He served the Hospitality & Tourism industry for over 30 years and was afforded a scholarship in 2007 to Mauritius where he spent quality time lecturing, touring and understanding the Islands Hospitality & Tourism Industry. He has travelled extensively locally and internationally and his favourite destination is Disney World – Florida (USA). Jaya Naidoo is a programme and site accreditation evaluator for The Council of Higher Education (CHE) and serves on the Institutional and Gender Forum, the Transformation and Operations Committee and the Council of DUT. He is an executive board member of FEDHASA – East Coast and serves on the Board of Trustees, South African Association for the Conference Industry, the Chefs Association and is a Quality Assessor for the Mystery Guest Programme for Hospitality, Tourism & Catering Outlets. Jaya Naidoo’s strengths are team building, training, developing, mentoring and empowering students. He is passionate about the hospitality and tourism industry and strives for quality and service excellence. His spare time is dedicated to community and outreach programmes.