LIAT appoints new Director of Human Resources
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, March 10, 2010 – LIAT, the region’s largest airline, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ilean Ramsey as its new Director of Human Resources.
Ms. Ramsey, whose appointment took effect on Monday, 15th February 2010, replaces William Tomlinson who retired at the end of February after 36 years with the company.
As a member of LIAT’s Executive Management Team, Ms. Ramsey will direct the company’s human resources functions to ensure that they align with the airline’s goals and objectives.
“I am excited about the opportunity to guide LIAT’s HR practices at this time,” Ms. Ramsey said.
“Given the present trends and challenges facing airlines in the region, the role of the HR Department is crucial in ensuring that we, at LIAT, efficiently execute our function to advance commerce and integration in the Caribbean.”
Ms. Ramsey brings to LIAT more than 20 years of comprehensive human resources experience in change management, recruitment and retention, succession planning, conflict resolution and labour relations.
She is a graduate of the Urban League Leadership Training Institute and her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia in the United States.
Between 1983 and 2009 Ms. Ramsey served in several companies including Caribbean Pharmaceutical Supplies Limited as Managing Director; Stanford Financial Group as Human Resources Manager and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as an Employment Specialist.
Ms. Ramsey’s civic involvement includes her previous role as director on the boards of the Antigua & Barbuda Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board and The Rotary Club of Antigua.
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Brian Challenger welcomed Ms. Ramsey to LIAT. He noted that while the airline faced a number of HR challenges, he was confident in Ms. Ramsey’s ability to make a meaningful contribution to the development of the company’s human resources.