Cableway’s MD voted Chair of Cape Town Tourism Board
Cape Town Tourism (CTT) elected its new Board of Directors on Wednesday, at its Annual General Meeting. The body is Cape Town’s official Regional Tourism Organisation, responsible for tourism marketing, visitor, and industry services.
The meeting elected the Managing Director (MD) of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) Wahida Parker as its new Board Chair. Other Board appointments include Tracy Mkhize (General Manager, CTICC), Shireen Onia (Founder, ServiceGurus), and Lee-Anne Singer (Marketing Director, Singer Group).
“It is both and honour and a privilege to work with such a formidable team at CTT, and to be selected by one’s peers is a tribute second to none. CTT plays an invaluable role in attracting visitors to our beautiful shores and working to ensure that our entire industry offers an experience that visitors will remember for years to come. Afterall, we are in the business of curating lasting and memorable memories.
“I am all too aware of the enormous responsibility that rests on the shoulders of the CTT Board, and as its Chair I will do everything in my power to make sure that tourism succeeds for everyone in Cape Town,” says Parker.
Parker is an attorney and internationally accredited mediator and executive coach. Her background includes brand management, public relations, and marketing and perhaps most pertinently she excels at stakeholder engagement, all skills that she has been able to deploy in her position as Managing Director of the TMACC. She took up the post as MD in 2016.
Board Members serve a three-year term of office.