CAPE TOWN TOURISM 2009/2010 BOARD NOMINEES The election of three (3) Board Members for the Cape Town Tourism Board will take place at Cape Town Tourism’s fifth Annual General Meeting on 13 October 2009 as outlined in the Constitution of Cape Town Tourism. One vacancy exists and two members (Ian Bartes: Cape Town International Airport and Derek Bock, Eurocape) are standing for re-election to the Board of Cape Town Tourism). Nominations, with the required documentation, received by close of business on 14 August 2009 have been reviewed against the minimum criteria as set out by the nomination process (Sub-clause 9.2.2 of the Constitution). To be eligible for election it is required that nominees comply with the following criteria: 1. Membership of Cape Town Tourism Nominees must be paid up members of Cape Town Tourism and adhere to Cape Town Tourism’s Membership Programme. 2. Experience Nominees must have at least three years practical tourism business and/or marketing experience at a senior management or strategic level. 3. CV and Referees Nominees must provide an up to date CV outlining their tourism business and/or marketing experience including at least three contactable referees. Please review the shortlist of nominees and their respective profiles against Cape Town Tourism’s mandate, objectives and the basic criteria for election. You must select your three (3) preferred candidates based on the candidates’ qualifications, practical as well as strategic management experience in tourism and marketing and the strategic direction they can bring to the Board of Cape Town Tourism. Seven nominations qualify for election at the AGM. 1. Ian Bartes: Manager: Service Standards and Quality Assurance, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town / current Chairman of Cape Town Tourism 2. Derek Bock: Operations Manager, Eurocape / current Board Member of Cape Town Tourism 3. Jillian Grindley-Ferris: Brand and Business Manager, Two Oceans Aquarium 4. Guy Lundy – Chief Executive Officer, Accelerate Cape Town 5. Bruce Parker-Forsyth – Chief Executive Officer, WORLDSPORT organisers of events like J&B Met 6. Rashid Toefy – Chief Executive Officer, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) 7. Arno Vorster – Manager Internal Audit seconded to the Office of the City Manager, City of Cape Town NOMINEE PROFILES 1. Ian Bartes: Manager: Service Standards and Quality Assurance, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town / current Chairman of Cape Town Tourism Following a long career at Saftainer, Ian joined the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in 1998 as Manager of Finance. He subsequently occupied various other positions at ACSA, including that of Manager of Business and Market Development, when he regularly interfaced with and assisted tourism authorities, and local and provincial government, to shape the tourism strategy and policy of the Western Cape. In 2002 he was elected as a member of the Technical Task Team to draft a Tourism Marketing Strategy for the Western Cape and was later appointed Project Leader of the Seasonality Technical Task Team. In 2006, the same year he took up his current position at ACSA, he was appointed Project Manager of Cape 365, an initiative aimed at establishing a strategic framework to address seasonality in the province. Ian serves on the Board of the Southern African Tourism Service Association (SATSA) and is currently Chairman of the Board of Cape Town Tourism. A creative, strategic thinker and analytical problem-solver, he holds a B.Com from UNISA and an Executive MBA from UCT’s Graduate School of Business. 2. Derek Bock: Operations Manager, Eurocape / current Board Member of Cape Town Tourism Previous to his current position, Derek was Chief Operations Officer for the Cape Town Central City Improvement District for almost four years, during which time he managed security, cleansing, marketing and events, media liaison and public relations, and corporate social investment. In 2007 he was the first South African to receive the International Individual Achievement Award from the Washington-based International Downtown Association, for his passion and commitment to making central Cape Town free of ‘crime and grime’. Since joining the Cape Town office of Eurocape, the property-development company behind the Mandela Rhodes Place Apartment Hotel, Derek has continued to play an active role in marketing Cape Town to the travel industry abroad. A former senior officer in the South African National Defence Force, he has a solid track record in management at a senior level and his skills set includes diplomacy, communication, planning and organisation. Derek has served on the Board of Cape Town Tourism for the past three years and also serves on the Boards of the St Patrick’s Trust, Cyclecabs and the Swiss-based Commanis Nature Foundation. 