St Helenian Janet Lawrence has been named as Airport Project Director by the island’s government.
She says her role will be to ensure St Helena first-ever airport – costing nearly a quarter of a billion pounds – is opened on time and within budget.
‘There’s starting to be a real buzz and a sense that change is happening on St Helena, and we must capitalise on this,’ she says. ‘All too often we think that the catalyst for economic growth will be when the airport opens in 2015. In fact, the catalyst for change was actually when the airport contract was signed.’
The UK Department for International Development has welcomed Janet’s involvement in what it says it ‘the most significant investment ever made by the UK Government into an Overseas Territory.’
She starts work on 1 March 2012.
Read more on the St Helena Government website.