2010 Cape Town Tourism Board members
The seventh Board of Cape Town Tourism will be:
- Chairman of the Board Ian Bartes, manager for service standards and quality assurance, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport
- Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism
- Nombulelo Mkefa, director of tourism at the City of Cape Town
- Alderman Felicity Purchase, mayoral committee member for economic development and tourism
- Sabine Lehmann, CEO of Table Mountain Cableway Company
- Nils Heckscher, managing director of the Winchester Mansions Hotel
- Guy Lundy, CEO of Accelerate Cape Town
- Rashid Toefy, CEO of Cape Town International Convention Centre
The re-elected and new members include, in alphabetical order:
Pierre du Plessis, member of Mokate Monk and du Plessis quantity surveyors
Pierre du Plessis has been re-elected to the Cape Town Tourism Board for 2010, after serving as an advisory board member of Cape Town Routes Unlimited, and as a member of the executive, development and marketing committees of the Helderberg Tourism Bureau. He was instrumental as part of the team formed to merge the different tourism bodies in the newly defined Cape Town metropole area, and as part of the team that engineered the establishment of the tourism kiosk at Somerset Mall after the local tourism bureau was incorporated into Cape Town Tourism.
Susanne Faussner-Ringer, managing director of Greenways Hotel
Susanne Faussner-Ringer has been the managing director of the five-star Greenways Hotel in Upper Claremont, Cape Town, since 1996. She is a member of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Skål, the South African Association for the Conference Industry, and the Western Cape Tourism Development Partnership, and sits on the board of the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) Cape, while being the chair of the marketing and membership committee of Cape Town Tourism.
Vice-Chair of the Board Bulelwa Nobuzwe Makalima-Ngewana, deputy CEO of Cape Town Partnership
Bulelwa Nobuzwe Makalima-Ngewana is the deputy chief executive of Cape Town Partnership and has extensive experience in efficient planning initiatives to build local capacity. She is the senior manager for Africa programmes at the Centre for Conflict Resolution, served as a senior programme manager for the Independent Development Trust, sits on the boards of the Cape Town Heritage Trust and Wesgro, and has served as the vice-chairperson of Cape Town Tourism for the last three years.
Sarah Struys, events and marketing manager at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Sarah Struys was the managing director and producer of GoTV from 1998 to 2001, during which time she produced inserts that aired both locally and abroad. Since 2001, she has been the events and marketing centre manager at the South African National Biodiversity Institute at Kirstenbosch. She also held the position of secretary of the Belgian Chamber of Commerce in Cape Town from 2001 to 2003.
Claus Tworeck, CEO of City Sightseeing Cape Town
Claus Tworeck served as managing director of Hylton Ross Tours for many years after buying the company in 2002 and growing the fleet from 8 to 68 vehicles within a few years. He has been the CEO of City Sightseeing Cape Town since 2004, and under his direction the company won the International City Sightseeing Operator of the Year Award in 2009, in recognition of its innovation, customer service and commitment to environmental sustainability. He has been on the Board of Cape Town Tourism for the last three years and also chairs the finance and human resources committee of Cape Town Tourism.