Ms Poppy Khoza has over 15 years’ experience in the field of aviation and now holds the position of the Director of Civil Aviation, having worked in various management portfolios. She has over 10 years’ experience in senior management with her academic progression being largely in strategic leadership business administration, coupled with aviation specific training. Her experience encompasses both the industry and the Regulator.
Ms Khoza serves in various aviation structures nationally and internationally as a member. She was recently appointed as the Chairman of the ICAO Aviation Security Panel, a historical appointment for a Black African female. This is after she served as Vice Chairman for two consecutive terms in the same Panel. She co-chairs the ICAO AvSec Panel Working Group on Air Cargo Security.
She is the recipient of a Meritorious Award as South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government. She is also a 2014 finalist in Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government. She is passionate about meaningful change and aspires to provide good leadership in the aviation sector in the interest of aviation safety and security.