Bruce Kerswill

Managing Director
Spire Property Group


Bruce is a Town and Regional Planner (Wits) and MBA (UCTs GSB) by training. He spent several years in the town planning profession, moved into housing and property development, and then into property asset management and corporate strategy. Later, he co-founded Spire Property Services and assembled Paramount Property Fund where he was an Executive Director, listing it on the JSE in 2001. He is currently Managing Director of Spire Property Group, which provides property management services to private clients.

From his involvement in some significant development projects, Bruce recognised that the lack of knowledge about green building in SA was limiting our efforts in terms of global warming and international best practice and, after meetings with the Green Building Council of Australia, agreed to champion an initiative to set up the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). Bruce is currently Executive Chairman of the GBCSA and the past Chair of the World Green Building Council's Board of Directors. He has been on the WorldGBC Board of Directors since November 2009.