Comair’s Wrenelle Stander has stepped down as both ceo and executive director of Comair’s board. In a flip-flop of power, Wrenelle will be replaced by Glenn Orsmond, who has been heading the team of former Comair executives who successfully bid for the reinvestment of the airline.
Glenn held the position of joint ceo of Comair with Wrenelle during the second half 2019 before being re-assigned as ceo of Comair’s Airline Division under Wrenelle. Shortly thereafter he was retrenched in March during a restructure, which Wrenelle described as a move to “rightsize the group and refresh its executive team”.
Glenn previously served as financial director of Comair from 1995 to 2003. He was also a founder of low-cost carrier, 1Time, and served as the airline’s ceo for many years and was also involved in the founding of another low-cost start-up, Skywise.
“The Board would like to thank Ms Stander for her invaluable contribution to the company over the past two years and especially for the hard work, commitment and outstanding leadership she provided during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic and business rescue process. The directors and the business rescue practitioners wish her every success in her new endeavours,” said Comair in a statement.
The airline has announced the appointment of Kirsten King as chief financial officer. Kirsten previously held the position of Comair financial director before resigning in February 2020.