Cheryl Phillips, Senior Manager: Economic Growth and Tourism

She has 22 years of experience in the implementation of social and economic development projects in the Public and NGO sectors and has a bachelors’ degree from the University of Cape Town. Her project management skills were further developed while involved in the implementation of enterprise development projects with the establishment of the Real Enterprise Development (RED Door) initiatives in the Western Cape Government. She later specialised in the implementation of strategic tourism projects in 2009 when she was appointed to head the Tourism Services agency,which was established as a project management unit at the official Destination Marketing Organisation of Cape Town and Western Cape, Cape Town Routes Unlimited.