Board of Airline Representatives (BARSA) CEO June Crawford has announced that she will be stepping down from her role, effective 30 April 2020. She has held the position since 2014, having initially been appointed on a short-term basis, but having overseen BARSA with distinction for 6 years now.

June departs on the back of a wish to spend more time with her family in Australia. She will continue to serve on the Board of BARSA from 1 May to support the incoming CEO, for whom the search will commence, shortly.

She had previously held positions at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and been appointed by the then  Minister of Transport to the position on a non-executive director of Air Traffic and Navigation Services (2008-2012), before becoming CEO. 

She has a particular interest in Corporate Governance having served on both private and public sector boards. June is also currently the Deputy Chairman of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa,  a Board member of the International Women’s Forum of South Africa, chairs the Aviation Working Group of the South African BRICS Business Council and is a director of Aviation Co-ordination Services.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the International and African member airlines of BARSA, as well as the aviation and tourism industries in a full-time capacity,” she says. “I will continue to support the Board, my successor and  the team at BARSA – albeit from afar – and look forward to my regular visits back to South Africa”.