Brad’s family moved to Noordhoek in 1969. He lives on the same property where he grew up. In 2014 he was asked if he would mediate a conflict which had arisen as a result of the demise of the Noordhoek Conservancy. He has been involved with the NRPA since then. He believes the community needs people who understand it’s history. Brad is an entrepreneur who has run his own business for 29 years. Noordhoek is close to his heart and he still remembers making bonfires on the beach. Brad believes that a community is only as strong as the engagement of its people. He would like to see everyone contributing towards keeping the tranquillity of Noordhoek. He is excited about the progress the NRPA is making.
Rob has lived in Noordhoek for 15 years. He wants to be part of shaping where he lives. Rob believes that communities don’t exist simply because people in them happen to live close together. The communities form when people collaborate towards one or more common goals. Rob adds commercial, facilitation and problem solving skills to the team. Noordhoek is special to him because of its rural and casual, relaxed atmosphere. It is the doorstep access to a spectacular natural heritage. Rob believes that Noordhoek has a sense of community and its common purpose when it counts.
Born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, 1953. Grew up in East London, where I matriculated from De La Salle College in 1970. 12 months National Service 1971. BSc. (Civ. Eng.) UCT 1977. Married Karin 1977. Worked in East London, Umtata, King Williamstown, Queenstown, Zastron, Pietersburg (Polokwane), Pretoria till 1999. Director of BIGEN Africa Consulting Engineers. Intended to semi-retire to Noordhoek in 2000 and been running one-man Consulting Engineering practice since then. Specialise in Utility services, bulk services planning and design, Risk analysis. Full CV available at http://jonlijnes.co.za/
Helped set up Chapmans Peak Neighbourhood Watch and been involved with community issues, including active roles in NEAG, Noordhoek Conservancy over last 20 years and now NRPA. 2 Sons and 2 granddaughters. Hobbies and interests include Golf, supporting Karin’s Art, keeping Noordhoek rural for as long as possible, developing automated Excel workbooks and systems.
Longstanding Noordhoek resident, and mother of three, Ingrid Altmann, is an active member of the Noordhoek Community. She not only runs her Public Relations and Marketing Agency, Freebees PR and Marketing from the valley, but also a passionate horse rider, and multiple horse owner, who you will see at most Noordhoek horse shows.
Sian and her husband grew up in the valley and built their home in Noordhoek in 2016, which they now share with their baby son and a menagerie of animals. She believes in the power of community and intends to use her legal background as an instrument in her work with the NRPA. She's most excited when people fall as in love with Noordhoek as she is and hopes to assist with preserving the characteristics that make Noordhoek so very special.
Bas moved with his wife and 2 teenage kids to Noordhoek in 2017. They had been living for 10 years in Egypt before that and Noordhoek was one of the reasons for choosing to move to South Africa instead of moving back to the Netherlands where they are originally from. Being able to live in a rural setting, surrounded by mountains, wetland and beach, just 45 minutes from downtown Cape Town with all its world class offerings, is something that is truly unique. Bas is a supply chain and SME finance expert, working mainly in Central and East Africa. His motives for joining NRPA are to help the community to navigate the challenges facing it, while at the same time retaining its unique identity.
I moved to Noordhoek in 2015 with my husband and 3 children. I fell in love with the beauty, rural feeling and peacefulness of the area and its people. I got involved
In community projects and found it to be a big passion of mine. I am committed to assisting in keeping this beautiful community connected to each other and our wonderful surroundings.
Joffy bought his house in Noordhoek in 2014 while still living and working in the UK. After 18 years working with the NHS in corporate roles and his own consultancy, he moved back to his roots in Cape Town with his young family in 2018. Jonathan has a passion for community organisation as a means to empower and uplift others. Along with his involvement with the NRPA, he is the founder of an NPO caring for elders in the community, sits on the local Policing Forum Exco and the False Bay Hospital Board, and actively supports community organisations and leaders in Masiphumelele by connecting needs to potential partners. His goal is to unearth the opportunities within the community that inspire others to take action.
Stephen and his family have lived in Noordhoek since 1997 and through his two daughters is fully invested in the horse world of Noordhoek. Stephen loves the unique experience of living, and surfing, in Noordhoek and is happy to assist in keeping this place as special as it is. "There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." – Margaret J. Wheatley
Kelly has been riding and keeping horses in Noordhoek for over 30 years and is passionate about keeping the area as horse friendly and safe as possible for her kids to enjoy the love of riding in this beautiful suburb. Kelly owns and runs Flux Communications, a publicity agency that has been operating in the Valley for the past 17 years. Through her experience and contacts within key media organisations, Kelly hopes to raise awareness for the works that the Noordhoek Ratepayers Association are doing, especially with regards to the Noordhoek 2030 vision goals.