STPP Patrons are all individuals or businesses that are well respected in business and in tourism, and they have come on board because they believe that our philosophy and approach to Sustainability in Tourism is a win-win for all stakeholders.
Executive Board Member MxitVarious Corporate Boards
Advisory Board Member at Mxit and ANC Head of Social Media, Eldrid Jordaan is the son of former South African political activist and trade unionist Paul M. Jordaan.
He studied at University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Emerging Markets. Also just recently contributed to Corporate Governance Research Institute Peer Review: Social Media’s impact on Business.
President of the International Festival and Events Association Africa
Founder Skills Villages 2030CSEP – Certified Special Events Professional -She is a community events ‘junkie’ – having spent 33 years in the event industry and the last ten with over 1000 learnerships in local communities.
Her focus has been on contributing towards a global standard in event management – through the EMBOK – Event Management Body of Knowledge, and then working with the Canadian Tourism Human Resources Council resulting in an International Event Qualification Framework. Armed with the standards, and the progression which starts at pre-adult education training, taking individuals from Event Assistant, to Event Support, to Coordinator, Manager and Director and with the same pathway available in each of the event value supplier chain, she is convinced that events can be used as a platform to increase the socio-economic and environmental health and wealth of local communities by maximizing the multiplier effect. She is the founding President of IFEA Africa – International Festivals and Events Association Africa; founding member of Skills Village 2030 Secondary Co-operative (a replicable and scalable event platform for local economies) in Bez Valley, Johannesburg; Board Member of the Hospitality Industry Leaders Advisory Board (HILAB) for the HTIMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, Sorenberg, Switzerland.
Universal Access Specialist / Universal SolutionsMandy has been working in the disability sector since 1980, when she herself became disabled through a climbing accident. Since then, she has been actively involved in accessibility, peer councilling, promotion and awareness of
challenges for people with disabilities. Mandy was a founding member of the DPSA and was part of the team that succeeded in having the ‘S’ paper included in building regulations. She is actively involved in sport and chairs various sporting codes, is currently focusing primarily on the disability sector and is an Independant Consultant in areas such as Sensitisation, Access Assessment and Employment. Mandy works closely with organisations such as the The National Council for People withPhysical Disabilities of South Africa (NCPPDSA), QuadPara Association of South Africa and Gauteng Province Association for People with Disabilities. Mandy also holds the transport portfolio on the Gauteng Access Committee. She is further part of various committees and tasks groups concerned with policy formulation, and ensuring that the requirements of Physically Disable Persons are adequately addressed. It is through her expertise in Universal Access, that the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme has included her in our implementation planning and roll-out.
Ex- CEO Avis and SAVRALA
Commercial & Communications Director at Skywise Airline (Pty) LtdWayne was born in 1960 and educated in Kwa-Zulu Natal – (BSc) University of Natal in 1982. With 28 years experience in the travel and tourism industry,
Wayne has a hands on background in operations In1996, he was appointed as the Operations Director for Avis Southern Africa. Taking a break for the corporate world in 2001, Wayne developed a new country guest lodge family business, whilst also managing the car rental industry’s affairs as General Manager for SAVRALA from 2003 to 2006. Returning to Avis Rent a Car in 2006, Wayne was appointed as Chief Executive in 2007 and notes the highlights over the next five years to 2012, were the company’s achievements in the areas of process change, sustainability and customer satisfaction. During this period, Avis received a number of awards for its environmental sustainability initiatives and service excellence program. In August 2012, with new opportunities beckoning, Wayne left Avis to pursue work in the space of civil activism and entrepreneurial ventures in consulting and leadership. Wayne has also filled the roles of Board Member – Tourism Marketing SA (TOMSA); President – SAVRALA; Chairman – OUTA (Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance). Wayne is a patron of the Sustainable Tourism Partnership, as he firmly believes that the best way of achieving sustainability in tourism is by forming strong and meaningful partnerships.
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