Cabinet approves SAA board appointments

OCTOBER 23, 2014

Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr John Tambi and Anthony Dixon as members of the South African Airways (SAA) Board at its meeting in Cape Town. 

Cabinet also approved the retention of Ms Duduzile Myeni (chairperson) and Yakhe Kwinana. 

The appointments were followed by two special general meetings of the SAA Board on Thursday. 

At the meeting, the resignations of six board members were considered and adopted. 

This was followed by another special meeting, where Tambi and Dixon were formally appointed as members. 

The Department of Public Enterprises thanked the outgoing board members for their time and effort spent in trying to address the challenges facing SAA. 

New board members 

Dixon is a Chartered Accountant. He obtained a CTA qualification from the University of Natal in 1974 and has 29 years’ experience in accounting and auditing at Coopers Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). 

His extensive experience in corporate affairs, auditing and accounting is expected to assist the board to achieve the turnaround strategy, while also addressing the challenges of poor corporate governance at the airline. 

Tambi obtained a PhD and MSc from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 1990 and 1985 respectively, a MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1983, a BSc from Indiana State University in 1981 and a CPL/IR from Oxford Air Training School in 1976. 

His extensive experience in project management, planning, engineering with specialisation in the transport sector is expected to assist the board to achieve the desired outcomes of the turnaround strategy and the consolidation of the airline’s assets. – SAnews.gov.za