About CESA

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Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is a voluntary association and represents for its members a body that promotes their joint interests and because of its standing, provides quality assurance for clients. Over 540 firms employing over 21 000 staff are members of CESA; these member firms range from large, multinational, multidisciplinary suppliers of a comprehensive range of planning, design and project delivery services, to many small- to medium-sized firms that tend to specialise in selected areas of the project delivery process.

Mission Statement:

CESA is committed to the promotion of excellence in the consulting engineering industry on behalf of its members and stakeholders. Through its members, CESA seeks to continuously improve the quality of life of people by interpreting the environment and pioneering change in partnering with all key stakeholders. In so doing, CESA strives to enhance the industry and provide a credible impact on all South Africans.

Key Focus Areas:

CESA has identified the following strategic direction for the future of the organisation:

CESA Member Firms:

CESA Structure:

President: Neresh Pather
Deputy President: Sugen Pillay
CEO: Chris Campbell

Founding documents

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President

President: Neresh Pather

At a Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) 64th Annual General Meeting held at the CESA Seminar in Johannesburg on Tuesday 7th November, Neresh Pather from Mott MacDonald Africa was inaugurated as President of the organisation for the next two years, succeeding Lynne Pretorius. Sugen Pillay, Managing Director of Zitholele Consulting was elected to serve as Deputy President of CESA for the same period.

Pather, a Statutory Director of Mott MacDonald Africa, currently heads up the Transportation Sector in their Africa Business Unit. He holds a BSc. Engineering (Civil) degree and a MSc. Engineering degree in Transportation and as such has led many transport and strategic infrastructure projects within the company.

He has more than 24 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, Pather was the “CEO of PD Naidoo & Associates Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd” for a period of 12 years. He joined the company in 1997 and held a number of positions in the capacity of Director before becoming the CEO.

“I am truly humbled by the privilege bestowed on me to lead our industry and I hope that CESA will be able to renew and reinvent itself to increase our relevance to our clients and especially to our young professionals who will ultimately take over the leadership of the industry. Our work on the Transformation of the Industry will definitely continue as we seek to broaden this in the years ahead, to ensure that CESA becomes more inclusive, relevant and able to put the industry at the forefront through "Effective Ethical Leadership", he proclaimed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management

Chris Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Campbell is the Chief Executive Officer of CESA and is responsible for:

  • Implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the organization (as prepared by the CESA Board),
  • Representing CESA at national and international levels and initiating liaison with client bodies in government and industry. Strategic partners include organizations representing the other built environment professions, contractors, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), and the Group of Africa Member Associations (GAMA).
  • Giving direction and leadership to the CESA MANCO and other CESA employees towards the achievement of the organizations philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.

 

Sue Davis
Manager: Finance and Administration

Sue is responsible for:

  • Overall financial administration and management of the accounting system including management of the budgets and reporting to FINCOM, Council and the Board.

  • Statutory requirements for CESA

  • Administration and management of resources including housekeeping, reception, maintenance etc.

  • Human Resources including Employment Equity, and OHS committees

  • Office procurement

  • CESA BBBEE

    

Wallace Mayne
Manager: Contractual Affairs

Wallace is responsible for:

  •  Providing assistance to member firms and clients relating to new and existing legislation pertaining to procurement, contract documentation and other related issues.

  • Contractual matters

  • Dealing with existing and new legislation issues affecting the industry

  • Legal matters affecting CESA

  • Risk management and insurance, disciplinary (CESA Code of Conduct) and procurement legislation issues.

  • Provides support to the Supply Chain Management, the Quality & Risk Management and the Membership/ Disciplinary Committees, Business Integrity and the National Treasury – CESA Task Team implementing the Standard for Infrastructure Procurement & Delivery Management (SIPDM)

  • Managing the CESA IT & telephone system

Pummy Mzolo
Manager: Education & Training

Pummy is responsible for:

  • Managing the CESA School of Consulting Engineering
  • Business of Consulting Engineering Development Programme
  • CETA Candidacy Programme
  • Management of Consulting Engineering Development Programme
  • Construction SETA and Services SETA liaison to assist CESA members and CESA access Discretionary Funding
  • Engineers in Practice DVD / Web learning (Life Long Learning Solutions (LLLS))
  • QMS – Assistance to member firms and MRQ for CESA ISO 9001:2008 accreditation
  • Candidate Academy
  • Secretariat to the HR Forum
    Dennis Ndaba
Manager: Strategic Communication

Dennis is responsible for:

  • Positioning CESA as Your Partner in Enabling Consulting Engineering Excellence

  • Identification of relevant issues

  • Development of media content – writing opinion pieces and responding to media articles affecting the industry

  • Increasing CESA's exposure in the media – print, online, radio and television.

  • Building and maintaining media relationships

  • E News and Inside Track

  • Social Media

Bonolo Nkgodi
Manager: Marketing & Events

Bonolo is responsible for:

  • The management of all CESA events

  • Overseeing the production of the Directory of Firms and Annual Review

  • Development of strategies to increase membership and affiliates 

  

Godfrey Ramalisa
Manager: Client Liaison

Godfrey is responsible for:

  • Client Liaison ( Infrastructure Clients - Private and Public Sector Clients & Public Entities)

  • Stakeholder Liaison

  • Providing support to the Regional committees and their Branch Chairpersons

  • Coordinating the CESA Young Professionals Forum

  • Strategic Projects: CESA Job Shadowing Initiative, YP Sustainability Imbizo and 24th FIDIC-GAMA 2017 Conference

  • Management Representative - QMS

Ann-Marie Kelly
Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Ann-Marie is responsible for:

  • Administrative and secretarial support to the CESA CEO

  • Adhoc administrative support to MANCO

  • Support to CESA's various committees

  • Coordinates CESA's travel arrangements 

Gillian Wands 
Membership Administrative Officer

Gillian is responsible for:

  • The capturing and maintenance of the Membership Committee Database

  • Preparation and processing of membership applications to ensure they meet CESA's constitutional requirements before being presented to the Committee.

  • Membership, constitutional affairs and general queries.

  • Performs duties as Secretary to the AGM, Council, the Executive Committee, other working committees of CESA and in support of the Contractual Affairs Manager

  • Committee database and annual CESA calendar

Blessings Banda – Training Coordinator
Blessings is responsible for:
  • CPD Short Courses Coordination and Administration

  • CE Coordination and Administration
     
  • CPD Validation, Coordination and Administration 
Nomsa Khumalo
Housekeeper

Nomsa is the Housekeeper for the CESA offices.

Solomon Mamaila
Facilities Officer and Driver

Solly is responsible for:

  • Preparation and maintenance of the training venues, and assisting SCE delegates

  • Deliveries and collections for CESA

  • General administrative and maintenance duties

  • OHS Officer

Athrometh Motaung
Bookkeeper

Athrometh is responsible for:

  • Invoicing for membership and events at branch and national level

  • Debtors

  • Creditors

  • Assistance with monthly financial reporting

Patience Tsotetsi
Administrator – Document sales

Patience is responsible for:

  • The ordering, managing and sales for all documents

  • Petty cash, stationery, banking, BBBEEE assistance

  • Vendor applications

Phindiwe Kalako
Housekeeper

Phindi is housekeeper for the CESA offices.