SAA appoints key senior staff

South African Airways (SAA) yesterday announced a number of new appointments to fill the “critical” skills gap at the airline.

Bob Head, who has extensive management experience and is a specialist in turning businesses around and resolving its problems, was appointed the interim Chief Financial Officer.

Kenneth Pillay was appointed Procurement Specialist as well as Acting Chief Procurement Officer (until the recruitment process is finalised) and has more than 20 years’ experience in integrated supply chain management.

Mpati Amelia was appointed acting Chief Legal Officer while Hendus Venter will become Chief Information Officer effective May 1.

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