Statement by the Board of Airports Company South Africa

posted on 31st October 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Statement by the Board of Airports Company South Africa

The Board of Airports Company South Africa has taken a decision to rotate the Acting Chief Executive Offer in line with the company’s Acting and Allowance Policy that was approved in June 2019.

The Acting and Allowance Policy limits the acting appointments to a minimum of six (6) months and a maximum of twelve (12) months allowing rotation to kick in after six (6) months.

The Board resolved to appoint Fundi Sithebe to the role of Acting CEO while the process to recruit and appoint a permanent CEO is underway. The appointment is effective from Friday 1 November 2019.

The Board thanks Bongiwe Mbomvu, who has been Acting CEO since December 2018 for her sterling leadership in ensuring continued stability of the business and a seamless integration between the company’s management and the accounting authority. She has done many of us, and Airports Company South Africa, proud during her tenure.

Fundi Sithebe, 40, joined Airports Company South Africa in March 2015 as Chief of Staff and was subsequently appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in December 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Midrand University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Administration) from Wits Business School.  Sithebe obtained her Private Pilot’s License (PPL) from Lanseria Flight Centre

Fundi Sithebe has a wealth of experience which includes several years of consulting at companies such as Deloitte and First Rand Africa with extensive skills in strategy formulation, research and analysis, project management and due diligence reviews. Fundi also played a significant role as the protocol lead during the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.  

The Board looks to Fundi Sithebe, with the support of the Executive Committee, to ensure stability and effective ongoing operations of the company.