Air Seychelles CEO

On February 1, Cramer Ball became the Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, the national carrier of the Republic of Seychelles, under the management contract the airline shares with its new strategic partner, Etihad Airways.
Mr Ball was formerly Etihad’s Regional General Manager Asia Pacific South and Australasia.  With extensive and broadly-based industry experience, both commercially and financially, he is a highly respected aviation professional.  Mr Ball has held senior management positions at Gulf Air, Qantas, Kendell Airlines and Ansett Australia/Air New Zealand.
Commenting on his new role,  he said:  “This is a very exciting point in the development of the airline.  The recently announced strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, backed by the 40% stake the UAE national carrier has taken, will allow us to consolidate our position as a brand leader on the routes we serve.”
Shelley Cole has also been seconded to Air Seychelles as Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining the airline, Ms Cole, who is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, was Etihad Airways’ Regional Finance Manager Asia Pacific, and has also held positions at Shell International Ltd in London and Caltex in Sydney.