Chief executive confirms new chairman

National, Normal

The National, Friday October 11th, 2013

 THE National Airports Corporation management and board are fully focused on delivering services and products to the travelling public throughout PNG, Jerry Agus says.

Agus, the NAC acting managing director and chief executive, said any uncertainty and animosity between the board and management and among the staff had been put to rest.

“We are now focused on delivering vital services to our clients and the travelling public, following the National Court decision recognising our board under chairman Mal Lewis,” Agus said.

He was commenting after Justice Ere Kariko ruled on Wednesday that the board under the chairmanship of Lewis, was a proper and legally constituted board as recently appointed by the National Executive Council.

He said the court challenge instituted by former board chairman Peter Neville had caused uncertainty among senior management, staff and the board but that was now resolved.

“One concern for the National Airports Corporation was the ongoing court battle between the two boards and who the legitimate board was, but that is now a thing of the past,” Agus said.

The new NAC board under Lewis met on Sept 25, and in consultation with the other two NAC shareholders, the finance minister and the civil aviation minister, the board proceeded to appoint Agus as acting CEO and acting managing director for an indefinite period until a permanent appointment was made.