President: Lynne Pretorius

South Africa is on a dynamic trajectory that requires visionary leadership and flexibility from all stakeholders and role players to adapt to the changing and challenging environment currently prevailing. This is a view from Lynne Pretorius, a professionally registered engineer that holds a BSc Engineering (Civil) and M. Engineering (Transportation) who has worked in the Engineering industry for 22 years after graduating in 1993.

She has worked for both the Private sector and Public sector (four years in the City of Cape Town). Pretorius specialises in transportation engineering with a focus on sustainable transport modes and integration between transport and land use.

She is passionate about the growth of small businesses as well as the development of young engineers. She cautions against corruption and sees it as one of the biggest threat to service delivery and our industry.

Lynne began her career at Aurecon (then Van Wyk & Louw) in 1994 and moved to the City of Cape Town in 2000. She started a transportation engineering consultancy practice in 2004, which was incorporated into ITS Engineers in 2012. She is currently a Director of ITS Engineers.

She is married, has two children, and joined CESA Board in 2013 as a Deputy President and will be taking over the reign as CESA President after the AGM at the Infrastructure Indaba in November 2015.