LIAT announced on Tuesday that a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has been appointed to head the airline.
In a release, the company identified the new CEO as Captain Ian Arthur Brunton.
His appointment takes effect from August 1, 2012.
The company said Captain Brunton has had a long and distinguished career in aviation, serving in almost every aspect of the business.
He served in the Royal Air Force piloting a wide variety of aircraft, has been Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Pilots’ Association, was first chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority.
He has been Vice President of Operations at BWIA West Indies Airways Limited and in 2007, Executive Vice President of Caribbean Airlines Limited.
In 2009, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Airlines Limited.
He is also a qualified Attorney-at-Law and holds both Bachelor and Master of Laws degrees from the University of London.
Captain Brunton takes over from Julie Reifer-Jones who has been Acting CEO since the departure of Brian Challenger who resigned from the post on June 30, 2012.
Recently, the government of Dominica announced that it will be injecting $8-million into LIAT and will be purchasing shares in the airline.
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