The Executive Management Team
Mr. Hadley Bourne
Mr. Hadley Bourne was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA Inc.), effective June 1st 2020. Before joining the company, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Argyle International Airport (AIA) in St Vincent & the Grenadines from 2016 to 2019 after being promoted from Manager, Operations and Services of AIA, a position he held for nine months. He also served as an Air Traffic Controller and an Aviation Inspector in the Civil Aviation Department, Barbados, from the late 90s. A National Development Scholar, Mr. Bourne earned three scholarships to pursue his studies, gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with first-class honours, a Master of Science in Management with specialization in Human Resources Management and a 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 of experience in the field of Aviation and Aerospace business, he is still passionate about this field and its growth in Barbados.
Mr. Pietrick Voyer
Mr. Pietrick Voyer is currently the Director of Operations. Mr. Voyer has an academic and professional background especially focused on aviation and airports. He is a graduate of Cranfield University, with an MSc in Airport Planning and Management. Starting his career as a Passenger Service Agent in the USA in 2010, Mr. Voyer has since developed a strong understanding of airport operations and business. Prior to joining GAIA Inc., Mr. Voyer worked with Munich Airport International as a Senior Consultant/Project Manager where he led international teams in developing airport infrastructure and operations around the world in America, Europe, the Middle-East and Central Asia. He has also worked for Aeroport de Paris Group where he was supporting the engineering team for airport systems implementation at both main Paris airports. Mr. Voyer also worked for Etihad Airways at Abu Dhabi, where he was heading and lead the transformation of the airline ground operation. Always ready to share knowledge, Mr. Voyer participates in international conferences as a member of panels in the airport industry, but also takes the time to share his experiences with the younger generation. With his extensive international experience, Mr. Voyer brings worldwide knowledge to GAIA Inc.
Ms. Karen Walkes
Ms. Karen Walkes is currently the airport’s 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. Ms. Walkes also has experience as a team member of Williams Industries Inc. and as the Chief Engineer of Caribbean Metals Limited, St. Lucia. A Columbia University, New York graduate with a BSc. in Civil Engineering and an 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
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. Before 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 as General Manager, where she led by example, inspired and motivated staff, and 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 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.