Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) appointed and finalized the new board members at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 20 November. This was followed by the inaugural meeting of the new board constituency on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 in which Ms Erika Rautenbach was elected as Chairperson and Ms Zoe Waters as vice Chair.
Ms Erika Rautenbach, Chairperson of NMBT Board, advised “I am both honoured and excited to have been nominated to chair the NMBT board alongside a talented group of selected individuals. With the exceptional level of industry and business experience represented, our goal will be to provide solid leadership, guidance and accountability to both the organization and its stakeholders in an effort to grow the Nelson Mandela Bay brand around the globe.”
NMBT ran an open and transparent process which was audited by PKF Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. The process consists of nominations by qualifying NMBT members who elect the chosen nine at the Annual General Meeting. This is followed by the voting of the board members to appoint the Chairperson and Vice.
Board members may serve a term of up to three years with a possible renewal of one additional term of up to three years and at most serve for six consecutive years. Of the nine representatives elected, four members will be serving their second term of three years. Five members will commence their first term.
The boards’ role is to ensure that corporate governance is