Two CAL board members resign

Two Cayman Airways Board members, including Chairperson Angelyn Hernandez, have resigned.

Fellow board member,. Dax Foster, has also resigned, a press release from the airline has announced.

The Deputy Chairman, Capt. Johnny Brown, will assume the role of acting chairman with immediate effect.

The release noted that Ms. Hernandez is stepping down for personal reasons. The resignation came four weeks before the general elections.

In an emailed response to a request for a comment from the Caymanian Compass, Ms Hernandez said she didn’t wish to go into her reasons.

‘It is something I gave serious consideration to for some time and it was just time,’ she said. ‘I have served with a great group of persons and we accomplished many things. It was just simply time.’

Ms Hernandez stated in the press release, ‘I am honoured and humbled to have been given this opportunity to serve Cayman Airways and my country for almost four years and I will carry with me a deep affection and respect for what CAL does and represents.’

Attempts to reach Mr. Foster for comment proved unsuccessful by press time.

Minister with responsibility for Cayman Airways, Charles Clifford expressed his sincere gratitude for the contributions made by Ms. Hernandez and Mr. Foster.

In particular, he noted CAL’s many achievements during their tenure, including the completion of a purpose-designed headquarters for Cayman Airways; the fleet modernisation; the completion of efficiency audits and related action plans; route launches to New York and Washington DC; the re-branding campaign; and the purchase of equipment dedicated to serve the Sister Islands.

The Minister expressed his continued confidence that the company, led by the Acting Chairman, Capt. Johnny Brown, and under the continued guidance of Acting CEO Gilles Filiatreault and CEO (Designate) Capt. Olson Anderson, will continue to build upon the company’s legacy.