Air Seychelles appoints Tara Murphy as Chief Financial Officer
AIR SEYCHELLES, the national airline of the Republic of the Seychelles, has appointed Ms Tara Murphy as its new Chief Financial Officer. Tara, who is currently Etihad Airways’ Manager Financial Control, takes up the role on secondment from the Abu Dhabi-based national carrier.
Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer Cramer Ball welcomed Tara to the Air Seychelles executive team. “Tara’s experience in financial planning and management will be a great asset to Air Seychelles as it enters the next phase of its development. “She brings valuable insight from managing cost control projects with fellow equity partner, airberlin, that will be hugely beneficial to our business.”
Tara said she was excited to take on the new role and to relocate to the Seychelles. “I look forward to joining the Air Seychelles senior executive team and to contributing to the airline’s continuing success.” Tara is a graduate of Dublin City University with degrees in accounting and finance. She is also a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, with membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Irish Tax institute.
Cramer Ball paid tribute to former Chief Financial Officer Shelley Cole who will relocate to Lugarno in Switzerland on a secondment to Swiss-based Darwin Airline as the regional carrier’s new Chief Financial Officer. Shelley has played a pivotal role in the turnaround of Air Seychelles leading many of the initiatives that delivered the airline’s US$1 million profit in only one year.”
Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Mauritius. Air Seychelles also offers more than 200 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, as well as domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40% stakeholder.