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contributors BIOGRAPHIES jeff gilmour For the past 20 years, Jeff Gilmour has realised savings of over R3 million per annum been assisting networking bodies, national by implementing best practices. Developed and committees and stakeholder groups, implemented management systems that ensure as well as sector training authorities, sound decision-making. Designed structures of national standards bodies, government good governance that are directly aligned to the departments and employer bodies, in fiduciary responsibilities of directors of boards areas of collaboration, the generation of of directors. These results are documented in national standards and qualifications, and the published case studies. formalisation of agreements. Jeff is the President of the Association of More recently, Jeff has been integrally involved in Residential Communities, Director of the Community the residential community industry, having headed Associations Institute of South Africa and executive up very successful action committees on two large member of the Residential Community Council. residential estates in Gauteng. He is also a member of the World Congress on Community Association Management (TWCCAM) He has also served as chairman of the board and the international Foundation for Community of directors of one of the largest golf estates in Association Research. He received the Community Gauteng and pioneered best practices as executive Associations Institute Rising Star award in 2010 manager for the homeowners’ association. Through for community association leadership. his passion, commitment and competence as a community development practitioner, Jeff has; Kelly Richardson Kelly G Richardson is managing partner Legislative Action Committee and Director of its of Richardson Harman Ober PC, a real Orange County chapter. estate law firm with offices in southern California. He has advised common- A licensed real estate broker, he is a member interest communities for 27 of his 33 of the California Association of Realtors and its years in law practice. Homeownership Housing Committee and Legal He is the National President of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and is serving his third term as a CAI national trustee. He is a fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers, Affairs Forum. He is an associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has received an AV Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review rating, the highest rating available. and has served as President of its Greater Kelly has for many years authored “HOA Los Angeles chapter, Chair of CAI’s California Homefront”, a weekly column on common-interest