Opening Address


Wrenelle Stander

Chief Executive Officer: WESGRO

Wrenelle has extensive experience in both public and private sector. Finding the sweet spot in the nexus between the two is the thread that strings together her various roles. 

She has led multiple large-scale enterprises, including implementing significant capital investment programmes within budget & schedule, navigating the complex matrix of a global listed corporate and managing organisations through periods of intense crisis. She has an acute understanding of the required sensitivity needed to operate effectively in a complex stakeholder environment, including media management and staff. 

Prior to joining Wesgro, Wrenelle held three other enterprise leadership roles, including that of Chief Executive Officer of Comair Limited, Managing Director of Sasol Gas Limited and Managing Director of Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company. 

She has extensive Board experience both as an Executive Director, as well as a Non-Executive Director. She currently serves as an independent, Non-Executive Director of Sishen Iron Ore. 

Wrenelle holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom, as well as a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town.  Wrenelle has over 28 years of work experience in the aviation and energy industries.