I have 25 years of Travel & Tourism experience in Senior Executive Management roles with leading private tourism brands in Southern Africa. My key focus is selling and promoting the region as an inbound destination. Career highlights and involvement include some prestigious iconic global events hosted in South Africa, such as the Cricket World Cup in 2003, British & Irish Lions in 1997 and 2009, the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009 and the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. Over and above these world class events, I have also been fortunate to logistically manage many national conferences, Incentives, Tour Groups and Cruise ship visits to our wonderful Southern Africa shores.
I am the recipient of numerous tourism industry awards.
- 2005 – SAACI (Southern African Association for the conference Industry) – Personality of the Year
- 2007 – SKAL Award – Top Passenger Logistics Operator in Kwa Zulu Natal
- 2010 – TBCSA (Tourism Business Council for South Africa) – Mover & Shaker Award
From 2009 to 2013, my professional memberships included the National President for SATSA (Southern African Tourism Services Association), National President for COASA (Coach Operators Association of Southern Africa). I have also served as National Vice-President for SAACI (Southern African Association for the Conference Industry) from 2005 until 2007. I am still an active member of SATSA. I have extensive travel and work experience in Southern Africa, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, the United States of America, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates.