Samantha Croft, the first female Director of Operations for Tsogo Sun’s KwaZulu-Natal Hotels, takes over the reins of Mike Jackson. Clinton Moodley speaks to her about her new role.
What will be your first order of business when you step into Mr Jackson's shoes? I want to make the transition for the region as seamless as possible.
How did you get into this profession? I started out as an in-service trainee straight from high school, and slowly worked my way up to where I am now.
What do you think is KZN's greatest asset and how do you hope to maximise on that? We are fortunate to have the bush, mountain and beach, all within a few hours drive. I want to make our guests aware of all the attractions in our province to get the message out there.
What is your vision going into this new role? Probably to continue what I have always done – grow people and hope I can add value to the leaders within our region.