National Executive Commmittee
The National Executive Committee (NEC) is the elected body tasked with managing the SANParks Honorary Rangers on a national level.
The function of the NEC is to manage the contact and coordination with SANParks, ensure the orderly functioning of the movement and facilitate the setting of priorities for the movement as a whole.
The NEC consists out of a chairperson, two vice-chairpersons (North and South) and a number of members with specific portfolios. The NEC is elected annually at the Indaba (AGM) by the representatives of the HR regions.
Our vice-chairperson André Vosloo unexpectedly passed away during December 2012.
André was a member of the Boland Region and vice-chairperson responsible for our Southern regions. He was a member of the NEC for 11 years and had the portfolio for legal compliance.
André was an exceptional and respected person and was an inspiration to all of us. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Our condolences go to his wife and family.
Janssen is responsible to liaise with SANParks executive committee and staff and oversee the organisation's affairs at national level.
André passed away during December 2012.
Chief operating officer
Andre Van der Merwe
Andre is responsible for corporate financial and administrative governance. He also liaises with the regions in the Northern section of the country.
Kendel is responsible for the financial reporting of the organisation. She ensures that the financial system is aligned with SANParks and the information is meaningful, concise and compliant.
Transformation & Retention
Willie coordinates transformation by helping regions to ensure that membership of historically disadvantaged individuals show a steady growth and membership numbers of younger adults increase.
Coordination National Projects
Eugene represents the national projects on the NEC level, and assist them to grow in ability and become truly national. He also facilitates their reporting functions.
Statistics, National Corporate Sponsors & Members Administration
Des manages the movement's data and reporting system. He is also responsible to develop our management systems, and build links with corporate sponsors.
National Fundraising & Friends of SANParks
Fundraising activities on a national level, and maintains the database of "Friends of SANParks."
Public Relations & Communication
Louis is responsible for marketing and communication governance and to promote the SANParks Honorary Rangers brand. He is responsible for the implementation of an integrated marketing and communication strategy on all levels of the organisation to facilitate communication with and between members, SANParks and the public.
George facilitates the process of members attaining the required skills, and the training
and accreditation of course facilitators.
Legal compliance and constitution
Willie de Beer has been co-opted to manage this portfolio. Legal compliance and maintaining the constitution, including its administrative rules and the code of conduct.