Security and safety of island an attraction for Aurigny’s new CEO

ALONGSIDE the chance to run Aurigny, the security and safety of Guernsey attracted Aurigny CEO Nico Bezuidenhout and his family to the island.

New CEO of Aurigny Nico Bezuidenhout. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 29001297)
New CEO of Aurigny Nico Bezuidenhout. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 29001297)

‘We live in a wonderful world at this point, a very challenging world.

‘So, the island of Guernsey offers security and safety unrivalled in the world in my opinion,’ he said.

‘I’ve got a young daughter and my family just loves being here. The safety environment is something else. It is beautiful. It is central.

‘So all those things attracted us as a family to this island and I’m not in the habit of really just picking up my family and moving them from one location to another.

‘So we are in it for the long run.’

On why he took up the Aurigny CEO job, Mr Bezuidenhout said: ‘Aurigny is a smaller airline, but it’s got all the complexities of a large-scale airline.

‘So, professionally, it’s still a challenge for me.

‘I’ve run airlines ranging in size from 300 employees to 12,000 employees – and what I find is that I do feel at ease, I feel at comfort, when it’s a smaller-scale airline where I know what is happening – and influence, manage and direct accordingly so.

‘I’m really looking forward to my role at Aurigny.’

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