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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

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