Mr Michael van Rooyen (no relation to fellow Trustee, Deon van Rooyen) acts in an independent capacity and assumes operational responsibility in protecting the Investor interests in the funding of the development projects. His role as Trustee in safeguarding the interests of the Investors includes, but is not restricted to the following:
a. Ensuring that the development timelines and project funding allocations are adhered to.
b. Consistent evaluation of the development and construction progress with careful attention to correct execution.
Mr van Rooyen is a respected and well-networked leader in the construction industry with nearly 40 years’ experience both locally and internationally. He has a BSc Building Management Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed the Construction Management Programme from the University of Stellenbosch. He is a registered PCM (Professional Construction Manager) with the the SACPCMPas well as a member of the C.I.O.B
He has accumulated the knowledge and skills from being a hands-on Site Engineer to a strategic profit-driven Managing Director. In his role as Managing Director for Group Five Building for 10 years he oversaw the operation of the business unit and all projects. Under his leadership the Company successfully completed projects locally as well as in Algeria, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Prior to his role as Managing Director Mr van Rooyen also served as the Operations Director and Contracts Director for Group Five Building for a total of 12 years.
With his skills and proven experience in strategic business management, business development, work procurement, project management and construction management he is well suited to performing Trustee duties with the objectivity, professionalism and knowledge required for this environment.