Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape's official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Palesa Morudu and John van Rooyen to the Agency's board.
In terms of the Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency Law, 1996, Wesgro is governed by a board - with directors representing both the public and private sector of the province.
This strong private sector board is one of the secrets to Wesgro's success. By bringing government and business together, the Agency is able to find collaborative solutions to challenges facing the economy of the province.
Palesa Morudu is a writer and director of editorial services company, Clarity Editorial. Her extensive experience in marketing and communications includes previous positions such as: head of marketing and communications at Robben Island Museum; sales and marketing director at AllAfrica Global Media in Washington, DC; deputy director at the Government Communication and Information Services; and, at Kagiso Media, assumed responsibility for the Brand South Africa portfolio at Kagiso Media. She holds an Honours Degree in International Relations from Rhodes University and writes a twice monthly column in the Business Day.
Tim Harris CEO of Wesgro said, “On behalf of Wesgro’s staff, I warmly welcome Palesa Morudu and John van Rooyen to the board. Both bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be invaluable to the Agency. We look forward to their guidance and leadership, and to working together to help grow the Cape economy.”
Brian Figaji, Chairman of the Wesgro Board said, “It is going to be wonderful to have two new individuals questioning what we have been doing as a Board and providing new insights from their work and life experiences. I look forward to the enrichment this offers.”
Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities said “I’d like to wish Palesa Morudu and John van Rooyen well on their appointment to Wesgro’s board. They both bring with them extensive tourism and business experience, ensuring they can offer strategic leadership and industry insights to the team.”
“Wesgro is the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency. Through their efforts we continue to attract multi-billion rand private sector investments, and steady increases in tourist arrivals. I am confident the two newest board members will play a valuable role in supporting Wesgro to build on these successes.”