Pilar Bush removed from CAL board

The Cayman Islands Ministry of Finance, Tourism and Development announced Monday that Philip Rankin has been appointed the new chairman of the board of directors for Cayman Airways Limited, replacing Pilar Bush. 

Ms Bush, who had been appointed deputy chairman of the board in August 2009, had been the acting chairman since February 2011, following the resignation of then-chairman Jude Scott. 

As of Monday morning, Ms Bush had not been officially told of her removal as acting chairman. 

“I have still not been informed,” Ms Bush said. “I was made aware of it unofficially, not through any politician.” 

She added: “I take my removal from acting chairman as a clear indication that the premier no longer wants me to have any type of leadership role on the board. I stepped down and removed myself from Cayman Airways matters immediately.” 

The ministry announced in a news release that Cabinet had approved the appointment of Mr. Rankin, a sitting member of the board, as chairman. Board members George Hunter and Anthony Akiwumi have been appointed as deputy chairmen. 

Rafael Elias, a local chartered accountant, has been appointed as a new member of the board.  

“The ministry congratulates the new and sitting members of the board and applauds their willingness to serve in their new respective capacities,” the release from the ministry stated. 

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