Who I am , and what I’ve done so far!

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Who I am , and what I’ve done so far!

Cell:​​083 444 1222
Nationality:​South African
Marital Status:​Married
Languages:​English and Afrikaans

• Business Strategy
• Business Operations Management
• Marketing Management
• Financial Management
• People Management
• Knowledge Management
• Corporate Governance
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Extensive Hospitality Industry Experience
• Event Management
• Lobbying and Networking
• Government Relations Management
• Stakeholder / Relationship Management
• Public Relations
• Project, People & Contract Management

• Insightful and Sees The Bigger Picture
• Creative and Can Multi Task
• Assertive and Goal Orientated
• Communication, Interpersonal & Networking Skills
• Negotiating, Teamwork and Listening Skills
• Highly Innovative With Lateral Thinking Ability

1992 ​Various BCom Subjects
​Rhodes University
1989​ Matriculated
​Christian Brothers College Pretoria

2003 – 2013​ FEDHASA’s youngest ever chairman ​​and CEO​
2010​ Played a major role in hosting the 2010 World ​Cup
1999​ The Young Hotelier of the World Award
​International Hotel & Restaurant Association

Brett Dungan
Curriculum Vitae


Senior Business Executive (CEO, COO), Board Member and Chairperson with extensive operations and management experience in the Hospitality, Information Technology and Motor Industries.

• TBCSA, Tourism Business Council of SA
• SAT, South African Tourism
• Match Advisory Board
• Tourism Grading Council of SA
• TradeRoot Technologies
• Travelbuy
• Kiara Holdings
• Imvelo- Responsible Tourism Awards
• FEDHASA National Board and Group Hotel Committee.


Highly experienced Business Executive offering 24 years operations and management experience in Hospitality, IT and Automotive sectors.

I started out in the motor industry where I achieved numerous performance distinctions. In 1991 I ventured into the Hospitality where I was involved in both hotel operations and management roles. In 1999 I was awarded the Young Hotelier of The Year Award by the International Hotel and Restaurant Association. Between 2003 and 2012 I was FEDHASA’s youngest ever Chairman and CEO.

A versatile business professional with and entrepreneurial flair, I have successfully held equity and managed TradeRoot Technologies, an IT company based in Cape Town.

Established track record of harnessing relationships into tangible financial value. Strong acumen in Business Strategy, Governance, Lobbying, Networking, Relationship Management, People, Operations and Quality Management.


Period:​​May 2016 to present
Company:​Royal Bafokeng Tourism

Position:​Hospitality Principle
Period:​​May 2013 to 2016
Company:​Royal Bafokeng Institute

Period:​​July 2012 – May 2013

Position:​Chief Operating Officer
Period:​​February 2002 – October 2012
Scope of Work Done:
• Operations and restructuring

Position:​Chief Executive Officer
Period:​​January 2003 – December 2011
Scope of Work Done:
• Public sector Hospitality relationship management with Government representative body for the Southern Africa Hospitality Industry

Position:​Managing Director
Period:​​January 1996 – December 2010
Company:​Kiara Holdings
Scope of Work Done:
Planet Hotels- The Castle Kyalami, Kiara Lodge, MotorYacht Kiara, Cayley Lodge, The Estuary, Buffalo Lodge, Nyleti Lodge and Lapeng Hotel and Conference Centre
• Restructure of Traderoot Technologies e-Commerce solutions for various verticals of industry
• Particularly strong at consolidation reporting for legacy systems
• Young Hotelier of the World 2000. International Hotel and Restaurant Association

Management Trainee, January 1992 – January 1996, Barlows Motor Holdings

The Castle Kyalami (Link)
January 2001 – December 2002
• From purchase of a home on auction to sale of developed boutique hotel

Motor Yacht Kiara (Link)
January 2003 – December 2004
• Refit and business development of Motor Yacht Kiara in South Africa from inception to sale

Evert P. Botha RS
Chief Operating Officer at Embee Diamond Technologies, Inc.
“As an entrepreneur, Brett was an inspiration to me and I really gained a tremendous amount of understanding about payment switching technology as well as some tourism knowledge thrown in”.
April 7, 2008, Evert P. was with another company when working with Brett at Kiara Holdings

Edwin Roberts
Founder and CEO at TouchToLearn int’l
“Brett has been a steadfast business partner for several years. We’ve worked on numerous initiatives in the hospitality and travel industry, more specifically in the realm of innovative transaction switching services”.
August 15, 2007, Edwin was with another company when working with Brett at Kiara Holdings