Board of Directors

GBTA Southern Africa Board of Directors

GBTA Southern Africa is run by a South African board of directors, all volunteers. The Board composition has been structured to protect the integrity of GBTA South Africa i.e. a buyer led organisation. As such the positions of Chairman and Chairman Elect are reserved for buyer members. Each Director shall continue to hold office from the date of his election to office until the Annual General Meeting which is two years following upon his election.The directors are elected by voting members of GBTA Southern Africa.  The next election will commence in December 2017.

Buyer Board Members

Fikile Nkala Fikile Nkala
Group Travel Coordinator (Super Group Trading) Logistics and Supply Chain.
Fikile worked at SAPS and joined Super Group Trading 8 years ago.
Elsa Silva Elsa Silva
Sourcing Specialist FNB. Elsa has 20 years Travel Industry Experience with Operational and Strategic Account Management experience. Recently awarded the Travel Buyer of year award 2015.
Howard Stephens Howard Stephens – Chairman 2016
A major part of his career has been dedicated to shared services within Nedbank as the Chief Procurement Officer. In that role, one of his most successful initiatives was the complete overhaul of the travel commodity. In 2011 Howard was recognised for his ‘bravery’ in changing the way the travel commodity is recognised in the corporate world by receiving the Linette Mulder Memorial Trophy from the GBTA SA, formerly ITMSA.
Maureen Masuku
Head: Travel & Marketing Sourcing, Procurement Department at Rand Merchant Bank.  She recently received the Travel Buyer of the year award 2016.
Nicole Swart Nicole Swart
Senior Buyer – Non-trade Procurement: People, Travel & Professional Services at Woolworths
Nicole previously worked at Carlson Wagonlit Travel and was also previously a director of GBTA Southern Africa.
Sue Ann Tredoux  Sue-Ann Tredoux
Travel Manager, Sanlam
Sue-Ann has been the Travel Manager for Sanlam national and its subsidiaries for 27 years. Dealing with all operations/finances/contract; policy implementation/suppliers.

Supplier Board Members

Thabani Ndlovu Thabani Ndlovu
Director of International Sales – Africa & Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide
Thabani has over 10 years’ experience in travel and previously worked for the UK International Sales office of Hilton Worldwide.
Roderick Ross Roderick Ross
Rod has spent the past 10 years in the Corporate Travel space as a creative problem solver, inventor, speaker, writer and thought leader. He is doing this in the outsourced software development and consulting space at Ross Consulting and TravelLinck. Rod has been a director of GBTA Southern Africa for the past two years.
 Warren Tanner-Ellis2 Warren Tanner-Ellis
Manager: Inland, Diners Club Corporate
Warren previously worked at MTN as Travel Manager before joining Diners Club. Warren was previously a Director of GBTA Southern Africa.