Cape Town Tourism Board members 2012/2013
Three new Cape Town Tourism Board members were elected at the 2012 AGM at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Thursday, October 18. They are Enver Mally, Jonathan Jacobs and Craig Kensley. Summaries of their biographies are provided below.
Enver Mally entered the tourism industry in 1977 after teaching for many years. In 1998, he established his own business, Grassroute Tours. In 1999, Enver became director of Iliswe, a supplier of hand-held audio guides to tourism attractions in Cape Town. In 2005, Grassroute Tours merged with African Eagle Daytours and Enver now holds the position of director and shareholder in African Eagle Daytours, overseeing daily operations and being involved in marketing and development efforts.
In addition, Enver currently serves on the executive committee of Skal International Cape Town – from 2005 to 2006 he served as vice-president and from 2007 to 2010 as president. He is involved in various community upliftment projects and is a founding member of the Tourism Community Development Trust.
Jonathan Jacobs is currently the provincial manager of TEP (Tourism Enterprise Partnership) in the Western Cape and director of Skylar Investment Holdings. Among other ventures, Jonathan is chairperson of International Trade and Tourism at the Cape Chamber of Commerce, founding board member of the South African Small Medium Enterprise Foundation and was recently nominated as honorary consulate to Sri Lanka.
He is a qualified forensic examiner who obtained his B.Com Accounting degree at the University of the Western Cape. He was previously employed by Deloitte, where he completed his articles and was later appointed to the position of senior manager in the Forensics Division of Deloitte.
Jonathan serves as a board member of She-chem, a non-profit organisation situated in Hanover Park that focuses on the development of children from challenging backgrounds.
Craig Kensley’s experience is within the fields of marketing, event management, tourism development, training and academia. He holds a BA Honours degree in Industrial Psychology. He has worked in rural environments implementing community-based tourism models, and has project-managed provincial and national events, as well as mega-events such as the Maloof Money Cup in 2011 and 2012.
Most recently, Craig has co-developed a training programme on the power of new media within the tourism, marketing and events arena. This programme has been included in the Tourism Enterprise Partnership’s market access programme.
Craig currently practises his craft within the tourism development, events management and branding space, and serves as a sector chairperson on the executive committee of the South African Youth Travel Confederation.
The remainder of the Board consists of Sabine Lehmann, Sarah Struys, Susanne Faussner-Ringer, Pierre du Plessis and Nils Heckscher.