NEW INTERIM CEO
New interim CEO for SAPA
Following the decision by Kevin Lovell to step down after 11 years at SAPA, Dr Charlotte Nkuna has been appointed interim CEO with effect from September this year.
Before her appointment as SAPA interim CEO, Charlotte was SAPA’S Senior Executive responsible for eggs and transformation matters. She returned to SAPA following an engagement as the Biologicals Executive at Daybreak Farms (former AFGRI Poultry), where she oversaw the breeders, hatchery and broiler operations.
Prior to Daybreak, Dr Nkuna was SAPA’S Director of the Poultry Disease Management Agency (PDMA), which is housed at the Production Animal Studies Department, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. She has also occupied various positions with Animal Health organisations and veterinary services.
Highly qualified and with extensive leadership experience, Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and a Master in Business Administration. She occupies several positions within the South African Veterinary Council, one of which was as Vice President of the Council, South African Veterinary Association as President-elect, National Animal Health Forum as the Vice Chairperson, and as Chairperson of the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Good Emergency Management Practice working group. She also sits on the board of the Health and Welfare