Meet our Management Team
The people who are implementing the reimagined vision for our community.
Arlene Brock is the new Managing Director and has responsibility for the operation of the school.
Ms Brock’s connection to the AES began decades ago when she helped her aunt Merle Brock Swan Williams, the school’s founder, by teaching classes as well as undertaking administrative tasks.
Since then, she has had a successful career as a lawyer and in key leadership roles at home and overseas, including serving as Bermuda’s first Ombudsman from 2005 to 2014.
Ms Brock later served as Director of the African Ombudsman Research Centre in South Africa. During 2019-21 she was a Fellow and Senior Fellow of Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. She is a 2022-3 Senior Editor for the Harvard Social Impact Review (Democracy, Law, Human Rights domain).
Director of Programming
Thaao Dill is the new Director of Programming and will shape and lead AES’s programmes to ensure they meet the evolving needs of today’s community.
Mr Dill had nine years of active engagement with learners in his previous role as Recruitment Officer at Bermuda College and has held a number of leading positions within the island’s communications industry.
He has served as News Director and Presenter on Hott 1075 and Magic 102.7 with Inter Island Communications, as CEO of the Bermuda Media Council and co-founder of the Bling Book Club. He was a Senator with the Progressive Labour Party Government from 2007 to 2010.
Dr Ernest Peets Jr
Chairman of the Board
Dr Ernest Peets Jr is the newly appointed Chairman of the Board who will oversee the reimagining of the school.
Dr Peets, the Government Leader of the Senate and Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports from November 2020 until November 2022, takes over from Gerald Simons, who chaired the board since 2015.
Dr Peets has had a long career tackling social issues in Bermuda as a counsellor and mental health professional, in addition to two years serving in the Progressive Labour Party Cabinet.