Wiaan van der Linde accepting his election as president at the WRSA Annual General Meeting, shortly after Dr Peter Oberem (past president) announced the outcome of the election
Letter from WRSA President Wiaan Van Der Linde – 7 April 2016
I want to thank you all for the trust placed in me, to elect me as the WRSA President for the next two years. I attach my very first President’s message for our next WRSA magazine hereto, where I specifically refer to the responsibilities that come with taking up the position as president.
I have given serious consideration to the appointment of the WRSA Board of Directors since my election.
Before announcing the new Board, I would like to personally thank and express a word of appreciation to all the Board members of the past two years. It takes extreme commitment to serve as a Board member. An extra special thank you to those who have not made themselves available again or who have not been appointed for the new term!
It is my privilege to announce the Board and the portfolios for which they will be primarily responsible. It is important to mention that the Directors’ responsibilities and mandates will not be restricted to these specific portfolios.
President: Wiaan van der Linde
Deputy President: Dr Peter Oberem
Finances & Auctions: Wicus Pretorius
Marketing: Stephan Naude
Industry Development: Norman Adami
Membership and member liaison: Ellalien Davey
Hunting & wildlife industry liaison and environmental regulatory issues: Dale Cunningham
Transformation and Land Reform:
Advisory committees & WRSA Codes: Angus Sholton-Douglas
Research: Prof. Roan Louw
I also compiled a panel of advisors who will support the Board, President’s Council and CEO on an ad-hoc basis in an advisory capacity. The intention is that the advisors will also meet with the Board twice per annum:
I look forward to work alongside the Directors, President’s Council, CEO, office staff and every member over the next two years.
I kindly request you to read my attached message.