Dube TradePort appoints Hamish Erskine as CEO
Sept 21, 2016: Hamish Erskine has taken over as the new chief executive officer of The Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC).
The Board of DTPC, Chairperson, Dr. Zanele Bridgette Gasa, gathered the DTPC staff to introduce their new CEO. The atmosphere of anticipation was broken by jubilance at the announcement of the organisation’s acting CEO being appointed as their new CEO.
Following the support by the Provincial Cabinet, the announcement of the appointment by the DTPC Board came today after Hamish Erskine has been leading the organisation’s operations in an acting role since February 2015.
“A number of crucial processes had to take place in the appointment of our new CEO,” remarked Dr. Gasa in her address to DTPC employees. “After receiving 143 applications, the Board embarked on a meticulous recruitment process which resulted in Hamish Erskine being selected as the most suitable candidate to lead Dube TradePort Corporation.”
“We are grateful to Hamish for his tried and tested leadership over the last 19 months. Although it appears to have be an extended length of time that the organisation has been led by an acting CEO, there has been no negative impact on the performance of DTPC. In fact, the organization has excelled over the last 19 months and continued to deliver on its mandate.In his new role as the CEO of Dube TradePort Corporation, Hamish Erskine will be responsible for leading the organisation as it grows its investment assets throughout its development zones under the umbrella of both the Special Economic Zones and commercial business zones. Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone is expected to drive the development of new industrial and manufacturing investment as well as agro-industry and processing in DubeAgriZone. This will also expand to include a new Automotive Supply Park in the south of Durban.