Philip Saunders appointed SAA interim CEO

The public enterprises department has withdrawn from the SAA Leadership Consultative Forum.

File: SAA has appointed a new CEO.

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JOHANNESBURG - Philip Saunders has been appointed as the interim CEO of SAA.

The Public Enterprises department says it will be announcing an interim board for the airline in the coming days.

READ: Public Enterprises dismayed by SAA Pilots' demands

This as creditors vote on South African Airways’ business rescue plan.

Business rescue practitioners took over six months to submit the plan and needs 75-percent of the vote for it to be implemented.

Saunders was at the International Air Transport Association before joining SAA.