John Matthews
John Matthews

President: Master Builders South Africa

John was born in Kensington, on the Cape Flats in 1964 and obtains his matric at Wittebome High School, Wynberg. He graduates from UCT with a B.Com degree in 1985 and embarks on an accounting career at Pinelands Development Company, the sister company to Garden Cities. In 1990 he joins Garden Cities and rises through the organization to the position of CEO in 2002. Currently he holds the position of Group CEO within the Garden Cities group of companies.

Academically, he completed an MBA at UCT in 1997, specializing in Strategic Management. His areas of interest include the provision of housing and other social services to uplift the people of South Africa in a sustainable manner.Other positions held by him are: President of the Master Builders Association-Western Cape, CEO of the Archway Foundation, Member of the Building Industry Bargaining Council; member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the University of the Western Cape.