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The GTP’s new CEO brings a wealth of commercial experience – including in the hospitality and retail sectors – to bear as he vows to make the Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) a sustainable source of value for residents, businesses and investors.

Warren Hewitt is not your typical NGO leader. He doesn’t come from the world of local government or community development. Instead, he comes from the private sector, where his reputation as a commercial leader is well known. Hewitt is a Chartered Accountant (SA) who spent 7 years in the hospitality sector, 3 years in the retail sector and 9 years in senior leadership positions in the logistics industry – first as CEO of Laser Logistics and then as Strategic Business Development Executive at the Laser Group.

“I was intrigued when I saw the GTP role being advertised,” says Hewitt. “It’s not a role I had been looking for, but I loved the idea of using my commercial experience to help make the Greater Tygerberg area a more vibrant, inclusive and prosperous area.”

One of Hewitt’s biggest priorities is to turn the GTP into a sustainable, well-funded organisation that adds real value to all residents, businesses and investors in the area. “Our core values remain the same. I see the GTP as being the jam that turns two pieces of bread into one sandwich. The three words we use to describe what do are: engage, facilitate and implement. We are the information hub of this community, and we want to encourage everyone who lives, works and invests in the Tygerberg area to engage with us as we all play an active role in shaping our own future.

“The GTP will continue to work hard to build relationships so that we can facilitate and implement initiatives that will transform our area. We’re looking for innovation, new ideas and alternative approaches. The regeneration and reinvigoration of the Cape Town city centre is a great inspiration to us. I know that, if we work hard enough, we can transform Bellville and its surrounds too.”

Hewitt recently moved to Welgelegen with his family, where on weekends, you’ll find him playing
sport and getting involved in local initiatives.

Hewitt and the GTP would like to thank previous CEO Chris O’Connor for making the GTP what it is today and wish him all the best on his next endeavour.