Chief Executive Officer – Acting: Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA)
Thembi has over 18 years executive management experience in the Tourism Sector. Prior to her current position at RETOSA, she was responsible for Tourism Services at Cape Town Tourism. RETOSA is responsible for tourism destination marketing across 14 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.
Before that, Thembi was the CEO and Chief Quality Assurance Officer for the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and a member of Exco at South African Tourism (SAT).
Thembi previously worked for Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in various management positions. She currently serves on the Boards of Stenden South Africa, Gilt-Edge Khula, iCandi-CQ as well as Brand South Africa. Her previous non-executive board appointments include Tourvest, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.