James Vos is the newly appointed Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities in the City of Cape Town. His portfolio comprises a combination of the Tourism, Enterprise and Investment Department with those of the City's extensive Asset Management Departments which allows for important synergies and levers in driving economic growth in Cape Town.He previously served as Member of Parliament in the National Assembly as the Shadow Minister of Tourism. Prior to this, he was elected as Councillor for nearly three consecutive terms and served in various capacities such as Portfolio Chairman and Sub-Council Chairman.
During his time as public representative, James received numerous civic awards such as the Melvin Jones Fellowship and International Merit Award, and was bestowed with Aldermanship, making him amongst the youngest to receive this life title. James will work towards the objective of inclusive economic growth, by strengthening partnerships with the private sector that will provide for skills pipelines into the high growth sectors and implementing measures to achieve the ease of doing business.