Julie Reifer-Jones Leaves LIAT


LIAT Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones has resigned, a letter to staff indicates.

Her resignation became effective July 31, 2020. Reifer-Jones was appointed CEO in 2017 and served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer before that.

In the letter, Reifer-Jones said she had tendered her resignation earlier, but had been asked by Shareholders and the Board of Directors to stay on.

An Administrator has been appointed by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to reorganize LIAT.




    • The pilots will get their reward in due course. See if any other airline will pay them as much as LIAT for the little amount of work they do. Gov’t money is easy money, private money is when you have to work for it.

  1. Long,Long,garling time, she should have thrown the towel.In my opinion she was a poor fit to Managed that Airline as its CEO.Perhaps she did a good job as the CFO.However,she crapped in the position at the higher level as CEO.

    • Who are you to judge? LIAT is a gov’t run institution so what do you expect? She was the CEO since 2017 and how long has LIAT been struggling?

      You all always know how an institution should be run and that is fine as everyone is entitled to their opinion. However an opinion should not be confused with a fact.

      • @Bill boo: Do not cry and or weep to me.I know what I know.No one could take what I know from me.She was the CFO.She had her hands on the financial pulses of LIAT.She knew what she was getting into.When she was offered that position of CEO of LIAT.She accepted that position of her own free will.No one held her hostage into that position.

  2. All the best madam CEO. You were given a bad hand. Under your stewardship the airline managed to change around its history of always being late. Unfortunately, the vicles to make this happen came with too heavy a price and are not the best option for LIAT. Interestingly some persons want your head on a stake, yet they hold in great esteem the former CEO’s who helped in making LIAT situiation worse.

    • Not so. The politicians over the decades REPEATEDLY appointed people to both Board and management who had the most excellent political connections but not a clue about running an airline. As a result, over four decades taxpayers paid about a Billion US dollars to keep it afloat. The politicians wanted it so, no sane company owner – of ANY kind of business – could see a loss of US$100 million at the end of a year and continue on as usual, yet that is what happened with the shareholders of LIAT.

      We, the people, repeatedly spoke and wrote of the insanity, but – as usual – the people at the top are already elected, that means they already know everything and don’t need any professional advice whatsoever.

      This CEO had ZERO qualifications or experience in airlines. She may have managed to make minor changes, but they were merely tweaks. She had – and has – no other airline knowledge to draw from.

      The final chapter of LIAT was led by a Marxist bully of a shareholder Chairman, an incompetent Board Chairman, then for CEO first an incompetent sleepy know-nothing Englishman from deep in the bowels of British Airways Cargo, and then an incompetent know-nothing book keeper. The over-riding instruction from above? NO CHANGE. NO CHANGE. NO CHANGE.

      So LIAT has died. Long live LIAT. And good riddance to one of the regional resources sucking mightily at the teat of the taxpayers with no possibility of ease or remission.

      Finally, don’t blame the employees. They don’t decide their own pay, they don’t make ANY of the decisions, and they DID work hard – ALL of them.

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