|Cape Town Chapter||Ronald Nothnagel (Chairman)
|Durban Chapter||Ben Potgieter (Chairman)
|East London Chapter||Johan Burger (Chairman)
Peter John Bosman (Vice chairman)
Theo Leslie Karshagen
|Gauteng Chapter||Gwen Kreel (Chairman)
|Port Elizabeth Chapter||Theo Alberts (Chairman)
Ronald Nothnagel (Chairman)
Ronald started his career in technical services and worked in both mechanical and electrical fields. He has been involved in the Facilities industry since inception of facilities management as known service group in SA and has over 25 years of experience in the Industry.
He has been an active member of SAFMA (South African Facilities Association) since early days and has served in various functions through the years. He is currently is the Chairman of the SAFMA Western Cape Region Chapter.
Through the years he has not only been involved in operations across all disciplines in Facilities Management, but also worked across sectors such as Retail, Corporate, Education, Industrial, IT, Telecoms and Finance. His work experience incorporates FM for large multinational clients as well as global and local clients. In recent years he has been focused not only on operations and general business management, but also business development management across Africa and global clients.
Ronald is a proud advocate for the professionalisation of the Facilities Management Industry as well as the collaboration between Associations supporting and endorsing the Industry.
Johan Burger (Chairman)
Since graduating with a BSc. Degree in Building Science obtained from Wits University, I moved into the General Building Construction and Civil Engineering arena, gaining invaluable experience on major construction projects throughout the country with a major Construction and Civil Engineering Company, involving major refurbishments, new shopping centre construction and commercial office blocks. I then moved across into the Project Management / Construction Management arena gaining invaluable exposure on major tenant installations, tenant relocations, project management of major new regional shopping centres around the country, exposure on major tilt up construction and prefabricated components. My next step was to swing across into Property Development on major commercial offices , specialized data centres and computer centres , major tenant relocations and fit outs for major blue chip companies , having worked with Anglo America which incorporated Drake and Scull as well . This was my follow up exposure to facilities management, after handling major tenant installations and relocations. At this stage, I was also exposed to the facilities management of major data centres and soft services, business services as well as hard services as well. The natural progression from there was to gain some experience and exposure on the Property Management side, having been responsible for the Gauteng Region for a major telecommunications company at one stage, which was taken over by TFMC. My next move was to be in getting in at ground floor level on a major infrastructure and superstructure high tech development where we got to run a Maximo facilities Management software system, focusing on infrastructure asset management of all major plant and equipment as well. I have over the past 10 years been responsible at a senior management level for looking after the complete facilities management, operating major control rooms and building management systems as well as telemetry including SCADA systems and several other integrated software systems, drawing up of strategic plans, developing business continuity plans , developing operational plans and reporting systems as well as detailed processes to ensure the management of people , processes, places ( vast spread of commercial , and other building , such as data centres ), and technology, using insourced as well as several outsourced service providers. In 2014 I obtained my accreditation as an AFP ( Accredited Facilities Professional ) with SAFMA and am an active member of SAFMA heading up the East London chapter . I am also involved with and chair other committees involved in the built environment as well as with business affiliated to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI ).
Gwen Kreel (Chairman)
NDIP Interior Design
AFP (SAFMA Accredited Facilities Management Professional)
Gwen is an accredited facilities management professional from SAFMA, who has been in the FM industry for almost 15 years. Having always being in the property environment, from studying architecture in the early 1990’s, and then studying and completing Interior Design. However, soon side tracked into the diverse field of facilities management and never looking back.
Her working history, includes an introductory spell at BEADS Computers (2000) in facilities planning, space planning and intensive research in the newly introduced profession of facilities management. She was then headhunted to implement Archibus (FM solution) at Nedbank. Later opening her own business she consulted nationally and internationally on FM solutions and Facilities management processes.
Gwen started working at the SA Reserve Bank in 2005 managing the interiors of the 8 bank owned buildings as well as playing an integral part in the development of FM best practice in the Bank (FM solutions). She left in 2013 to re-open her business PANFM where she is currently working on a variety of projects.
Theo Alberts (Chairman)
I am currently the Regional Technical manager for all coastal regions at Broll FM including Botswana and the Freestate,Lesotho. I am dedicated ,passionate and driven in the work place , I started my career as an apprentice electrician and qualified in the trade, I have specialised in the industrial and commercial market during my time in the trade and successfully managed the industrial and commercial division one of the largest electrical and emergency power firms in the Eastern Cape, before following my passion for FM at WSP, later to be Broll FM where my abilities and skills have grown from strength to strength through the platforms the business provides for staff,
I was a committee member of the East London chapter of Safma for 2 years and we enjoyed much success as a chapter, and I will carry that knowledge and experience across to the PE Chapter to ensure we build a successful chapter which we established in the first week of February 2016. A chapter that boasts committee members with enormous back ground and skills in the FM business and industry.