Wrenelle Stander steps down as CEO of Comair

Wrenelle Stander has today to stepped down as CEO of South Africa’s Comair, which operates low-cost airline kulula.com as well as British Airways domestically.

Wrenelle Stander today steps down as CEO of Comair. Image Comair

Her position will be taken over by Glenn Orsmond as from December 1. He is part of the Comair Rescue Consortium, the winning bidder in Comair's business rescue process.


Comair went into voluntary business rescue in May this year due to the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.


"I am excited to be back and, together with some of the other previous Comair executives we are up for the challenge. A lot is happening in the market currently, but we are pleased with how things have unfolded. The big winners will be the flying public and the Comair employees whose jobs were secured,"  said Orsmond


Stander said in a statement: “As you have been aware for some time now, the new Investor Consortium signalled that they would bring in a new executive team. I would like to wish the new team well and hope that under their leadership Comair will grow from strength to strength".


"I must thank the Comair board for placing their confidence in me when they appointed me as the sole CEO in March 2020, shortly before the company was placed into business rescue and for their support during one of the most difficult times in the history of Comair," she continues.


"I also wish to thank the joint business rescue practitioners, Shaun Collyer and Richard Ferguson for their co-operation and collaboration over the past 7 months." In her view, Comair is a great company and and she firmly believes that it will return to be a major player in the South African airline industry.


Comair has also appointed Kirsten King as chief financial officer.