Poppy Khoza

Poppy Khoza

Director of Civil Aviation

Ms Poppy Khoza has nearly 20 years’ experience in senior management in the civil aviation industry. Ms Khoza is currently the Director of Civil Aviation (DG) at the South African Civil Aviation Authority having been re-appointed by the South African Government for a third successive five-year term that began on 1 December 2023.

Ms Khoza has participated as a panel member representing South Africa in the Aviation Security Panel, where she also chaired for two consecutive terms. She was elected as the first woman President of the 41st ICAO Assembly in 2022.

Among her other contributions in the aviation sector, she passionately advocates for gender equality in the aviation industry globally.