GBTA Southern Africa Board of Directors

The Global Business Travel Association Southern Africa (GBTA SA) is a Not-For-Profit company (NPC) registered as a Section 21 company.  The funding for our activities is generated from revenue derived from strategic marketing partnerships, membership fees, educational workshops and research projects.

Board Members are appointed every alternate year and are responsible for the management of the Association.   In keeping with the guidelines provided by the GBTA global organisation, the majority of our appointed Board Members are Corporate Travel Buyers in the Southern African market.

http://www.tam.co.za/article/182120/GBTA-Southern-Africa-announces-new-board-and-chair

Board members serve a period of two years from the date of the AGM and are elected by the members of the GBTA.

Maureen Masuku: Chairman

Head: Travel & Marketing Sourcing, Procurement Department at Rand Merchant Bank.
Maureen Masuku is currently employed by Rand Merchant Bank as the Head of Travel and Sourcing Lead for Marketing she is also a chairman of Global Business Travel Association of South Africa (GBTA), before she joining RMB she was a group Head of Travel for Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC),she worked for different corporates and SOE’s where she led group Travel commodities. Maureen also won a title of the Travel buyer of the year 2016 not forgetting Amadeus award – molding the future of Travel in Africa
Masuku has vast managerial experience gained through formal commercial training (Travel & Tourism, B. Comm in supply chain and BBA); and involvement at high level in both private, governmental and industry bodies. She has over twenty years’ experience in the Travel and Tourism industry and is well versed in the requirements for business management and strategy, corporate governance, compliance (PFMA ) and transformation, in both private and public sectors. Masuku has also transferred her knowledge by writing few articles like :how corporate can learn from government; what is customer care within the Travel and Tourism sector, prioritize industry relationships etc. Maureen’s desire and drive in the sector is to see real transformation and woman taking over top positions in the Travel and Tourism sector.

Fikile Nkala: Vice Chairman

Group Travel Coordinator (Super Group Trading) Logistics and Supply Chain

Fikile worked at SAPS and joined Super Group Trading 8 years ago.

Phale Naake

Deputy Director: Strategic Procurement
Chief Directorate: Strategic Procurement Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

Phale Naake is employed by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer. He has been involved in government travel in several government departments and institutions for more than 10 years.

Robyn Christie

Owner/self employed
Robyn Christie just saying …

Robyn has spent 20 years in various leadership roles within the travel and tourism sectors, from payment solutions to heading the largest representative travel association in South Africa. With the wealth of experience gained over her extensive career in the travel industry, Robyn is a recognized industry influencer in the region with a proven track record in raising the profiles of the institutions she has worked for. She has served on the Board of Tourism and Travel related institutions including IATA’s PAPGJC, the local Tourism Business Council of SA and an appointment by the Department of Tourism to serve on the Tourism Empowerment Council of South Africa.

Amanda Mvinjelwa

Key Accounts Manager: Airline and Government Agencies (CTIA)

Amanda is currently employed with Airports Company South Africa and services all airlines, lounges and government agencies operating at Cape Town International Airport. Amanda has several years in Travel and has built strong relationships and networks in the industry. Having a diverse portfolio of having managed call centres and being named Manager of the Year in 2017, she has diverse and multifaceted talent skill set.