Posted on: 21 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Aurigny has announced that Andrew Haining is taking over the position of chair from Jon Moulton and that Meriel Lenfestey has been appointed as a new non-executive director.
“Jon Moulton deserves Aurigny’s thanks for his work over the past four years. Under his direction, Aurigny moved into the jet age and the purchase and introduction of the Embraer 195 were achieved quickly and smoothly. Jon also drove the Trislander replacement programme to ensure that we moved to modern aircraft to run the Alderney and Dinard routes,” Mark Darby, CEO of Aurigny, commented. “I’m delighted to welcome Andrew and Meriel to Aurigny. Both bring a variety of experience and strong skill sets that will help the airline evolve and deliver excellence over the coming years.”
Cambridge graduate Haining has spent his career in private equity after working for Bank of America, while Lenfestey gained a Masters from the Royal College of Art and worked for Microsoft and the BBC before setting up her own digital design consultancy.“I’m delighted to have been appointed as the chair of Aurigny and I’m sure it will be a fascinating and challenging period of my life,” Haining added. “Continuing to improve the offering for the customer, be they business or leisure, local or from the UK or elsewhere, is key to the health of not only Aurigny but also the island’s economy and makes this job such an interesting and important one. To deliver this, the staff are fundamental to Aurigny’s success and over the coming months I will be getting around the business and meeting as many Aurigny staff as possible. It’s their commitment that makes Aurigny award winning and such an asset to the islands that it serves.”
Lenfestey remarked, “My appointment to the Aurigny board is an exciting opportunity to be part of a company that’s essential to island life. The investments made during Jon Moulton’s tenure provide many opportunities for excellence. I look forward to applying my expertise in customer experience and technology to help Aurigny provide the best possible service in the future.”
Photo (left to right): Aurigny's outgoing chairman, Jon Moulton; new chairman, Andrew Haining; new non-executive director, Meriel Lenfestey; and CEO, Mark Darby.