In addition to the Sandton, Gauteng, Head Office (click here to view), the Association has Branch Committees in two places, which cater to the interests of members in their respective regions:
(Contact Alastair Hay)
Phone: (031) 304 2851
(Contact Jonathan Mitchell)
Phone: (021) 511 7222
The KwaZulu‑Natal branch of the Association has a long and proud history. It was established in the 1970’s. Its affairs have been ably managed by a branch committee who are elected annually at the branch annual general meeting.
Alastair Hay is the current branch chairman and has been in office as such since 1998. Alastair is a Fellow of the Association, an admitted attorney, notary public and is a senior partner at Cox Yeats Attorneys in Durban. He has for many years served the Durban community as a Small Claims Court Commissioner.
Alastair is ably assisted in the management of the affairs of the branch by the current committee comprising:
Alan Parsons (Fellow of the Association and qualified engineer);
Tom Bryant (Fellow of the Association and qualified quantity surveyor);
Roger Pickles (Fellow of the Association and highly experienced arbitrator);
Graham Whyte (Fellow of the Association and qualified engineer);
Clive Wilson (Fellow of the Association and qualified engineer); and
Richard Hoal (admitted attorney and partner in Cox Yeats).
The branch is active in promoting the profile of the Association and organises and presents two functions annually aimed at the construction industry.
Mr Mitchell is our regional branch chairman and he runs the Cape Town branch office of the Association of Arbitrators. Mr Mitchell is a qualified Arbitrator; Mediator and Adjudicator, with many years of experience and he is the Principal of Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation Services CC.
He is a Past President of the Master Builders and Allied Trades Association, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building in the UK, a Fellow of the SA institute of Building, a member of the Association of SA Quantity Surveyors, a Past Chairman of the Building Industry Bargaining Council for the Western Cape, and a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators. He specializes in ADR in the construction industry.
Mr Mitchell is assisted by Michelle Marais. Ms Marais holds s BSc QS from the University of Port Elizabeth. She worked at CP de Leeuw, Anglo American, Turner and Townsend, Rocon Building and Pentad. She is currently self-employed. She is a member of the Association of SA Quantity Surveyors. She specializes in commercial disputes, construction and quantity surveying matters.