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Dr. William Rowland new Chairman of CBM South Africa

04-12-2014
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Dr. William Rowland

Dr. William Rowland has been elected as the new Chairman for CBM South Africa. William is taking over the reins from Mr Ben Pizer who was instrumental in expanding the international CBM family into South Africa.

CBM South Africa board has elected Dr. William Rowland as its new Chairman at its board meeting in 11/2014 in Cape Town. William is taking over the reins from Mr Ben Pizer who was instrumental in expanding the international CBM family into South Africa. William comes with a vast know-how and experience in disability and leadership. William served as long-time National Executive Director of the SA National Council for the Blind, chairperson of Disabled People South Africa, President of the World Blind Union, and chairperson of the International Disability Alliance.  He has also contributed on the Board of the SABC and the Council for the University of South Africa.  William continues to serve as Council member of the University of Johannesburg.

CBM President Dave McComiskey stated on behalf of the International Federation that the CBM family feels delighted and privileged to welcome a personality of William’s caliber into this important leadership role. Dave wished him and CBM South Africa a blessed future and good success to the benefit of adults and children with disability in South Africa.



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