Dawn Robertson

dawn robertson, judge, african responsible tourism awards

CEO: The Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

Dawn Robertson @livelifelocal started her career lecturing in Arts Education before moving into executive management positions both in national and provincial government in South Africa.  She was responsible for the design, development and implementation of the multi-million CreateSA project for the Department of Labour which saw the development of fourteen new qualifications in the creative industries. These enabled thousands of young creatives to achieve a qualification in the arts. One of her greatest challenges was the coordination of the Gauteng 2010 FIFA 2010 World Cup Technical Task Team. This included managing the legislative and operational environment whilst ensuring and facilitating the effective, efficient implementation of all inter-governmental infrastructure, marketing and legacy programmes.

After the World Cup, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Gauteng Tourism Authority, the provincial destination marketing organisation, a position she held for the next five years. She took up her current portfolio in 2016.  Besides managing the museums on the Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, her current position includes spearheading the development of the remaining land-parcels to accommodate the state institutions supporting constitutional democracy – known as the Chapter 9 Institutions (after their place in the Constitution) on the site which has been home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa since 2004.

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