Fireblade Aviation is a world-class operation providing a spectrum of aviation services; and is a fixed-base operation located near OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng, catering to both leisure and business travel.
South African raised and educated, Kretzschmar, has a background in local and international corporate environments having held leadership roles within education, FMCG and the professional services sectors.
Core competencies of finance development, financial reporting and business development responsibilities have been honed in premier-listed multinationals (LSE & JSE), as well as experience working with private equity stakeholders. She has been accountable for multimillion-rand budgets and allocating resources to exceed profit and sales goals with talents in streamlining, reorganizing, and leading a team productively.
“I have spent most of my professional career in industries that are traditionally male-dominated and where my performance was expected at the highest level not because I was female but because I was exposed to strong leadership, and even poor leadership in some instances. This has assisted me in developing into the type of leader that I am and aim to be,” she explained.