Comair announces refreshed Board

Johannesburg, 21 January 2020: Comair, South Africa's only JSE-listed airline operator, has announced the appointment of four new Directors to its Board, an independent lead Director, a new Company Secretary, as well as a new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Subsequent to the resignation of long serving Directors the Comair Limited Board announced that Capt. Colin Jordaan, former General Manager, Flight Operations at South African Airways (SAA) and former Director of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA); (ii) Ms. Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Madisa, CEO designate of Bidvest Group Limited; (iii) Ms. Farzanah Mall chartered accountant, business advisory and management consulting specialist, and strategist; as well as (iv) Mr. Tebogo Mekgoe, Executive Director of Orenda Advisory & Strategy and the head of the MBA Programme for the Henley Business School, Africa were appointed to the Board of Directors of Comair Limited.

Mr. Naran Maharajh, the chairman of the Audit Committee and an Independent Non-Executive Director, has been appointed as the lead Independent Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.

The Board also announced Mr. Kim Gorringe, as the new Company Secretary for the Comair Limited Board of Directors, effective 16 February 2020. Kim who has more than 30 years’ experience in Regulatory and Legal Affairs, Risk Management and stakeholder engagement in Aviation, currently serves as Comair’s Executive Manager: Governance, Risk and Compliance.

Other Executive appointments include the appointment of Dr. Avsharn Bachoo, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective 1 February 2020. Dr Bachoo is a technology strategist specializing in digital transformation, software engineering, data analytics, machine learning, cloud computing, DevOps, and enterprise architecture.