Renske Minnaar has been at the helm of Bergzicht Training & Development as CEO since May 2013. Along with her team, she has worked tirelessly to drive the vision of our founding members and to ensure the financial sustainability of our organisation by focusing on fundraising, programme accreditation, financial control and the relevance of our organisation’s training.
Renske completed a Diploma in Hotel Management in Johannesburg in 1981, where after she built a career in the Hospitality and Services industries working in various marketing and sales positions at Fedics Food Services, Avis, Teljoy Communications and also at Vodacom. There she was involved in the company’s first cellular phone roll-out in South Africa in 1994 and later in Australia. In 1996 she entered the wine industry focusing specifically on export marketing and also brand development at Spier, a well-known wine estate in Stellenbosch.
She joined our NGO in June 2011 as a Director of our Board and served on the Board until May 2013, when she was appointed as CEO.