200 persons applied to be CEO of LIAT — Gonsalves
The post of chief executive officer of cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT is a desirable one, chair of its shareholder governments, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves says, adding that 200 persons worldwide have applied for the job.
The CEO post became vacant last year when Captain Ian Brunton resigned in September after what he described as a “disastrous summer”, which saw extremely long delays of LIAT flights at the height of the airline’s fleet renewal exercise.
Brunton had been in the post for just over one year. when he resigned.
“We are looking for a new CEO, there is an acting CEO, who, of course, is available to be considered,” Gonsalves, referring to Julie Reifer-Jones told a press conference on Wednesday.
“Shareholders are not looking at that, this is the board of director, and I understand over 200 applicants worldwide have applied for the CEO job,” he further said.
“So, it must mean that this is an important airline all over the world, whereas many persons at home want to just bang it up with words, and a lot of times, I listen to some fellas and I wonder how far men are going to take political axes and grind them,” Gonsalves said.