South African Airways (SAA) has announced key appointments to fill the critical skills gap at the airline as it forges ahead with implementing a turnaround plan.
Pumla Luhabe was appointed chief commercial officer, Bob Head CFO, Hendus Venter CIO, Mpati Amelia acting chief legal officer and Kenneth Pillay procurement specialist.
“The urgency to bring skills into SAA to stabilise leadership cannot be overemphasised. We have always maintained that we will adopt a three-pronged strategy to bring skills into SAA.
“These include searching for experienced executives to fill vacancies on a permanent basis, appointing interim executives with experience to fill the gaps while searching for permanent executives and engaging industry firms to bring capacity at short notice to industrialise our turnaround interventions,” CEO Vuyani Jarana said in a statement on Thursday.
“These appointments will enhance capacity at executive levels to accelerate the execution of required strategy initiatives,” he added.