The Executive Management Team

Mr. Boxill joined GAIA Inc. on February 1, 2017 in the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and three months later assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2017. A former Barbados Exhibition Winner, he holds a Bachelors of Engineering (Bristol University, 1992) and a Master of Air Transport Management (Cranfield University, 2001). Following University in 1993, Mr. Boxill began a 16-year career as the administrative head of the Air Transport Licensing Authority, which is the agency responsible for the economic regulation of all scheduled airline services into Barbados. In 2009, he took up the post of Aviation Consultant to the Barbados Tourism Authority where he researched potential new airlines, built business cases to secure their services and negotiated those services.  While in that role he negotiated the introduction of additional services by airlines like GOL, Avianca, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Condor, WestJet and Air Canada.  In 2014, Mr. Boxill was promoted to the role of Senior Director Support Services overseeing the Finance, HR, Administration, Research, Aviation, Cruise and Sports departments of the new Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. He is married and has two daughters.
Mr. Johnson, is the Chief Operating Officer, having been appointed in April 2010. He previously held the post of Director of Operations and has also acted as the Chief Executive Officer from October 2008 until April 2010, and as Airport Manager since February 17, 2000.  As COO he maintains responsibility for the management and co-ordination of all aspects of airport operations, ensuring the proper functioning of the Airport as the main passenger and air-cargo gateway into the island. His long association with the Airport goes back as far as 1973 when he started as an Air Traffic Control Officer. He has also served in the Ministry of International Transport, as Deputy Chief Technical Officer and Director of Maritime Affairs for one year. Mr. Johnson has represented Barbados in international aviation discussions, conferences and negotiations, including being a member of the Caricom High Level Committee on Air Transportation, and is also a member of Barbados’ Negotiating Team for Air Services Agreements. He is presently a Board member of the Air Transport Licensing Authority. He also chairs or sits on various airport committees, both regionally and locally. Mr. Johnson holds a degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus as well as various other aviation related certifications.  
Ms. 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.   
Ms. Sondra Willett-Elcock is GAIA Inc.’s Director of Human Resources having taken up the post on April 4th, 2016. In her position, she is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the HR resources function within the company. A graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI), she holds a Masters in Business Administration and an Executive Diploma in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management.Ms. Willet-Elcock is a Certified Administrative Corporate Secretary and Administrative Professional Secretary who has worked in the Administration field for twenty-five (25) years, primarily in the financial services and shipping industries. A past member of the Barbados Association of Office Professionals (BAOP),she has served on its Board of Directors and chaired a number of its sub- committees.
Mr. Rovel Morris is Commercial Director with GAIA Inc., a position he took up on March 1st, 2016.  He is responsible for conceptualizing and articulating the vision for optimizing the commercial performance of the company.Mr. Morris has held several senior positions in the retail, tourism and cruising sectors prior to working at GAIA Inc.Between 1999& 2008, he served as Managing Director of the Bridgetown Cruise Terminals Inc.  He also worked with Goddard Shipping and Tours Ltd as General Manager where he led the acquisition of Sea Freight Agencies and Stevedoring Ltd and was a former Director of Training and Research with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). Mr. Morris holds an Honors degree in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies (WUI) and an MBA from Durham University, U.K. 
  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. She currently serves as a Director on the Board of CAPITA Financial Services Inc. Mrs. Jean-Marie is also an active volunteer with the Moravian Church.        

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