Discussions regarding the existing structure of the GCBR Board, highlighted the need to make certain adaptations to the Board. With the appointment of permanent staff, the Directors of the GCBR Board would be able to attend to their actual roll of taking decisions, giving guidance and providing oversight. Some of the previous Board members were heavily involved with projects and therefore opted to apply for contractual positions as project managers. Some, however, decided to remain as Directors. The GCBR now has project managers who really know the projects they deal with very well, and the Board has retained enough Directors to provide continuity. Additionally the decision was taken to do away with specific portfolios on the Board and to incorporate further organisational and business skills. The number of Directors has been reduced to seven as opposed to the previous 13.
The current Directors are Willem Botha (Chairman), Charles Basson, Ken Coetzee, Kobus Nel, Yvette Potgieter and Hendrik Visser. Currently the only newcomer to the Board is Yvette Potgieter who lives in Mossel Bay and was previously the Events and Sponsorship Manager for SABC Corporate Marketing. The knowledge and experience Yvette brings to the company is vital. There is one further vacancy on the Board and anyone is welcome to nominate a candidate.
As part of the restructuring of the Board a decision was taken to appoint a new Advisory Committee (AdCom). Dick Carr (former Vice Chairperson to the Board) was appointed as Coordinator of the AdCom with Chris Horsley (Consultant to the Precious Metals Industry) and Alan Wheeler (Cape Nature) as members. The Terms of Reference of the committee are currently being finalised.