It is with great pride that I look back over the last 42 years
and see what has been achieved.
I am the generation that for various economic and social reasons had huge
responsibility entrusted on them 25 years ahead of their predecessors .
It has obviously been tremendous to have been in these fantastic
positions but with that comes a personal requirement to manage the pace
of our lives as well as how the chapters of it fit together.
As I see it I have just completed the first half of my life ( …all been equal !)
-20 years on education and learning ones place in both life and society
-20 years working your way up the corporate ladder to lead industries, however
there is NO way that one can expect that you would be able to add value to any
organisation by staying in a leadership position for another 20 or 30 years
without stagnating !
SO …today I see myself starting off on the next 20 year journey refreshed and with
the energy and enthusiasm of a 20 year old going to make his mark on the world and
have promised myself that:
-I will be looking to LEARN about new things and new ways to do things ..
-I will be looking to USE what I do know to the best possible effect, no matter what I do..
-I will be looking to SHARE what I have learnt with others who welcome it, so that the
wheel need not be re-invented ..
I am Brett Dungan and this is what I have done so far!
Cell: +27 (0) 83 444 1222
Website : www.brettdungan.com
Date of birth : 11th February 1970
Country of Birth : Zimbabwe
Passports held : South African and Irish
Health : Very Good
Marital status : Married to Samantha 15 years two children
Languages : English and Afrikaans
Drivers license : Yes
Education : B Comm : various subjects
Business at Rhodes University
2002 – 2012 TradeRoot Technologies (Pty) Ltd :
Information Technology, E-Commerce and services industry.
COO position responsible for Operations and restructure.
Particularly strong at consolidation reporting for legacy systems.
Founding member TradeRoot Africa
Director of Traderoot Technologies – Cape Town, now operating into Africa with global expansion programmes underway
- Director – TradeRoot Technologies
- Director – Travelbuy
- Director – ITIS
- Director – Betterview
2007- 2011 CEO of FEDHASA – National Management Board
Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa -www.fedhasa.co.za
- Association media spokesperson
- National board executive
- Parliamentary industry representative
- Association representative on – FEDHASA Group Hotel Committee , Tourism Business Council, Grading Council and South African Tourism
- Public sector hospitality relationship management with government representative body for the Southern African hospitality industry
1996 – 2010 : Kiara Holdings
Managing Director – Planet Hotels Pty) Ltd
- Motor Yacht Kiara 2005 – 2009
Refit and business development of Motor Yacht Kiara in South Africa frominception to sale
- The Castle Kyalami (upgraded & refurbished) 2002 – 2009
From purchase of a home on auction to sale of developed boutique hotel
- Cayley Lodge 1992 – 2000
(Kiara Holdings acquired Kiara Lodge)
- The Estuary 2002 – 2005
- Buffalo Lodge 2000 – 2007
- Nyleti Lodge 2000 – 2007
- Kiara Lodge 1992 – 2000
1989 –1992 : Barlows Motor Holding – Sandton Toyota
1986 – 1989 : Barlows Equipment Company
(Sole Distributor – Caterpillar Earth Moving Equipment)
Chairmanships : Chairman – Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards
: Chairman- Fleetwood Homeowners’ Association
2008 – 2011
: Chairman – Sandton Tourism Association
2007 – 2009
: Chairman – FEDHASA National Management Board
(Youngest ever – FEDHASA Chairman)
2003 – 2006
: Chairman of SAACI Kwa-Zulu Natal
(South African Association for the Conference Industry)
2000 – 2001
Directorships : Director & General Manager TradeRoot
Restructure and set up of Traderoot Africa, ITIS, Betterview and Travelbuy
- TradeRoot Africa
- Travel Buy
: Director of Complete Food Solutions
- Director of Caraville Leisure Pty Ltd.
2002 – 2011
Managing Director Kiara Holdings
Holding Company of Planet Hotels
- Cayley Lodge -Development of 52 stands
- Kiara Lodge – Building of Kyalami Castle, Group restructure and acquisition of Motor Yacht Kiara
- Lapeng Events and Conference Center, Game Farms & Estuary
Boards : Association Board member
- South African Tourism
- Tourism Business Council of SA
- Tourism Grading Council of SA
2010 – 2010 : 2010 Fifa Match Advisory Board
2009 – 2011
: FEDHASA East Coast
2000 – 2002
: Guide Dogs Association
2007 – 2009
: Johannesburg Tourism Association
2004 – 2006
: Cathkin Park Town Council
2000 – 2002
Award : (IH&RA) International Hotel and Restaurant Association
“YOUNG HOTELIER OF THE WORLD AWARD”
Skills and expertise
1984 – 1988
Christian Brothers College – Matriculated with Exemption
1988 – 1990
Rhodes University – Grahamstown
Law, Economics, Business Administration
1991 – Toyota Dealership Course
Sales Management and presentation skills
Achieved Management diploma – Top Student
1991 – Advanced Motor Vehicle Finance
1992 – 1993 : UNISA Dealership Management Diploma
1996 – IMM Tourism & Travel Marketing Course
1999 – The International Hotel School
Convention Management and Service Developed by the Education Institute and the American Motel and Hotel Association.
REFERENCE LETTERS (2) / ATTACHED
14th October 2011
YOUR RESIGNATION FROM FEDHASA
It is with sadness that I have the responsibility as Chairman of the National Management Board, to acknowledge and accept your resignation from FEDHASA with effect from 31st December 2011.
We salute your efforts in having managed the process of positively restructuring of the association with undying passion and drive. Your guidance, contribution and industry representation during your extended term of office has been greatly appreciated and we thank you for your continued dedication in serving the association since 2004.
May I take this opportunity on behalf of the members of the National Management Board, the regional and national staff members to extend our sincerest gratitude for having had the privilege of working with you and in bidding you farewell, wish you only further success in your future endeavours.
I know that the industry, media, FEDHASA membership and all the friends you have built over time will miss you. When they give us hard time, I will mobilise all my colleagues to call for your return.
/NO.EK.BD resignation acceptance 2011