Rev. D. Gray, Trustee/Chairman
After finishing his postgraduate teaching diploma at UCT, David taught at high school for 10 years, and then went on to study theology before going into full time ministry. He started in ministry at Somerset West, and then went to Kuils River, after which he moved to Hillcrest in KwaZulu Natal. In 1998 he moved to Meadowridge where he is the minister at Trinity Presbyterian Church to this day. David has been involved with Westlake since the early 2000s and immediately became a trustee. He took over as chairman in 2009/10. David has been married to Rosemary for 31 years and has 3 sons, Duncan, 28, who teaches in Cape Town, Stewart, 26, who is in the investment field, and Cameron, 24, who is a mechatronic engineer with Unilever in Durban.
Jamie has been a Trustee and Chairman for WUCT since its inception. He has brought his 28 years experience in the financial accounting sector to provide the leadership, vision and rigour that makes WUCT the success it is today. After taking his Articles in Cape Town, he spent 5 years travelling and working in Australia and the UK, and thereafter worked in various executive roles for 24 years, including as member of The Board of Executors and Financial Controller/Director for 16 years. From January 2001 to July 2002 James was an executive director and member of the Audit and Credit Committees. James’ final role before retiring was at BoE Limited, where he was responsible for the corporate social investment programme, human resources, group risk and compliance throughout the BoE Group. Jamie’s time is also taken up by acting on the board of multiple non-profit organisations, demonstrating his passion for ethics. With the little time left over he enjoys reading, wildlife, theatre, hiking and travelling. He has just been awarded the 2013 Inyathelo Award for Lifetime Philanthropy for his tireless work over many years to uplift the Westlake community.
Mr Harold Stemmet, Chairman
After graduating from the University of South Africa in 1978, Harold gained 35 years experience in Human Resources. He now runs his own company in Cape Town, Time and Labour Consultants, which focuses on helping small and medium companies. He is a committed Christian and has a calling to help young people grow and excel in the workplace and obtain a healthy work-life balance. Harold has been married to Benita for 27 years with whom he has 2 children. Melvin, now 25, is about to complete his degree in accounting at Stellenbosch and Ron, 27, is studying for her Masters in Human Resources. Harold has been a Trustee for WUCT since 2012.
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