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Wrenelle Stander takes charge of Comair airlines

Aviation industry veteran Wrenelle Stander has been appointed Executive in Charge of Comair's two airline brands, kulula.com and British Airways.

Wrenelle has served in various capacities in the Department of Transport, the South African Civil Aviation Authority and the Air Traffic and Navigation Service Company, including a three-year stint as Chief Executive Officer at the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company, South Africa. She joins Comair from Sasol Limited, where she has been serving as Senior Vice President: Corporate Affairs.

"I’m delighted to be joining Comair at an exciting time for its aviation division, which will enter the next phase of its fleet renewal programme in January, as well as launching numerous technological enablers to improve the customer journey as well as its commercial effectiveness," Wrenelle says.

Comair chief executive Erik Venter noted the company was in the process of moving its diversified businesses out from within the airline to allow each business unit to compete more effectively in its respective industry.

"The leadership structure needs to reflect and enable this. We are delighted that Wrenelle has joined us in this evolution of the business, as she brings a wealth of aviation and leadership experience."

Wrenelle has a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University, in the United Kingdom.

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