The Retirement of John Critien Executive Director of Properties and Services of UCT.


John Critien, Executive Director of Properties and Services of UCT


Anthony Davies (GSCID CEO) writes: “John played a major role in the establishment of the GSCID. I first met him at a dinner in 2006 hosted by Professor Martin Hall, then a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UCT and Alderman Owen Kinahan, a member of the UCT Council. At that time I was the Executive Manager of the Claremont CID. The main topic of conversation was the possible formation, championed by UCT, of a City Improvement District.

On July 1, 2010 the Groote Schuur CID was formed with staff patrolling the streets in vehicles and on foot around the neighbourhoods of the University. Crime has been considerably reduced and the results of the street-cleaning operations are there for all to see. In no small measure this successful initiative is a legacy of John Critien, whose contribution we hold in great regard.

John is a humble man of tremendous integrity and ability who will be greatly missed by all at the Groote Schuur CID. We wish him the Lord’s richest blessings in the years that lie ahead.”

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