2015 Judges

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Paula Bester

From running her own business to working in the fields of IT construction and the motor industry, Paula`s career path led herto the tourism industry in 2001, where her role at TEP includes financial advice and support to clients and colleagues, enabling them to make sound business decisions, as well as the development of financial strategy and corporate planning. She developed and manages a number of systems, including the organization`s HR systems, and is responsible for overseeing all logistical aspects regarding the administrative and office functions. Paula obviously also ensures that financial practices are in line with all statutory legislation and regulations. Her duties are paramount for TEP`s financial success, as clear budgetary planning is essential for future planning, both short and long term. She worked as company secretary for the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA). She joined the Tourism Enterprise Partnership as Financial Manager and Company Secretary in 2008.