Chamber appoints new Property Task team Lead

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2024-01-30
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The Chamber's Property Task Team has been given a boost with the appointment of Tracey Mouton as its new Lead.

Currently serving as the Managing Director at Goldberg and de Villiers Inc. a prominent legal firm in Nelson Mandela Bay, Mouton takes over the reins from Liezel Greyvenstein, who played a pivotal role in establishing the Task Team.

Mouton's primary responsibility in her new role is to drive the strategic objectives of the Task Team. This includes identifying and resolving property-related obstacles to expedite investment in Nelson Mandela Bay. The aim is to address bureaucratic hurdles within the municipal system that have caused delays in approving various applications, hindering potential investments and slowing down economic growth and job creation.

The Chamber, through its action-oriented task team, will actively seek to eliminate these challenges and create a more business-friendly environment within the city's industrial and commercial property portfolio. Mouton expresses her commitment to collaborating with the Task Team to strengthen and drive solutions which are most critical to improving the ease of doing business. Additionally it is envisaged that the Task Team will also take action based on inputs from the Chamber’s eight geographic clusters, which comprises of businesses in neighbouring areas working together to identify and solve enabling environment issues of common interest.  

Commenting on her appointment, Mouton emphasises the importance of collaborating with the municipality to identify and address key hindrances affecting the ease of doing business in the city. She acknowledges the solid foundation laid by her predecessor and highlights the team's mandate to work closely with the municipality and other relevant stakeholders to overcome obstacles.

“It is a privilege to be appointed to this new role as I will build on a solid foundation that my predecessor built during her tenure. My biggest priority is to ensure that I collaborate with my team members to strengthen the voice of business in order to protect current investments and help grow the economy. As such, we will continue to interact with critical role players such as the municipality for the benefit of both business and the local government,” says Mouton.

Denise van Huyssteen, the Chamber's chief executive, expresses gratitude for Mouton's appointment, citing her experience and leadership skills as a valuable asset. The Chamber sees Mouton's role as significant and believes she is well-suited to mobilise businesses around areas of common interest, ensuring continuity and a stronger focus on achieving the team's goals. “Business Volunteers like Tracey play a critical role in enabling the Chamber to undertake proactive interventions which make a difference in our local economy. Getting the Bay back on track is a collective effort which requires the support and involvement of all stakeholders from business through to civil society.”