CIAA chief retires

David Frederick retired from his post as Chief Executive Officer of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority last week.

A GIS press release sent out on Friday state the search for a new CEO will commence shortly, but in the interim, Meteorological Services Senior Manager Fred Sambula will assume the duties. The recruitment process starts immediately.

Although the release noted that Mr. Frederick had retired effective 7 May 2008, when asked by the Caymanian Compass about his status with the CIAA on Thursday 8 May, Mr. Frederick said was still the CEO.

In the press release, Mr. Frederick expressed his sincere appreciation to the board of birectors, the people of the Cayman Islands, and the CIAA staff for their support over the years.

‘During this time it has been my honour to be a part of the Cayman Islands Airport Authority, and to work towards the redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport as an internationally regulated port,’ he said.

In making the official announcement, Chairman of the Board Harding Watler said, ‘The Board of Directors wishes Mr. Frederick all the best with his future endeavours, and recognises his significant contribution to both the development of the Airports Authority and Cayman’s travel industry as a whole.’

Mr Frederick joined the government service in August 1974 with the-then Department of Civil Aviation, and in July 2004 he became the first CEO of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority.

During his tenure, Mr Frederick oversaw the planning and current redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport.

The release stated that he is leaving in pursuit of a number of personal interests, including assisting his mother with the family business in Bodden Town.