LIAT getting a new chairman?
Chairman Jean Holder has described as “rumour” reports that Barbadian businessman Mark Maloney, who was recently appointed to the board of the Antigua-based LIAT, is preparing to take over leadership of the airline’s board.
Maloney has been a director for at least three months now.
When contacted following last week’s high level meeting of shareholder governments and other stakeholders in Barbados, Maloney told this newspaper that any questions should be directed to Holder.
However, Holder told Barbados TODAY he was not contemplating his exit at the moment.
Asked to respond to reports that Maloney was set to replace him as chairman, Holder responded cautiously saying, “I think that’s a rumour, but I would not be so unwise to say it isn’t true”.
Holder, who resignation from the carrier four years ago was met with immediate refusal by shareholder governments, also could not say how much longer he was prepared to staying on at the helm.
“Things will remain the same for at least the moment. Right now I am seeking to stabilize things in the carrier, and I have not actually made any statements about my future,” said Holder.