The Barbados Tourism Authority has announced the appointment of Mr. Stuart Layne to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).His responsibilities include defining the Authority’s long term goals, and strategic priorities, and advising the Board of Directors on all tourism matters.
“I am very excited to serve Barbados in this capacity. I will use my experience from the Ministry of Tourism as well as The Ministry of Finance to bring a new thrust to our initiatives. I believe in the simultaneous growth of Tourism and the product, and I will be focusing on this, as well as maintaining the excellent private sector collaborative efforts that have guided the organization in the recent past,” said Layne.
Mr. Layne began his career in the Private Sector and has worked in the Public Sector for over the past twenty years. Prior to his new post, Mr. Layne served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport.
Layne is a Certified General Accountant, (CGA), and recently completed a Masters degree from Harvard University in Public Administration.