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LIAT CEO Resigns

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 13, 2016

By Alexander Britell

LIAT CEO David Evans has resigned.

The British aviation executive’s resignation was accepted by the Board of Directors of LIAT on Wednesday, the company announced in a statement.

“The Board of Directors thanks Mr. Evans for his service and wishes him every success in his future endeavours,” the company said.

Evans had joined the company in April 2014, succeeding former CEO Captain Ian Brunton.

Brunton had joined the company as CEO in August 2012, following the resignation of former CEO Brian Challenger the previous June.

As a regional carrier in a part of the world with often stifling governmental air taxes, LIAT has been struggling for some time.

It had been hoped that Evans, with decades of experience in the British aviation industry, could provide a boost.

But it has become increasingly clear that LIAT’s entrenched corporate environment is not one in which CEOs can last very long.

Julie Reifer-Jones, Director Finance and ICT for LIAT, will serve as interim CEO.

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