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CONTRIBUTORS BIOGRAPHIES PAGE 13 dez whitehead Dez Whitehead is the Operations Director for the South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) Gauteng Region. Based in Johannesburg, he has been involved in the landscaping industry since 2003. The industry has been part of Dez’s life since birth. He was raised on a lawn farm on Gauteng’s East Rand, and with most of his family being involved in the industry in one way or another, it was inevitable that this would become a passion of his. Naturally Dez chose to pursue a career in the exciting and dynamic world of landscaping. After spending a year in the United Kingdom on a working holiday visa as a contract worker doing landscape maintenance on municipal housing estates in London, he returned home to work as a driver in his family’s landscaping business. His career kicked off when he moved on to work for one of the major corporate landscaping companies as a contract worker in their overseas operations. Upon his return to South Africa in 2005, he took up a permanent position in the company’s head office in Johannesburg as a cost estimator. As his career evolved, he became the company’s administration manager, and then took up a position in SALI in March 2016. Dez has also served on the SALI Gauteng Executive Committee for many years. With a keen interest on topics that form and shape the future of our green industry, he enjoys nothing so much as engaging with SALI members and other role players. stephanie rosenmAyer Stephanie Rosenmayer is the Executive Special Segment Lifestyle Estates at Telkom SA SOC, responsible for developing and marketing services to lifestyle estates across South Africa. Stephanie began her career as a town and regional planner, responsible for the development of more than 150 000 residential units that included numerous lifestyle estates. She later joined the IT fraternity and was responsible for managing the IT and data centre services portfolio at Telkom. While in that position she was a member of an international consultancy team that developed and launched one of the first global e-commerce platforms, and was invited to participate in the development of e-commerce standards in South Africa. She has also served as a part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria, lecturing on entrepreneurship as part of the Master’s degree in Technology. Stephanie obtained her engineering degree in Town and Regional Planning in 1991 from the University of Pretoria and her Master’s degree in Business Administration (cum laude, valedictorian) from Bond University, Australia in 2001. Stephanie has a strong interest in transdisciplinary challenges that span business development, entrepreneurship, strategy and programme implementation. Her experience over three decades in property development, IT and telecommunication services qualifies her uniquely to offer an expert view on the future of telecommunications in lifestyle estates. CONTRIBUTORS BIOGRAPHIES PAGE 13 dez whitehead Dez Whitehead is the Operations to work as a driver in his family’s landscaping Director African business. His career kicked off when he moved Landscapers Institute (SALI) Gauteng on to work for one of the major corporate Region. Based in Johannesburg, he has landscaping companies as a contract worker for the South been involved in the landscaping industry in their overseas operations. Upon his return since 2003. to South Africa in 2005, he took up a The industry has been part of Dez’s life since birth. He was raised on a lawn f \Bۈ]][&\X\[ [][و\™[Z[HZ[[Y[H[\H[ۙH^B܈[\]\[]]XH]\[\X[[][ۈ[H\[x&\XYٙXH[[\؝\\H\[X]܋\š\\Y\]Y HX[YHH\[x&\˜YZ[\][ۈX[Y\[[\B][ۈ[SH[X\ MXYHH\[ۈو\ˈ]\[H^B^\[\YۈHSH]][‚\YHH\Y\[H^][[[[ZX‚^X]]H[Z]YH܈X[HYX\˂ܛو[\[˂]HY[[\\ۈX]ܛH[Y\[[HYX\[H[]Y[B\HH]\Hو\ܙY[[\KBۈHܚ[Y^H\H\H۝Xܚ\[\[]X\[Y[]SB[[\HXZ[[[Hۈ][X\[Y[X\[\H^Y\˂\[\]\[ۙۋH]\YYB\[YH[P^Y\\[YH[X^Y\\H^X]]BX\\]H[]\]Hو]ܚXKX\[‚XX[YY[Y\[H\]\‚ۈ[\[]\\\\وHX\\&\‚][HH\ۜXH܂YܙYH[XK][[[X\][\X\›Y\[H\]\Xܛ]YXK\[YH؝Z[Y\[[Y\[YܙYB[ۈ[Y[ۘ[[[[ NNLHB\[YHY[\\Y\\HۂH[]\]Hو]ܚXH[\X\\&\‚[Y[ۘ[[\\ۜXH܈BYܙYH[\[\YZ[\][ۈ [H]YK][Y[و[ܙH[ ML \Y[X[[YXܚX[HHۙ[]\]K]\[XB[]][YY\\Y\[H\]\˂[ KH]\[YHU]\]H[\œ\ۜXH܈X[Y[HU[]B[H\X\ܝ[][K[B[]][ۈH\HY[X\و[[\][ۘ[ۜ[[HX[H]][Y[][YۙHوH\ؘ[KX[Y\B]ܛ\[\[]Y\X\]H[B][Y[وKX[Y\H[\[]YXKH\[\Y\H\ ][YB\[YH\Hۙ[\\[[\\[\B[[\][\[\][Y[ [\[]\\ ]YH[ܘ[[YB[\[Y[][ۋ\^\Y[Hݙ\YBXY\[\H][Y[ U[[X[][X][ۈ\X\]X[YY\\[\]Y[Bٙ\[^\Y]ۈH]\Hق[X[][X][ۜ[Y\[H\]\˂