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Jonathan Tillett

Q: How long have you lived in Camps Bay?

A: I’ve lived in Camps Bay since 2000, when I moved here from the UK.

Q: Before the CID Steering Committee, how have you been involved in local community affairs?

A: I’ve been involved with Camps Bay Watch (CBW) on and off since 2008, including subsector head for Rontree 2, and joint Chair. I initiated and managed a community guard patrol scheme in Rontree 2 from 2016 until 2021, and a monitored camera scheme from 2021 until the present. 

Beyond Camps Bay, I’m involved with NPOs that stand up for the poor and marginalised, including a rural clinic and orphanage in Zimbabwe.

Q: What is your career and professional background?

A: After graduating with a degree in physics from Oxford University, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) with one of the top accountancy firms, and worked for them in London, Harare and Cape Town before pursuing other varied interests.

Q: Anything else that we should know about you?

A: I’m married to Anne-Sophie, a medical doctor, and we have a son who attends Camps Bay Primary. We’re passionate about adventure travel, including bike touring and bush camping, and are both qualified FGASA field guides.

I love hiking and trail running, especially exploring the more remote routes on Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles. It was these mountains that drew me to Camps Bay from the UK 23 years ago, and after travelling in over 60 countries, Camps Bay remains my favourite place in the world.

I’m involved with the CID because I believe it’s the only long-term solution that will protect and elevate Camps Bay, and ensure it will always be a place residents can be proud of.