Masters in Urban and Rural planning
Position: Strategic Advisor: Governance and spatial planning
Strategy & Development Planning Consultant
Urban Planning and Rural Development Professional
Executive Director, Policy Analyst, Advisor
and Public Management Expert
Leadership and Facilitation/Moderator
Market Research for Development Sector
Programme Review & Reporting
Physical Planning (Town Planning Consultancy)
Lecturing, Training & Coaching
Strategic Business Management
Org. Governance/Risk Management
Mobile Phone: +27 81 265 0800
Nellie Lester has a master's degree in Urban and Rural planning from Dalhousie University (Canada) with 26 years of professional experience. She specializes in policy development and strategic planning with significant experience in government initiatives directed at spatial transformation including housing development and urban renewal programmes.
She consulted for DBSA Infrastructure Delivery Division on the City Support Programme that supported metros in the development of their Built Environment Plans and Comprehensive Infrastructure Investment Plans. She was General Manager at Housing Development Agency from 2012-2014 and initiated the Land Compensation Framework and Land Assembly Strategy to access public land and properties for Human Settlement purposes. The Priority Housing Development Areas (PHDA) Regulations gazetted in 2014 was also one of the deliverables. She previously served as Deputy Director General, at the Department of Cooperative Governance formerly Department of Provincial and Local Government (dplg) from July 2007 to February 2012.