The board of Airports Company South Africa has appointed Bongiwe Mbomvu as acting chief executive officer while a replacement for Bongani Maseko is found.
Mbomvu will fill the role while a permanent replacement is found once Maseko completes his term at the end of November.
The board thanks Maseko for 18 years of service, saying his leadership was vital for the development of King Shaka International Airport and major infrastructure expansion at other airports.
Mbomvu, who joined the company in September 2013, is group executive for governance and assurance at Airports Company South Africa, with areas of expertise including corporate governance, risk, compliance and governance of ethics.
She started her career at Old Mutual as a legal adviser and then worked for financial services companies including Sanlam, Southern Life and Norwich Life as legal adviser and compliance officer.
She was later appointed as a legal, compliance and secretariat officer at the Life Offices Association before taking the position of group company secretary at Metropolitan Holdings.
Prior to joining Airports Company South Africa, Mbomvu was a group company secretary at Eskom Holdings.