Posted on

LIAT seeking CEO


Over 200 hopefuls worldwide have applied to fill the chief executive officer position for the regional airline, LIAT.{{more}}

This was revealed on Wednesday by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves at a press briefing.

In September 2013, it was confirmed by Gonsalves, who is also the chair of the LIAT shareholder governments, that former CEO, Ian Brunton had resigned.

During the press conference this week, Dr Gonsalves noted that the airline has been seeking a new CEO.

“We are looking for a new CEO. There is an acting CEO, who, of course, is available to be considered. But shareholders are not dealing with that. This is the board of directors,” he said.

“I understand over 200 applicants worldwide have applied for the CEO job. It must mean that a lot of people see this as an important airline all over the world, whereas many persons at home want to bang it up with words.”

According to reports, Brunton had resigned after a summer that was plagued by flight delays and cancellations, which the then CEO said was due to a combination of factors.

These factors included an increase in unscheduled maintenance, crew shortages, bad weather, airport limitations and delays in obtaining licenses for operating their new ATR aircraft in some territories. (BK)