South African Tourism appoints chief operating officer

Sthembiso Dlamini is joining South African Tourism as its new chief operating officer (COO), and will take up the role at the beginning of next month.

Dlamini is currently employed by the National Development Agency (NDA) in the capacity of senior manager: office of the CEO, a role she has occupied since August 2012, with responsibilty for strategic planning, managing performance information and overall strategic support. Her areas of expertise include high-level co-ordination and administration, planning, performance management, policy implementation and programme management.   

Amongst her responsibilities in her new role as COO of South African Tourism, Dlamini will lead business planning and budgeting processes, ensure optimal management of resources and adherence to good corporate governance through prudent financial management. She will also ensure compliance with legislations affecting South African Tourism.  

"The role of COO is an integral one for our organisation as it requires operational excellence in order to provide coordination for the delivery of South African Tourism’s strategy. We are therefore pleased to welcome Sthembiso to the team as we believe that her previous experience and expertise will stand her in good stead," said South African Tourism chief executive officer, Mr Thulani Nzima.  

Dlamini replaces previous COO Tim Scholtz who left the organisation earlier this year.

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