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Stephan Le Roux
Stephan Le Roux

The SACSC announces new president

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Issued by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC). - Jun 29th 2018, 13:11

Property sector stalwart Stephan Le Roux has been appointed as the new South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) president. 

Le Roux has more than three decades of experience in the various aspects of the property and retail industry. After studying and achieving degrees in accountancy and architecture, the property industry was a natural calling as it combined the built environment with finance.

No stranger to the SACSC, Le Roux was nominated to serve on the SACSC Board of Directors from 2016. He occupied the position of the SACSC Audit and Risk Committee Chairman between 2016 and 2017 and last year, he was the SACSC Vice President. Le Roux takes over the reins from Broll Property Group Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Horne, who was the 2017 SACSC president. Malcolm said he was glad to hand over the reins to Stephan as there was no better individual to do so. “Le Roux is truly a seasoned professional and I know his wealth of knowledge and industry know-how will benefit the SACSC. The organisation is in excellent hands and I wish him everything of the best with this new chapter in his successful career,” he said.

Le Roux said he was honoured to be a part of the SACSC and the opportunity to serve as president. "I am looking forward to leading a board on which so many industry leaders are represented. As the national economy continues to struggle, we see the impact on the businesses of our members. During these difficult times, the SACSC must fulfill an important role in aligning all of our members’ interests, ensuring better relationships and collaboration in order for South African retail and the shopping centre industry to remain relevant and successful," he added.

Following his appointment, Amanda Stops, CEO of the SACSC, said: “Stephan has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the retail sector. Stephan is a widely respected industry player and we at the SACSC are honoured and we feel very privileged to welcome him as our new president. On behalf of our board, various committees, staff and members I wish him well and I know he will further assist to nurture and achieve the SACSC mandate”.

SACSC is the official umbrella body of all involved shopping centres, including: owners, developers, managing agents, brokers, professionals, retailers, marketers, service providers, financiers and researchers. It was officially launched in 1991 to advance the retail and retail property sectors of South Africa.

SACSC promotes the interests of the sector both in South Africa and internationally while addressing issues and meeting challenges within the industry. It engages with associated sectors and other stakeholders on behalf of its members and highlights the role of shopping centres as a major resource for all communities in South Africa.

 

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