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2020 – 2022 EXCO NOMINATIONS

NOMINATIONS RECEIVED 2020-2022 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The following PPA members were elected to serve for two years in 2019 and still have one year to serve: Steve Hayward, Gordon Laing, David Bellairs, Roy Hannington, Robert Vogel and Sindile Mavundla. 

 

In terms of clause 4.2.1 of the Constitution, (up to) seven new committee members need to be elected at this year’s AGM, to serve for a period of two years from his/her election. The following six nominations have been received for the PPA 2019-2021 Executive Committee, in alphabetical order, all being paid-up members of PPA.

 

The Executive Committee reserves the right to co-opt one more committee member for a period of one year.

 

  NAME PPA NUMBER NOMINATED BY
1 Frank van Asperen 440777 Alvin Hirner
2 John Gale 84192 Gordon Laing
3 Henri van der Merwe 508126 David Bellairs
4 Galiema Harris 303879 Aboobakar Harris
5 Ivan van Draanen 658958 Lauren Heldsinger
6 Abbas Harris 209256 Fatima Attwood
       

MOTIVATIONS SUPPLIED: IF YOU WERE ELECTED TO THE COMMITTEE, WHAT WOULD YOU FOCUS ON IN YOUR 2 YEARS?

 

Frank Van Asperen

“I would focus on providing marketing and sales advice to ensure sufficient revenue streams to enable PPA to improve cycling conditions in South Africa via Bike4All programs, safety campaigns, social media and when possible again events.

Helping to set up new events focusing at the youth, keeping cycling relevant for the new generation cyclists. Support PPA at fulfilling its advocacy roll to make South Africa a more bike friendly country. Support at setting up new and maintaining current sponsor partnership.”

 

John Gale

“I am a keen road and mountain cyclists with more than 10 Cape Town Cycle Tours and 16 Cape Epics amongst numerous other races. I am a Chartered Accountant (CA) with 20 years’ experience working in commerce and industry, in an SME and entrepreneurial environment.

Having served as Treasurer since November 2015 I have been able to identify areas where I can add value to the reporting, planning and financial management of the organisation. My focus during my term would be to facilitate the financial reporting and associated management systems so as to enable meaningful and effective decisions regarding PPA’s strategic implementation of its key mandate to promote cycling.”

 

Henri van der Merwe

“I am passionate about the concept of cycling as an environmentally friendly an economical solution to improve mobility and to empower and improve societies and their environment. Projects like Bike4All excite and inspire me.

I believe that motorist behaviour is a critical obstacle that needs to be addressed in order to encourage a utility cycling culture. I also believe that it is important to draw a distinction between the promotion of utility cycling and sport cycling, and that the latter does not necessarily serve the purposes of the former.

I would not be joining the PPA EXCO with any grand plans, but rather with the intent to be of service where I can, particularly in furthering the agenda of utility cycling.”

 

Galiema Harris

“I would like to get more involved with the safety of cyclists as well as help growing PPA membership. My passion is to get new riders into cycling.”

 

Ivan van Draanen

“Following the discussion with PPA prior to Covid19, I have secured backing from abroad to create a new cycling team backed by SA Telco provider under PPA and sponsor Branding. My directive by backers is to discover and mentor 10 new diamonds and establish a young cycling team to challenge the likes of Embark and Pure Savage and ultimately to expose team to oversees events. The initiative backed by 4.0 has secured the backing of SA Telco and Fitness establishment. Member generation abroad is essential for development of cycling in SA and securing financial assistance to ensure growth of events MTB and Road.”

 

Abbas Harris

“If I am re-elected, my areas of focus would continue to enable youth development in cycling in poorer communities as I feel there is such a huge gap in sports development. Too many kids in our communities do not get the benefit of enjoying cycling as there are so many positives to cycling and it’s our mission to provide them with life-changing opportunities. I believe that reducing the current average age of participants in the Cape Town Cycle Tour currently sitting at 47 years with the introduction of as many youth as possible will provide a future for this sport for generations to come.

Annually we successfully introduce and take 60-80 kids to the Cape Town Cycle Tour and wish to extend the number to a full peloton. With the world evolving with COVID-19, Active Bodies further hosted its very first event, the ACTIVE BODIES QUADRATHLON providing an event for all ages and fitness levels as well as taking multi-sports to a different level. Why should triathlons only be for the elite, it should be more accessible, and we would like to see this virtual event increase in popularity. I have a belief that the COVID-19 impact on cycling will bare new fruits and PPA needs to be geared for the change.”