links in Bermuda and overseas, and served on the Board of the Mid Ocean Club from 1996 until he retired as President of the Club in 2014. Chairman Dunch, and his wife Linda, live in Jennings Land in Smith’s Parish, Bermuda.

 

Comm MadeirosGarry A. Madeiros was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission effective 1st May 2015. Mr. Madeiros has extensive business and leadership experience. For 14 years as President & CEO, he led the Electricity Company on the island retiring in 2007 as President & Chief Executive Officer of BELCO Holdings Limited (now known as Ascendant Group limited), Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited and Bermuda Gas & Utility Limited.

Mr. Madeiros, a Chartered Accountant, has served on a large number of corporate, community and Government boards. He has been Chairman of the Defense & Promotions Board for the Bermuda Regiment, Member of the Executive Committee of Bermuda 2009 that organized the year’s celebration of Bermuda’s 400th anniversary, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Cedarbridge Academy, a comprehensive public senior school, Chairman of Board of Governors of Mount Saint Agnes Academy(MSA), a Catholic School, Director and Chairman of Finance of The Mid Ocean Club, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bermuda, Chairman of Council Partners Charitable Trust, Chairman of Employees Assistance Program, President of the Bermuda Employers Council, Chairman of the Hotel Pension Plan, Chairman, MSA $5,000,000 Capital Campaign, Chairman of the Finance Council for the Catholic Diocese, Director of the National Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Director of BELCO Holdings Limited.

Presently Mr. Madeiros is a Director of BF&M Limited, Chairman and Director of BF&M Life Insurance Company Limited and Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Utilico Emerging Markets Limited, an exempted close ended Bermuda Investment Company that invests predominantly in infrastructure, utility and related companies in Emerging Markets. He is also Chairman of the Sustainable Development Round Table and Deputy Chairman of the ACBDA Legacy & Sustainability committee.

For his contribution to the Chartered Accountant Profession and the community he was awarded a Fellowship from the Bermuda Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1996 and for his contribution to education and the community he was awarded a Fellowship from Bermuda College in 2002. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) in 2002. He was made an Officer of the British Empire, OBE, in June 2011 as recognition for his seven years as Chairman of the Defence Board. He was the first and only civilian Chairman and during his tenure advised three Commanding Officers and two Governors

Mr. Madeiros received his Business Administration Degree with a Major in Accounting from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, Canada. Garry lives in Pembroke, Bermuda, with his wife of 43 years, Julie. The couple have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Comm Hall Bean cropped versionJudith Hall-Bean, a member of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission also serves on the Juvenile Panel, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and is a member of the following Boards:

     • The Family Centre
     • The Bermuda Red Cross
     • Outward Bound
     • Trustee, The Bermuda Fine Art Trust
     • The Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust

Judith was employed as a Civil Servant with the Bermuda Government for almost forty-nine years during which she held several administrative, supervisory and management positions. Judith served in such senior management positions as the Director of Personnel Services, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, and the Director of Tourism. Her final position, from which she retired in September 2013, was Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Deputy Head of the Civil Service).

Her primary duties as Deputy Head of the Civil Service included oversight of all Government Departments. Her main responsibilities included the administrative and management functions related to recruitment, selection, disciplinary matters, retirement and training of all Government employees.

For a number of years Judith served as the Chairperson of the Government Negotiation Team, and as such was directly responsible for employment contract negotiations with the Unions who represent Government Employees. Just prior to her retirement, Judith was the lead Negotiator in employment contract talks with the Bermuda Trade Union Congress.

Judith therefore brings a wealth of Public Service management experience to the regulatory functions of the Commission.

Comm Ramm cropped versionCommissioner Ramm was appointed to the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission in April 2015. He also serves as the Director of Anti-Money Laundering Programs for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), one of North America's largest gaming companies. In his current role, Mr. Ramm is responsible for overall leadership and management of the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing programs in the province of Ontario's gaming industry, which includes 24 casinos.

Prior to joining OLG in September 2011, he spent over seven years as a federal officer with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), the Canadian government’s financial intelligence unit. His primary duties at FINTRAC included oversight of Canadian investment companies and casinos’ compliance with the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, and liaising with domestic and international regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Commissioner Ramm frequently gives seminars on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, including presentations to the Ontario Police College, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Senate Banking Committee, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and other public and private sector organizations. He currently resides in Oakville, Canada.

Comm Tucker cropped versionCommissioner Dennis Tucker was appointed to the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission in February 2015. He is a lifelong Bermudian who has had a distinguished career within the hotel industry of the Island, as well as serving in important public and charitable roles.

Commissioner Tucker currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer & Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Hotel Pension Trust Fund. Prior to this, he had a long and noteworthy career in the hotel industry on the Island. Mr. Tucker entered the hotel business in the early 1960s, learning the business from the ground up. He joined the Sonesta Beach Resort in 1976 as a Chief Accountant, and by the late 1980s had become the Resort’s Hotel Manager. In 1998 he was appointed as the Managing Director of the Resort, a position he held until 2003. During his tenure at the Sonesta, he developed a wide-ranging set of skills including finance, marketing, labour relations, and general management. Others have often sought these skills out and Commissioner Tucker is often approached to sit on Boards for both private and public entities on the Island.

During his hotel career Commissioner Tucker also participated in industry-wide functions serving in multiple positions for the Bermuda Employers Council and the Bermuda Hotel Association. In government, he has distinguished himself serving on such bodies as the Premier’s Task Force on Employment, on committees for the Department of Tourism, advising the Ministry of Finance, and serving in the Bermuda Senate.

Dennis has also exhibited his philanthropic soul throughout his life in Bermuda. This includes an active participation in the Bank of Bermuda Foundation and as President of the Sandy’s Rotary Club. Commissioner Tucker lives in Southampton, Bermuda, with his wife of 47 years, JoAnne.