The Executive Management Team

Mr. Hadley Bourne was appointed the Chief Executive Officer, Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA Inc.) effective 1 June 2020. Prior to joining the company, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Argyle International Airport (AIA) in St Vincent & the Grenadines from 2016 to 2019. Prior to this he served as Manager, Operations and Services of AIA for nine months.  He also served as an Air Traffic Controller and an Aviation Inspector in the Civil Aviation Department, Barbados from the late 90’s. A National Development Scholar, Mr. Bourne was awarded three scholarships to pursue his studies gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in  Aerospace Engineering with first-class honours; Master of Science in Management with specialization in Human Resources Management and Master of Aviation Management specializing in Aircraft Accident Investigation, Safety Management Assistance, Aviation Quality Assurance and Management Systems. Mr. Bourne is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS) and the International Association of Air Safety Investigators (IAASI).  With twenty years experience in the field of Aviation and Aerospace business, he is still passionate about this field and its growth in Barbados.  
Ms. Karen Walkes is currently the Director of Engineering. Prior to joining GAIA Inc. Ms Walkes held the position of Acting Chief Engineer, Maintenance and Development Unit, Ministry of International Transport.   Prior to joining Government, Ms Walkes worked with Williams Industries Inc. and held the position of Chief Engineer, Caribbean Metals Limited, St. Lucia. Ms Walkes is a graduate of Columbia University, New York, with a BSc. in Civil Engineering and a MSc. in Structural Engineering/Construction Management.  Ms Walkes also holds a Masters in Business Administration (Distinction) from the University of the West Indies and is a Registered Engineer. Ms. Walkes has recently been elected President of the Lions Club of Barbados Central and re-elected to the Executive of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers.   
  Mrs. Flo Jean-Marie has been with the company as Director of Finance from September 1st, 2015. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Mrs. Jean Marie attended the University of Cranfield, School of Management in the United Kingdom where she completed a specialist course in General Management. Prior to joining GAIA Inc, Mrs. Jean-Marie worked with the Barbados Agricultural Management Co. Ltd. (BAMC) for 21 years, 18 as Financial Controller. She has also acted in the capacity of General Manager where she led by example, inspired and motivated staff, as well as fostered strong relationships with industry partners. Mrs. Jean-Marie has served as past Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC), various in-house committees and as Trust Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Company’s Pension Plan.  Mrs. Jean-Marie is also an active volunteer with the Moravian Church.        

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