Strategy & Operations » Leadership & Management » Ex-Ophir CFO joins Fastjet

FASTJET, the low cost airline serving eastern and southern Africa, has appointed Lisa Mitchell as chief financial officer with immediate effect.

Currently working with the company on a consultancy basis, Mitchell was previously CFO of Ophir Energy, a FTSE-250 listed upstream and production oil and gas company, with assets in East and West Africa as well as Asia.

She has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior finance officer in the resources and pharmaceutical sectors and has worked in both AIM quoted and main market listed companies.

She will be replacing Nick Caine as he steps down from the board, as previously announced on 5 October 2015.

Ed Winter, fastjet CEO, said: “We are delighted that Lisa has accepted this role. Her experience of working in various African jurisdictions will be invaluable and we look forward to welcoming Lisa to the board.