Future Cape Town announces Advisory Board

Cape Town 28 May 2015.
Future Cape Town announces the formation of its Advisory board comprising leading minds from different disciplines to provide guidance on the future direction of the organisation.
  • Future Cape Town announces its Advisory board and their role inside the organisation
  • The Advisory Board comprises 5 individuals from the field of architecture, urban design  communication, attractions management and finance.

Future Cape Town have announced the formation of its Advisory Board, who were invited by the Board of Directors  of the organisation. The board  is comprised of individuals from diverse disciplines and experiences who are aligned with the values of Future Cape Town.

The Advisory Board members are:
Lianne Burton, an independent communications consultant and Associate of the Creative Leadership Consultancy, Luyanda Mpahlwa, architect and director of DesignSpaceAfrica, Nqaba Bucwa an Associate of Horizon Capital Advisors, Guy Briggs, head of urban design at DHK architects and Sabine Lehmann, the managing director of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company.

They will provide advice, support, mentorship and insights to the Board of Directors. Additionally they will assist the Board of Directors to lobby for resources and help build networks, directed at projects and programmes approved by the organisation’s board.

The first meeting with the Advisory board was held on 05 May 2015, and covered aspects that are related to the philosophy, values and brand of Future Cape Town.

Says Guy Briggs: “I’m very pleased to be joining Future Cape Town’s inaugural advisory board. Future Cape Town has fast become one of the most influential and exciting new voices in Cape Town – speaking out on topical urban and development issues in the city. The recent launch of Young Urbanists provides a platform for sharing fresh ideas about what kind of place Cape Town can and should be – I look forward to helping shape the organisation’s strategy over the coming year, and beyond.”

Says Rashiq Fataar, director of Future Cape Town: “Future Cape Town is in a prime moment of its development and evolution, and the Advisory Board play a key role in challenging our team and partners to think more strategically about our work. The group of individuals have already been a source of inspiration and shown outstanding leadership on a global scale in their respective fields . The growth of our platforms and networks, new initiatives like Young Urbanists, our placemaking research and some planned international collaborations make for a bright 2015 and 2016 at Future Cape Town.”


For more information contact the Press Office at Carolina Giraldo Nohra  at +27 71 118 24 38 or email carolina@futurecapetown.com

Notes to editors:

  1. Future Cape Town is a registered independent non-profit organisation working to expanded democracy around the future of cities. Read more here
    Future Cape Town is the founding movement of Our Future Cities NPO, which also houses Future Johannesburg, Future Lagos, Future London and Future Gold Coast.