Harold Stemmet, Chairman
Harold graduated from UNISA and has 35 years experience in Human Resources. His business, Time and Labour Consultants, focuses on helping small to medium companies.
With a heart for developing people and finding a healthy balance between work and life, his strong Christian values and specialist understanding of people, the law and the workplace have been of enormous value at WUCT. Harold has been a Trustee for WUCT since 2012.
David Walsh is an Economics Graduate who has worked in the IT sector and Video Training before starting his current business as a Landscaper.
David represents the Church of the Holy Spirit on the Board of Trustees. Having been involved in the early creation of the gardens around WUCT, David has heart for assisting individuals in Westlake and the community more broadly. Recognising the value of education, health and employment, David focuses on the strategic objectives of WUCT and how effective policies can be implemented to develop these areas through programs such as Poverty Stoplight.
On retiring he got involved with the Tokai Methodist Church Westlake Outreach whose mission is to improve living standards, serve the community and make a difference in the lives of others. His focus is on supporting Emmanuel Educare and the secondhand shop.
Chris says that “With unemployment being our biggest challenge in the country, my involvement in launching the church-driven Paradign Shift project and bringing in Communiversity to Westlake are projects close to my heart”.
James Spocter (Jimmy) is a member of St Martins Church, Bergvliet where he is known for his servant heart to serve in community outreach programmes.
Jimmy has a wealth of experience in construction, has worked for 23 years at Simonstown Naval Dockyard, and is the ex- owner/manager of an Engineering company and a ex-lecturer at Northlink Technical College. Since retiring, Jimmy established a Skills Development Training Programme at OASIS (Linking Lives Together).
Jimmy says he was inspired by the work of the late Jamie McGregor in the Westlake Community and he intends to use his skills to assist youth and young adults with construction skills.
Ann lives in Westlake and has a background in Health Services, Education and Human Resource Management. She now works for the City of Cape Town and brings a range of skills and insights into issues affecting the local community. Her input is highly-valued link with local community.
Di is a member of St Martin’s Church and has been involved in the Home-Based Care since the beginning of WUCT. For many years Di volunteered and managed the reporting and administration of the HBC and now brings with her valuable understanding and relationships with Government & Community.