LIAT boss departs; airline keeping reason under wraps

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David Evans (inset) has left regional airline LIAT.

 

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Wednesday April 13, 2016 – Regional airline LIAT confirmed reports that its British-born chief executive officer (CEO) David Evans has resigned, effective today.

But it has not addressed media reports that his decision followed “a heated meeting” with the Board last week in Barbados.

After meeting earlier today, the Board of Directors announced in a statement that it had accepted Evans’ resignation which came just shy of his two-year anniversary at the carrier.

Director of Finance Julie Reifer-Jones, who served as interim chief after the resignation of Captain Ian Brunton in September 2013 and before Evans was appointed on April 22, 2014, will again act as CEO.

“The Board of Directors thanks Mr. Evans for his service and wishes him every success in his future endeavours,” the Antigua-based airline said in a brief statement, giving no hint as to the reason for the sudden departure of the CEO who has more than 35 years of experience in senior roles in the aviation industry.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne had told local media yesterday that he was informed that the Board had not accepted Evans’ resignation.

He held out hope that Evans might reverse his decision and stayed on with the company.

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