The Board of Directors of Air Vanuatu has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Derek Nice.
Mr. Nice brings more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, including CEO and other executive positions in Canada; assignments in the US, the Caribbean and South America; and operational support, consulting and marketing relationships with airlines in 30 different countries, including Asia and the Pacific.
Mr. Nice has an MBA and a B.Sc. in Air Transport Management and is a chartered director.
Outgoing CEO Joseph Laloyer is leaving Air Vanuatu after guiding the company through significant change and investment. In his time as CEO, Mr. Laloyer oversaw the addition of one Twin Otter, two new ATR aircraft and the new Boeing 737-800 as well as the re-registration of IOSA in just six months and the return to our Qantas codeshare partnership.
Mr. Laloyer and Mr. Nice will work together during a handover period to ensure continuity and to fully understand the current issues and priorities of the shareholders of Air Vanuatu. Mr. Laloyer will also act in the role as GM Airports until a permanent appointment is made.