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Chief Executive Officer

February 25 2018
Industries Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Management, Consulting, Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Aeronautical - Aerospace, Executive, Professional and Administration Positions, Management - Administration
International, IN

Exciting opportunity to lead Vanuatu's national airline
Contract full-time position with attractive salary

Based in Port Vila, Vanuatu

The Organisation

Air Vanuatu is Vanuatu's national airline and reaches international destinations across Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Fiji. It operates 27 domestic routes, has a fleet of 7 aircraft and engages over 440 staff and employees. Air Vanuatu has code share agreements with Qantas, Fiji Airways, Aircalin, Air Niugini and Solomon Airlines servicing other parts of the Pacific region.

The Position

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced CEO to lead Air Vanuatu in managing day-to-day operations and enable growth of the organisation. The right candidate must be ready to build and model a great company culture, provide inspired leadership to the executive team, establish a great working relationship with the Board of Directors, and set a course for strategic company growth. The CEO must be capable of bringing together a variety of stakeholders from different cultures to work towards common goals, and be excited by the unique challenges of leading the national airline of a growing nation.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Proven experience as CEO or other senior leadership position (15+ years) within the airline industry
  • Masters degree in aeronautical engineering, business administration or other relevant field
  • Demonstrable success as a head of a key function with a track record of delivery against key goals and overcoming significant obstacles
  • Experience in developing profitable long term competitive strategies and implementing vision
  • Excellent written communication and public speaking skills in English

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • French language skills
  • Experience working with airlines of small countries
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices

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