Air Vanuatu emerges  as a leader in gender diversity

From Left to Right : Stephanie Tarileo - ATR72 First Officer; Jocelynne Doro – Manager Operations Control Centre.; Nathalie Mills - Manager Revenue Accounting; Wilmaraia Vocor - General Manager Human Resources; Charmaine Daniel - Chief Financial Officer; Regina Andrews – Engineer; Lisa Guillain - Training and Development Manager; Priscilla Vatoko - Cabin Crew Manager; Linda Fred - Cargo Manager; Alexandra Lock - General Manager Quality, Safety, Security and Audit; Eileen Barthelemy - Executive Secretary to the CEO and the Board of Directors; Emily Guttadauro - Catering Manager; Sindy Metsan - Manager Commercial Vanuatu and Katura Marae - Boeing 737-800 First Officer.

Photo credit: Air Vanuatu

In a press release by Paul Pio ,Air vanuatu's Manager of Marketing & Communications, last September, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) challenged all airlines to join the “25by2025” campaign, a global initiative to improve female representation across the industry to a minimum of 25% of the management team by 2025. Air Vanuatu was one of the first to step forward.

Chief Executive Officer Derek Nice says they have identified the very real need to publicly validate their commitment to gender diversity and saw the IATA challenge as an opportunity that would not only benefit women in aviation in Vanuatu, but benefit us as an airline as well.

Mr Nice is  pleased to announce that Air Vanuatu has already surpassed IATA’s target, with 36% of our management positions being held by women. This is a significant achievement, given the average for all IATA members in the Asia Pacific region is just 7%.

Mr. Nice said women at Air Vanuatu manage a number of key areas and departments at the airline. These include:

Board of Directors

Adela Issachar Aru – Director

Ground Operations

Jocelynne Doro - Manager Operations Control Centre; Linda Fred - Manager Cargo

Airport Managers – Donna Downs, Brisbane; Maddeline Mann – Auckland; Julianne Spillane, Brisbane.

Commercial

Sindy Metsan - Vanuatu Commercial Manager; Jody Southern - Sales Executive, Melbourne

Finance

Charmaine Daniel – Chief Financial Officer; Natalie Mills - Manager Revenue Accounting

Human Resources & Administration 

Eileen Barthelemy - Executive Secretary to the CEO; Lisa Guillain - Training and Development Manager; Wilmaraia Vocor - General Manager Human Resources

Engineering

Regina Andrews – Engineer; Noella Obed – Engineer

Flight Operations

Beverly Alvos - Cabin Crew Training Manager; Priscila Vatoko - Cabin Crew Manager ; Lucy Fetuani – DHC Twin Otter Captain; Katura Marae - B737 First Officer; Stephanie Tarileo - ATR First Officer

Catering

Emily Guttadauro - Catering Manager

Air Vanuatu is one of only three airlines in the South Pacific to accept the IATA challenge, alongside Qantas and Air New Zealand, and is the only national carrier from among the South Pacific Island States.

Mr Nice says the focus on gender diversity first began with our commitment to the National Sustainable Development Plan, commonly known as The People’s Plan, which calls for equitable, sustainable growth that creates jobs and income earning opportunities accessible to all people in rural and urban areas throughout Vanuatu.

CEO Nice says the majority of the airlines employees are women, and they play key roles in every department and at every level in our airline. He says the airline is stronger for their leadership, dedication and commitment.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.