Non Exec Director
Mike Yates has been a resident of Tshwane for 65 years. He matriculated from the Pretoria High School for Boys where after he joined the Department of Community Development while studying town and regional planning at the University of Pretoria. After qualifying, he joined the Pretoria City Council where he later became the head of the City Planning and Development Department.
During this time he also completed a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture as well as management courses at the Postgraduate School of Business at the University of Pretoria. He has recently completed a short course in Leading through Complexity through the Regent University in the United States.
He spent his last years at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality as the acting Strategic Executive Officer of the Department of Environmental Management, Housing and Planning and being a member of the Strategic Projects Unit of the Department of City Planning and Development. He was also involved in business process management projects while in the Office of the City Manager before retiring in 2011. He was also the recipient of an Excellence Award for Innovation (business processes) and a Special Mayoral Award for contribution to the city.