GTA CEO Dawn Robertson to head up Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and Dinokeng

Dawn Robertson has been appointed acting CEO of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and the Dinokeng Project.

Robertson currently heads up the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA), and has been appointed as acting CEO following the resignation of Fana Jiyane, who recently moved to Freedom Park in Pretoria. 

She has been tasked by Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Qedani Mahlangu with managing both these tourism projects. On her appointment, MEC Mahlangu said: “I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your appointment and wish you every success in this capacity.”

Robertson is a highly experienced strategic manager and has worked in various departments in both local and provincial government and has built up an impressive resume with extensive experience in the sports, arts, culture and the tourism and heritage sectors.

Says Robertson: “I am really excited about this new challenge. Working with two such iconic brands is going to be a great fun and I look forward to gaining more experience in the tourism and heritage industries.”

In 2006 Robertson was appointed head of the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation. During her time there, one of her core responsibilities was the coordination of the Gauteng 2010 technical task team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

Following the incredibly successful World Cup, Robertson was appointed CEO of the GTA. The GTA is the provincial destination-marketing organisation that is tasked with marketing the province and attracting more local and international visitors. 

Robertson, who has been acting CEO for a little over a week now, says: “I have had a very warm welcome from both the Cradle of Humankind and the Dinokeng teams and I look forward to working with both of these projects to raise the profiles of both destinations.”

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