3. Jillian Grindley-Ferris: Brand and Business Manager, Two Oceans Aquarium Jillian has been with the Two Oceans Aquarium for 11 years, of which the last seven have been in her current position. Her portfolio includes all strategic planning elements of the branding, marketing and media division. She manages and develops membership, functions and programmes, eateries and, of course, tourism for the Aquarium. She has extensive knowledge of the tourism industry nationally and globally, and has participated in events such as the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Conference in the USA in 2008. Recent achievements include winning the bid to host the 2012 International Aquarium Congress in Cape Town (in partnership with the CTICC), the first time this event will be hosted in Africa. Jillian has guest-lectured at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Vega School of Branding, served on the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and Cape Town Routes Unlimited Marketing Advisory Committees, and sits on the Waterfront 2010 Marketing Committee. Jillian, who has two children, holds a BLC degree in Civil Law from the University of Pretoria and a Diploma in Marketing from the IMM. 4. Guy Lundy – Chief Executive Officer, Accelerate Cape Town Guy is passionate about establishing Cape Town as a business hub and destination that will attract and retain national and foreign investment. Accelerate Cape Town, which represents 35 major corporations, aims at implementing a 20-year vision for economic development in the city region. Guy also owns Centric Management, a management consultancy that has worked with the International Marketing Council of South Africa and Distell, among others. He has worked for Dimension Data and Ernst & Young in South Africa and for various companies in the UK, including the London Stock Exchange. With a skills set that includes management, strategy and communications, Guy is the author of two books about South Africa’s future and was listed by Business Day as one of the ‘Top 100 Thinkers in South Africa’ in 2009. He sits on the Boards of Wesgro (Western Cape Provincial Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) and Inyathelo (the South African Institute for Advancement). Guy, who holds an M.Phil from the University of Stellenbosch and a B.Com (Hons) from UCT, is a keen triathlete, swimmer, surf-skier and canoeist. He’s married and has two children. 5. Bruce Parker-Forsyth – Chief Executive Officer, WORLDSPORT As Chief Executive Officer of WORLDSPORT, an event-management and marketing company, Bruce has added value and prominence to Cape Town as an events destination. He’s passionate about establishing the city as a year-round destination and believes in using events as strategic destination marketing platforms. He established WORLDSPORT in 1996 to stage the World Cup of Golf at Erinvale Golf Course in Cape Town, which attracted 80 000 spectators and drew over $10 million in sponsorship investment. WORLDSPORT is also involved in the J&B Met annual horse race, the Volvo Ocean Race, the Presidents Cup at Fancourt and the Knysna Oyster Festival, among others. Bruce has also served as a Senior Management Consultant at Deloitte Touche Ross, which involved strategic planning, privatisation of government institutions and credit-control marketing; and as a Major Events Manager for the Cape Town Olympic Bid, which included bidding for and staging world cross-country, weightlifting and fencing championships. Bruce, who holds a B.Bus.Sci (Marketing) and B.Com (Hons) from UCT, is event consultant to Pick’n’Pay and has served on the Cape Town Routes Unlimited Events Advisory Board. 6. Rashid Toefy – Chief Executive Officer, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) Previous to his current position, which he’s held since March 2008, Rashid spent eight years as Managing Director of South African Students’ Travel Services (SASTS), which runs educational work programmes between South Africa and over 20 countries around the world. He provided SASTS with strategic guidance and direction, represented the organisation nationally and internationally, and took overall responsibility for finances and human resources development and training. He introduced several new income-generating programmes, including Volunteer South Africa in conjunction with various NGOs, local communities, provincial government bodies, Table Mountain National Park and CapeNature. Rashid has also held the positions of International Marketing Manager and Product Development Manager for International Association Services (IAS) in Amsterdam. He has travelled widely, having visited over 30 countries. He currently serves on the Boards of Federation EIL, Cape Town Partnership, United Nations Global Compact, the Baxter Theatre and SASTS. A keen sportsman, Rashid has played volleyball for South Africa and coached school and university volleyball. He holds an MBA from UCT’s Graduate School of Business and a B.Sc from UCT. He’s married and has two children. 7. Arno Vorster – Manager Internal Audit seconded to Office of City Manager, City of Cape Town Arno Vorster, Manager Internal Audit and Strategic Advisor to the City Manager, offers unique insight into the practical implementation of internal controls, risk management and governance. As head of administration in the former Milnerton Municipality, he drove the establishment and funding of local tourism and played a key role in the building of the Tourism Information Centre on Table View beachfront. As Chairman of Blaauwberg Tourism, he was involved in the transition phase in establishing the new Cape Town Tourism, for which he then served as Chairman from 2004 to 2007. Arno serves on the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) South Africa, is the Governor of the IIA Western Cape, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of LA Health Medical Scheme and a former Senior Vice President of the Cape Coast Chamber of Trade and Industry. Arno, who holds a ‘Passionate Professional’ award from the IIA (Western Cape), has participated as a speaker, presenter and/or trainer at numerous conferences, events and workshops. He’s married and his hobbies include reading, sport, gardening, dining, theatre, 4X4 and, of course, travelling.