New airports authority chief named

Albert Anderson, who has had a 34-year career with telecommunications service provider LIME, has been named chief executive officer of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority. 

His appointment is effective March 3, the board of directors announced Friday. He succeeds Andrew McLaughlin, the acting CEO since Dec. 2. 

Mr. Anderson has more than 20 years of executive management and leadership experience, including most recently as vice president of Technology and Service Standards for 13 LIME businesses across the Caribbean. He holds various engineering and electronic certifications from U.K. institutions, including a master of science in operational telecommunications. He is also a justice of the peace in the Cayman Islands. 

“The board of directors is extremely excited that Mr. Anderson will be joining the CIAA’s executive management team,” board chairman Kirkland Nixon said in a press release. “We are fortunate to have succeeded in recruiting such a strong leader who is a talented professional. We look forward to working with him and are confident that he will bring new and positive changes to the Authority.” 

He said Mr. Anderson will work closely with team members “to ensure a safe and customer-focused environment for our visitors, as well as the residents of the Cayman Islands.”  

For his part, Mr. Anderson said, “I am looking forward with anticipation and excitement to a new challenge and to working with the CIAA’s board as well as its team of highly-motivated and professional employees to deliver on our objectives. …It is indeed an honor to have been asked to take on the task of continuing to build upon the solid foundation that was laid by so many Caymanian aviation experts over the years.”  

One of Mr. Anderson’s priorities will be the appointment of a number of executive management positions, including the chief financial officer and the chief human resource officer, according to the press release. 

He will be responsible for the creation and implementation of the authority’s strategy and vision, as well as developing the culture of the organization.  

Mr. Anderson will ensure that the CIAA maximizes its commercial opportunities with a view to achieving self-sufficiency, including generating a capital and reserve fund, the announcement states.  

Mr. Anderson is a member of the Engineering Council and the Institution of Engineering & Technology in the U.K. He is also past president of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman and served as chairman of the Quincentennial Committee for George Town, in addition to being a past member of the Central Tenders Committee and the National Trust of the Cayman Islands.  


Mr. Anderson


  1. Managing a team of customer-focused employees with emphasis on self sufficiency and the building of reserves; That is good. Now with Gilda as FC that would be a line up. Seem the country is calling its best to service. Congratulation Albert, rise and shine CIAA.

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