Garreth Bloor is President of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business in Toronto and a South African founder of a venture capital firm. Previously he was elected to the Cape Town City Council in 2011 and subsequently appointed to the Mayoral Committee in February 2013.

He served as Mayoral executive heading Tourism, Events and Economic Development until the end of his term, having previously served as Mayoral head of Economic, Environment and Spatial Planning. Bloor studied at the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Cape Town. He served as Vice President the Student Representative Council in 2008 and currently is a member of the University’s board.