LIAT appoints new Chief Executive Officer

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David Evans is LIAT’s new CEO.

The Board of Directors of LIAT – The Caribbean Airline – today announced the appointment of David Evans as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 22nd April 2014.

Evans, a British national, is a results driven executive with more than 35 years of experience in senior roles within the aviation industry.

Between 1975 and 1997, Evans served as Airport Manager, Country Manager and Area Manager with British Airways in East Africa, Saudi Arabia, France, Philippines, China, Denmark and the United States. In this latter role, he held responsibility for the airline’s activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In 1997, he became managing director, British Airways Regional, a position held until 2001 when he became Managing Director, British Airways CitiExpress and BA Connect, serving in that capacity for six years.

He Joined the United Nations UNDP Programme in 2007 and under their auspices served as Chief Operating Officer of Zambian Airways in 2007. In 2009 he joined Kuwait start-up airline Wataniya Airways as Chief Commercial Officer. Since then, he has provided strategic and commercial consultancy services to Egypt’s Nile Air and other organisations in the Middle East.

Evans, who speaks Spanish, French, German and Mandarin Chinese, holds an MBA in Business Administration from Lancaster University and Combined Honours in Modern Languages from Wadham College, Oxford University.

Evans assumes the chief executive responsibilities from Julie Reifer-Jones, who has been acting CEO since the resignation of Captain Ian Brunton, in September 2013.


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  1. We love to be ruled by the Europeans.


  2. The man has proper qualifications and some of you can't even spell. Give the man his due.


  3. What can an old man like this do to a failing company. .. Let the man enjoy his retirement. She the man to rest.


  4. What is happening to us...Are we really independent....There is no coloured person in the caribbean to do this job....


  5. Here we go again. It's like Déjà vu


  6. Hope he brings LIAT to the 21st century, they're 50 yrs behind in the way they think. I also hope he fires some old-school managers, do some re-engineering, make continuous improvement and lean an everyday thing. LIAT has too much waste and people are so used at doing things a certain way for decades.
    I think he will find it almost impossible to change mediocrity.


  7. Will he be allowed to dismantle this corrupted, inefficient system.




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