Organigram & Executive Structure
The organisation is a Non Profit Company, registered in 1998
It is governed by a board of 15 volunteers
It is managed by an Executive Director and Chief Operational Officer
They are guided and advised by two management committees, for business and tourism
Mr Oupa Pilane President
Ms Lisa Sheard Executive Director, Tourism
Ms Linda Grimbeek COO
Pastor TJ Mare Chairperson, Kruger Lowveld Business Committee
Mr Oupa Pilane Chairperson, Kruger Lowveld Tourism Committee
Oupa Pilane (elected in August 2016 for a term of 2 years)
Ms Lisa Sheard (in her capacity as Executive Director of Kruger Lowveld Tourism)
Pastor TJ Mare (in his capacity as chairman of Kruger Lowveld Business)
Lisa Sheard (tourism)
Dr Norah Fakude (outgoing president)
Johan Barnard (past president)
Nick Elliot (past president)
Helen Thrush (past president)
Ettiene Soine (outgoing)
Sizile Ndlovu (newly elected)
REGIONAL TOURISM COMMITTEE
Oupa Pilane– (Chairman)
Lisa Sheard – (Executive Director)
Cobus Tomlinson – Nelspruit
George Muller – White River
Etienne Soine – Hazyview
Astrid Christianson – Barberton
James Sheard – Sabie
Denis Goffinet – Nkomazi
Wendel Hough – Graskop
Lella Smyth – Pilgrim’s Rest
Sizile Ndlovu – Bushbuckridge
Nhlanhla Themba – Kruger National Park
Anne Briggs – SATSA
Linda Roux – Komatipoort
Siyanda Zindela – Private Reserves
Linda Grimbeek – KLCBT COO
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Current Chairperson: Pastor TJ Mare
(Election of new leadership taking place on 23 July 2018)
Accounting & Financial Services: Carel van Wyk
Legal: Josef Schabort
Professional & Educational: Annemarie Breytenbach
Property: Sakkie van Rooyen
Wholesale & Retail: Ferdi Bijzet
Civil Society: TJ Mare
Mining & Manufacturing: Shirley Mnisi
Services Sector: Gerhard van Tonder & Lindiwe Sibande
Agriculture & Food Processing: Carel van Wyk
Large Corporates: Rob Gibbs
Tourism Chairman: Oupa Pilane
Labour & SETAs: Hendrik Janse van Rensburg
COO: Linda Grimbeek
How to become involved in the leadership of KLCBT
The Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (KLCBT) urges its members and other interested parties to become involved in the leadership of the organisation and will be holding elections for committee, board and tourism committee members in April.
The details of each category, how and when voting will take place and other relevant information is contained in each section below.
Nominations for Committee Members of the Business Section of KLCBT
Committee member elections will take place at the KLCBT’s Annual General Meeting in June 2018, when members of the KLCBT’s business section will elect 10 members to serve on the committee for a two-year term.
Business owners and chief executive officers (CEOs) or retired business owners and CEOs who are knowledgeable and well-connected are the ideal candidates. Apart from being a member of the KLCBT, there are no sponsorship or funding obligations.
Members of the committee attend one two-hour meeting a month. If they volunteer for a certain sub-committee or task team they may have to attend ad hoc meetings as and when required.
Once the committee is elected it will elect a chairperson and two vice chairpersons, who automatically become board members. It is not compulsory to avail yourself to be elected in any of these capacities.
Committee election day:
A list of names will be provided for each of the 10 industry categories and KLCBT members will vote for one candidate in each category. The candidate with the highest number of votes in a category will become one of the 10 committee members.
The categories are:
- Accounting & Financial Services
- Professional & Educational
- Property & Property Development
- Wholesale & Retail
- Civil Sector & Non-governmental organisations
- Mining & Manufacturing
- Services (all)
- Agriculture & Food Processing
- Large Corporates
Interested parties can contact the chief operating officer for further information or email your name and contact details, sector (one of the 10 above) and a short CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations to serve as a Committee Member of the Tourism Section (Kruger Lowveld Tourism) of KLCBT
All local tourism organisations (LTOs) affiliated to Kruger Lowveld Tourism are invited to nominate one person and an alternative person to represent their area/town on the Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism’s (KLCBT) Tourism Management Committee for the next two-year term.
The current affiliated LTOs are:
- White River
- Pilgrim’s Rest
- Kruger National Park
- Private Reserves
** Members of the KLCBT owning or managing tourism-related establishments in Nelspruit/ White River are invited to nominate themselves or someone else to serve as a management committee member. Elections for the representative and alternative person who will represent Nelspruit/White River on the Tourism Management Committee for the next two years will take place at the KLCBT’s Annual General Meeting in June 2018, when tourism members from Nelspruit/White River will be asked to vote for their chosen candidate(s).
Once the committee is confirmed it will elect a chairperson and two vice chairpersons who will automatically become board members. It is not compulsory to avail yourself to be elected in any of these capacities.
Interested parties can contact the chief operating officer for further information or email your name and contact details and a short CV to email@example.com
Nominations to serve on the board of KLCBT
Elections for board members will take place at the end of July 2018, when the management committees select seven members to represent tourism and seven members to represent general business, for a two-year term.
Business owners and chief executive officers (CEOs) or retired business owners and CEOs who are knowledgeable and well-connected are ideal candidates to serve on the board. Apart from being a member of the KLCBT, there are no sponsorship or funding obligations.
Members of the board will attend one two-hour meeting, every three months. If they volunteer for a certain sub-committee or task team, they may have to attend ad hoc meetings as and when required.
Once the board is elected it will elect a president who will serve in this capacity for two years. It is not compulsory to avail yourself to be elected as the president.
The board will be made up as follows:
- The immediate past president.
- The chairperson and two vice-chairpersons of the KLCBT Business Management Committee.
- The chairperson and two vice-chairpersons of the KLCBT Tourism Management Committee (Kruger Lowveld Tourism).
- Four non-executive board members, chosen by the Business Management Committee.
- Four non-executive board members, chosen by the Tourism Management Committee.
Interested parties can contact the KLCBT’s chief operating officer for further information or email your name and contact details, section (business or tourism) and a short CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.klcbt.co.za to view the constitution, which contains the roles and responsibilities of the committees and the board.