Recognising the role that key individuals play in the smooth running of Kouga Wind Farm has resulted in three recent promotions and a new addition to the management team.
Former community liaison officer Trevor Arosi is now economic development manager, while having her fingers on the pulse of the finances has earned Shereen Sobotker the position of financial manager.
Former chief financial officer, Wendy Parsons, who has been steering the ship as interim CEO, has also been confirmed as the new head of the wind farm. Ayrton Pieterse is a new addition to the team in his capacity as chief operating officer.
While Arosi’s new responsibilities remain much the same in terms of managing the socio-economic development (SED) programme, there will now be more localised decision-making, direct management of service providers and operational teams within the programme.
Community liaison and stakeholder engagement and management remain key focal areas of Arosi’s job. Of his new position, Arosi says:
“I feel excited about the confidence shown in my abilities by the organisation and am eager and energised to continue serving the communities and be part of the bigger team seek to contribute to social upliftment of local communities.”
Previously serving as accountant, Sobotker’s new responsibilities include managing the full accounting and financial reporting process, managing annual financial audits and handling quarterly reporting to the Department of Energy.
“I’m excited about the new season that lies ahead. I’m honoured to be part of the Kouga Wind Farm team and grateful for the growth opportunity,” she says.
“One of the biggest challenges will be to manage the role in a changing business and industry environment. Stakeholder awareness and understanding the roles they play in the organisation will help to manage this challenge. It also requires flexibility and adaptability to change.“