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Executive Management

Inati Ntshanga

CEO & Executive Director of SA Express

Inati Ntshanga has been CEO and Executive Director of SA Express for the last 4 years. Prior to his current position, he was the General Manager in charge of Strategy and Business Development. Before this he was also in charge of the Commercial department, including Airport Operations. Inati has over 15 years aviation expertise ranging from strategy, business development, project management, sales and marketing; including executive management roles at SAA in Strategy, airport operations, commercial. He also held senior leadership and executive positions at Old Mutual Personal Financial Advice and was a consultant at Bain & Company. He holds a BA Economics (Harvard), Global Executive Development and Board Leadership Programme (GIBS). He is a board member at Ukuvula Holdings and Suikerkop Lughawe (PTY) LTD. He also is a member of the executive committee of AASA (Airlines Association of Southern Africa), and has served as First Vice Chairman on the Executive Committee of African Airlines Association for 3 years. Inati is a father of 3 children, Fikile, Namhla and Musa.

Merriam Mochoele

General Manager:
Legal, Risk and Compliance

Merriam holds a B Proc. degree from the University of the North (now University of Limpopo), and is an admitted attorney of the High Court in good standing. She also holds a Management Development Programme from the University of Pretoria, as well as a certificate in Management of Aviation Quality and Service, from IATA. Formerly employed at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as a Senior Legal Advisor where she also acted, on a number of occasions, as an Executive Manager Legal and was also, for a period of approximately five years, a pseudo Senior Manager Legal. She further worked as a Director of Safety and Security at the Department of Transport. Her most recent assignment was with the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA), as the Executive Manager Compliance. Merriam has a remarkable international law experience, which was acquired during her involvement as a representative of South Africa on the ICAO Legal Committee, including its various sub groups and commissions.

Dave Allanby

General Manager:
Flight & Ground Operations

A qualified pilot, Captain Dave Allanby, is responsible for daily airline flight operations. His portfolio includes ensuring compliance to civil aviation legislation and IATA standard operating procedures, flight deck and cabin crew administration, schedule crew rosters and the planning of all aircrew training. Prior to joining SA Express, Captain Allanby spent eight years as the Chief Pilot of Gencor Aviation and prior to that Dave was at South African Airways for eight years. At SA Express, Dave’s previous roles included Audit Captain, Chief Pilot and Executive Manager: Flight Operations. He is currently Principal Officer of the Pension and Provident Fund and Lead Negotiator in annual union salary reviews.

Brian Tebogo Van Wyk

General Manager:

Van Wyk is the GM Commercial at SA Express Airways; he holds a B Com Accounting degree from Rhodes University, a B Com Accounting Honours degree and CTA from University of Natal. He has diverse experience in Accounting, Finance, Tax, Management Accounting, Strategy & Business Management, Sales and Marketing. He has held numerous Managerial positions at the IDC, BMW SA, BMW Financial Services, Volkswagen and AUDI SA before joining SA Express.

Kgatile Nkala

General Manager:
Human Capital

Nkala completed a bachelor’s degree Social Science in 1995 and an honour’s degree in Industrial Relations in 2000, in between receiving a postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management. She later studied for a certificate in Advanced Project Management at Stanford University (USA)
Centre for Professional Development. After working at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, she joined Equity Aviation Services (Pty) Limited as National/Group Training Manager before joining SA Express.

Peter Mashaba

General Manager: Technical maintenance & Engineering

Mashaba’s role at SA Express is to ensure the safe operation of the airline through compliance with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations, aircraft manufacturer’s requirements and international standards set by IATA. His 18 years of experience in the aviation industry includes working at the SACAA to oversee safety of airlines and commercial aircraft operators. Peter was also responsible for preparing South Africa for state civil aviation safety audits conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2007. Peter holds a Masters Degree in Aviation Safety and Aircraft Airworthiness from ENAC and ENSICA University in France.

Bongani Mathebula

Company Secretary

Having joined SA Express in January 2014, Mathebula is in her first year of heading Company Secretariat for the company.
Mathebula completed B Proc. with the University of Limpopo. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law with the University of South Africa. She later studied and acquired the following certificates: Advanced Corporate Law, University of South Africa and Cert. Board Leadership, GIBS.
An admitted Attorney and Conveyancer in good standing with more than 12 years post- admission experience, She has worked as a Corporate Attorney for over 9 years in a senior managerial level. Some of the blue chips worked for include University of Limpopo, Roads Agency Limpopo and the Limpopo Economic Development Agency in critical roles spanning from Proctor, Senior Legal Advisor and Company Secretary. Prior to joining the corporate environment, Mathebula was a practicing Attorney for 3 years.

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