A new dawn for Tsitsikamma Tourism Association 

Published: December 13th, 2019

A new dawn for Tsitsikamma Tourism Association (TTA) as it appoints first young person of colour as Chairperson

Lee-Marque Jansen
Lee-Marque Jansen, Chairperson of Tsitsikamma Tourism Association

Lee-Marque Jansen has been appointed as the Chairperson for Tsitsikamma Tourism following TTA’s recent Annual General Meeting for 2019. Born and bred in Tsitsikamma, Lee-Marque who is only 28 years of age, is the first person of colour to head up the Association and the youngest! Aware that he has his work cut out for him, Jansen explains that over his professional career in the industry and now heading up Marketing and Public Relations for Stormsriver Adventures Pty Ltd.

It has all equipped him with the necessary leadership and interpersonal skills to work with a diverse group of people to set realistic goals and work towards a common goal for destination marketing and to grow tourism in the region working with different organisations. “I am humbled and eager at the opportunity to lead but at the same time learn from the rest of the board.”

The management of Tsitsikamma Tourism Association is a diverse group with experience ranging from CEO’s, a SATSA Board & Chapter Member, Marketers, Park Manager and Owners of different hospitality and tourism establishments. “We are fortunate to have a management team of such caliber and experience step up to lead tourism in the region” said Jansen. “We are at a critical stage on which we need to build; we need collective leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”

In the portfolio of Vice Chairperson, Brochure Management & Social Media is Mrs. Lesley Ann Cola who comes with vast knowledge and experience of the industry. Secretary – Diane Sampson, Finance – Chris Sykes, LTO’s – Dewald Nieman and in the portfolio for New Members, Member Benefits & Expo’s – Jonker Fourie. Nieman with his impeccable reputation as SATSA Board Member who also heads up SATSA Eastern Cape has been of TTA’s management team since its inception and thus a prominent member of the team.

Nicolette Saayman responsible for Stakeholder Relations of TTA thanked the previous Management team for their unwavering support for the growth of Tourism in the region and wishes her new colleagues on the management team all the best.

For enquiries: Lee-Marque Jansen | Cell: 062 343 3959 | Email: marketing@stormsriver.com