in People

Fastjet announces Board change

Posted 1 July 2014 · Add Comment

fastjet has announced that Angus Saunders is stepping down as chief financial officer and executive director of the board for personal reasons.

Nick Caine, currently chief financial officer of Fiji Airways, has been selected as his successor as chief financial officer and a director of the company, and will take over the role on 11 August 2014. Angus and Nick will work together during the next two months to ensure a smooth and orderly succession. 

Ed Winter, Interim chairman and chief executive of fastjet, said: "While we are sad to see Angus leave, we thank him for his contributions during an important growth period in fastjet's history and wish him well for the future. We are pleased to welcome Nick, who has a strong track record in the aviation industry, in particular with airline start-ups, and we look forward to his involvement in fastjet's next stage of growth." 

Caine joined Fiji Airways in 2010 as chief financial officer and during his time there has been instrumental in returning the airline to profitability, securing financing for the new wide-body fleet and delivering significant cost savings. Nick's aviation career has spanned both traditional airlines, including British Airways and South African Airways, and low cost airlines Jetstar Pacific, as CFO based in Vietnam, and easyjet, as Head of Financial Planning from 2002 to 2006. 

Caine said: "I am very excited about joining the fastjet team at this important stage in the airline's development. The airline is expanding its international route network and is well on its way to becoming the continent's first true pan-African carrier.  I look forward to helping bring affordable, high-quality air travel to the people of Africa."

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Colas UK secures construction deal of new Ugandan Hoima International Airport

Colas UK has revealed its new direction as a transport infrastructure company able to compete for the largest projects both in the UK and overseas.

How to make the African cargo industry shipshape

Two major air cargo conferences took place in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, in June. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

Travelport achieves ground-breaking IATA NDC Level 3 certification

Travel Port ha been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a “Level 3” aggregator under IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative intended to create a new distribution standard for the airline

Flight for sore eyes

It's not rare to spot an MD-10 aircraft in African skies but there is one unique jet, owned by Orbis that is saving the sight of thousands and offering life-changing training in eye care.

Etihad Airways adds new B787 to Casablanca route

Etihad Airways is to operate its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Casablanca route, effective 1 May 2018.

Conference plots the future direction for drones

Unmanned air vehicles and their potential uses throughout Africa were put under the microscope at the Drones East Africa Conference in Nairobi. Githae Mwaniki reports.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418