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Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Board Members


[ Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Board Members ]


NELSON MANDELA BAY BOARD MEMBER PROFILES

All members of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA)

 

SHAUN FITZHENRY (Chairperson)

Long-standing member of the NMBT board, Shaun co-owns Bay Language Institute, a language school specialising in English courses for foreign language students. These students all engage in a variety of local tourism activities, and spend, on average, seven weeks in our metro – hence the link to tourism. Tourism product plays a key role in marketing our destination as a desirable location in which to learn language and experience South Africa, and Shaun is a passionate tourism ambassador for the metro and region. His experience as a tour guide in Cape Town and Knysna underpins his understanding of tourism and the development of meaningful product for the foreign markets. 

 

 

 

SHENA WILMOT

Shena Wilmot has been in the Hospitality Industry for the past 27 years. She has been involved in the Bed and Breakfast side of the industry and is currently the Chairperson of PEMBBA (Port Elizabeth Metro B&B Association). She has been on the Board of NMBT since 2015 serving on the Marketing Sub-committee. She is passionate about Tourism and Nelson Mandela Bay and has worked tirelessly in trying to ensure our beautiful city is a ‘Must Visit’ Destination.

 

JANNIE GIE

Jannie has been in the tourism and hospitality industry for more than twenty years and has a strong strategic destination marketing background and comprehensive understanding of the domestic and international tourism market.  He is currently the CEO of and managing and developing Addo Wildlife, a newly opened lodge and private reserve situated in Addo.  He previously served as a Director of Knysna Tourism and is also on the steering committee of Addo Tourism.  

 

JONKER FOURIE

Jonker Fourie has been in the tourism industry for 20 years and is the current CEO of Emfuleni Corridor Tourism (ECTOUR) where he deals with private sector tourism marketing associations throughout the Eastern Cape and supporting them in their marketing endeavours.  Jonker started out in tourism as a tourist guide and tour operator and also spent six years working for Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism as Trade and Leisure Tourism Coordinator.  He is Vice-Chair of the SATSA Eastern Cape Chapter, a judge in the SA Tourism Lilizela Awards, a recognised travel blogger as well as a radio presenter at Luister FM 90.6.

 

TRACEY ANDREW

Studied B Prim Ed Degree at then UPE and taught formally for 22 years. Her love of nature and history lead easily to sharing with learners and then any interested suspects. I qualified as a guide and then started Azifani Tours 10 years ago with a strong emphasis on Port Elizabeth/ Nelson Mandela Bay and environs. I do believe we live in a world class city and have always championed it as a must do in South Africa. I have volunteered at Bayworld Education Dept for 12 years and  serve on  the Eco of the Isithatha Trust (Arts Project)

 

GLENN PAPPIN

Glenn has been in the Hospitality Industry straight out of High School. He started as a Trainee Chef at the World Trade Centre in Kempton Park, where Emperors Palace now stands. After realizing that being a Chef was not for him, he studied towards a Diploma in Hospitality Management. During his studies, he took up his practical learning at the Courtyard Hotel in Rosebank, which he stayed on after completing his studies. He has 20 years’ service with the City Lodge Hotel Group, broken by a 2 year stint with the Don Hotel Group. He has enjoyed opening 4 hotels for the group, as well as working in all four brands within the groups portfolio. He is a stickler for customer service, bagging numerous accolades through the industry as a whole as well as within the companies silverware. He is presently the General Manager of the Town Lodge Port Elizabeth. He has recently received his Certified Hotel Administrator accreditation, through the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. Glenn is also a member of the board, of FEDHASA EC/KZN.