Stenden South Africa



Stenden South Africa is governed by a board of governors composed of:

Board of Governors

  1. Mr. Adrian Gardiner – Chairman / Owner of Mantis Collection
  2. Mrs. Louise Swanepoel – Town counsellor and community representative
  3. Dr. Renier Mornet – Retired Dean, Hotel School of Witwatersrand
  4. Mr. Chumani Gqeke – SAMWU Provincial Organiser
  5. Mr. Leendert Klaassen – President Executive Board Stenden University
  6. Dr. Wouter Hensens - Executive Dean, Stenden South Africa
  7. Mr. Wayne Johnson - Head of Sites, Stenden University
  8. Professor Dewald van Niekerk - Director ACDS, UNW
  9. Ms. Thembi Kunene - Managing Director, PLP Tourism

Hospitality Management Advisory Board

  1. Dr. Reinier Mornet - Retired Dean, Hotel School of Witwatersrand
  2. Mr. Klaas Wybo van der Hoek - Vice President, Stenden University
  3. Dr. Craig Thompson - Dean IHM, Stenden University
  4. Mr. Eduard van Zyl - General Manager, Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth
  5. Mr. Clive van Oudtshoorn - Operations Manager, Mantis Hospitality
  6. Mr. Gavin Chowles - General Manager, Angelic Wonders Port Elizabeth
  7. Mr. Pierre Wilhelm - Provincial Master Assessor, Eastern and Northern Cape
  8. Mr. Jacques Lombard - General Manager, The Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth
  9. Ms. Ashleigh Christie - Human Capital Manager, Hospitality Property Fund
  10. Mr. Ian Mackay - General Manager, Garden Court, East London
  11. Mr. Jabu Maseko - Acting General Manager, Fish River Sun Hotel
  12. Mr. Desmond O'Connor - General Manager, RadissonBlu, Port Elizabeth
  13. Mr. Carl Haller - Development Manager, Mantis
  14. Mr. Clifford Campbell - General Manager, Tsogo Sun, Port Elizabeth
  15. Dr. Hema Kesa - Academic Head, Department of Hospitality Management, University of Johannesburg
  16. Ms. Hellen Mabasa - Human Resource Director, Africa and Indian Ocean, Hilton Group
  17. Mr. Chris Alexandre - Chief Executive Officer, GuestRevu
  18. Mr. Henk Bredenoord - Regional Manager, Premier Hotels
  19. Mr. Guy Stehlik - Chief Executive, Bon Hotels
  20. Dr. Juliet Chipumuro - Academic Dean, School of Hospitality Mangement, SSA

Disaster Management Advisory Board

  1. Prof. Dewald Van Niekerk - Director, African Center for Disaster Studies (ACDS), University of the North West
  2. Mrs. Rene Oosthuizen - Academic Dean, School of Disaster Management, SSA
  3. Mr. Dodo Shupping - Co-Ordinator, Cacadu District Municipality
  4. Dr. Andries Jordaan - Director, Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DIMTEC), University of the Free State
  5. Mr. Mmaphaka Tau - Chief Director, Natural Resources Management, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  6. Lt. Col. Elton Stone - Officer Commanding First City Regiment, Grahamstown
  7. Mr. Hugh Van Niekerk - Manager, South African Weather Service, Port Elizabeth
  8. Mr. Owen Becker - Manager, Disaster Management, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
  9. Mr. Henry Lansdowne - Manager, NMMM Disaster Centre, Port Elizabeth
  10. Mr. Mervyn Sauls - Manager Fire and Emergency Services, Ndlambe Municipality
  11. Dr. Roman Tandlich - Senior Lecturer Faculty of Pharmacy, Rodes University, Grahamstown
  12. Mr. Khulekile Mbolekwa - Disaster Manager, Ndlambe Municipality

Exam Committee

The Exam Committee is responsible for decision-making on the selection of students, exemptions, examination, and graduation. It consists of the following members:

  1. Mr. Kevin Aitchison - Year 3 Co-ordinator / Chairperson / Hospitality Management School
  2. Ms. Nelisa Tokwe - Lecturer / Secretary / Hospitality Management School
  3. Ms. Tracey Painting - Member / Hospitality Management School

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