Khoza rose through the ranks by working in various key departments such as Corporate Safety‚ Security and Environment and also occupied the position of an Aviation Security Manager.
The woman at the helm of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is making serious moves in a traditionally male dominated industry.
Having started her career in 1998 at an entry level position‚ current CAA CEO Poppy Khoza’s story is testimony to the belief that with hard work and dedication‚ women can break barriers in traditionally male dominated industries while proving to be competent and capable.
When she joined the industry‚ she was always eager to learn and did not want to be seen as “arrogant and a person who wanted to rattle the cage” because South Africa had just entered into a new democracy.
She let her work speak for itself and gained respect from her peers which opened doors for her to work in management positions at SAA.