Meet the Team


FTA is very proud of all staff working at the college and they are the key to success of the company, hereby our Senior Management.

FTA Group

Pine Pienaar

CEO / Director

Kate Lepore

Chief Financial Officer

Nicola Vadagnini

Head of Operations

Sias Dreyer

Manager Flight Safety

Lucy Pienaar

Manager Quality and Compliance

Stuart Hoffman

Manager Information System

FTA – Parafield

David Toy

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Wallis

Manager Business Development

Sonia Gibson

Financial Control

Steve Smith

Resource Planning & Coordination

Ben O’Brien

Manager Standards


Manager Helicopter Training

Graham Barr

Manager Ground Training


Manager Aircraft Maintenance

Bernie Thackeray

Manager Human Resources

Steve Holden

Manager Residential Services

FTA – Wellcamp

Pierre Steyn

Chief Operating Officer

Karen Fulwood

Financial Controller

Charl Du Toit

Director of Training

Christopher Kahwati

Manager Standards

Colin Gray

Deputy Head of Operations

Kettie Speed

Manager Residential Services

James Kleidon

Chief Engineer

Amber Chamberlain

Human Resources Officer

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