Chief Executive Officer: Mpumi Mpofu


​Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Z. Mpofu is the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and member of the Social and Ethics Committee; and the Board Investment Committee at Airports Company South Africa. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer from 1 February 2020.

As leader of the company she is responsible for strategy implementation in all its facets. Mpofu is further responsible for the company's reputation and to ensure that it is known for what it has achieved and what it can do.

As a state-owned company, Mpofu views stakeholder management as an additional critical element of her role that requires continuing engagement with government, as the main shareholder, and Parliament. She says that this engagement is essential because Airports Company is accountable for what it does to the people of South Africa on whose behalf it owns and operates nine airports.

Mpofu joined Airports Company South Africa from the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency where she was Director-General. She has extensive experience spanning over 25 years in the fields of transport, infrastructure development, local government and town, urban and regional planning. 

In her career of public service, Mpofu has held three other positions of National Director-General in the Departments of Defence, Department of Transport and Department of Housing. She has served on numerous Boards as Chairman of Joburg Fresh Produce Market, Joburg Metro Bus, and as member of Board of Mvelaphanda Group, Municipal Demarcation Board the National Housing Board, the Gauteng Development Tribunal, the National Housing Finance Corporation, National Home Builders Registration Council.

During her tenure as Director-General in the Department of Transport, Mpofu ensured the development, implementation and monitoring of transport policies and strategies in fields including aviation, rail, maritime, road transport, search and rescue. She played a leading role in the following projects: Gautrain, Bus Rapid Transit particularly Rea-Vaya in Joburg, Taxi recapitalisation, King Shaka International Airport amongst others.

She was also the leader of the Government Transport Plan for the FIFA World Cup 2010 and oversaw Airports Company South Africa's airport development and redevelopment programme for 2010.

Mpofu was instrumental in the development and approval by Cabinet of the South African Airlift Strategy and the National Airports Infrastructure Strategic Framework, which sought to assess the country's airport infrastructure and capability, expand air transport services and to apply a holistic approach to global aviation opportunities to support South Africa's national interests.

​​Ms Mpofu holds a Bachelors Honours Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and postgraduate degree in Town Planning from Coventry University in the United Kingdom, as well as a Certificate in Local Government Management from the Local Government Management Board (LGMB) in the UK and was a fellow at the South African Advanced Education Programme (SAAEP) at Oxford University.