Peter Ucko

Executive Resume of Peter Ucko

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South African Freelancers Association

  • Served 4 terms in Mayoral Office 1980, 1981, 1986, 1990
  • Chairmanship and Social activities
  • Served 24 years as a local government councillor
  • Alderman status awarded 1991
  • Special interest in Health, Clinics, Public Safety & Security
  • Court appointed Peace Officer – 1998
  • International Conference on Safety and Security Management Team – 1998
  • Executive Committee: Lethabong Metropolitan Local Council for 5 years
  • Management and Communication skills
  • Member of the International Police Association (IPA)
  • Fellow Institute of Traffic, Licencing & Metro Police Officers of Southern Africa
  • Subject Expert: Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Academy: Tobacco Control, Legislation and Enforcement, Training and Implementation
  • Apply and seek compliance with the law and rules
  • Computer Literate & competent
  • Broadcaster, Commentator, Actor and Presenter
  • Member: South African Guild of Actors (SAGA)
  • Member: South African Freelancers Association (SAFREA)
  • Extensive Experience in dealing with communities, people, and government                           
  • Understand budgeting and budgets. Lethabong budget R 370 million – 1999
  • Served on and Chaired committees including Public Safety  and Health
  • Health and Welfare, Community Services and Technical Services
  • Managed Budget African Summit Sustainable Development for the W H O, hosted by the South African Minister of Health – 2003

  • Worked with many NGO’s including inter alia the Centre for Study on Crime & Violence, Institute for Security Studies, National Council Against Smoking, CANSA, Soul City, Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa
  • Worked with numerous Ratepayers’ & Residents’ Associations
  • Worked extensively with Community Development Forums and Local Development Forums
  • Gauteng Association of Local Authorities Health & Welfare Working Group
  • B B International Lodge President and Provincial President between 1970 & 1985. Awarded Honourary Life Membership – 1988
  • Gauteng Premier appointment Greater East Rand Metro establishment committee
  • Edenvale Community Chest: Involved with and chaired several charity organisations & committees
  • Community Police Forum
  • Liaised with South African Police Services for the Municipal Council
  • South African Police Services Reservist
  • Read for Tape Aids for the Blind
  • Founder member: Turner Syndrome Contact Group of  South Africa
  • Pro-Health Activist
  • Addressed various parliamentary Committees on Health and Legislative matters
  • World Health Organisation: Seconded to WHO for the World Summit on Sustainable Development – 2003
  • Gauteng Substance Abuse Forum: Committee Member – 2002 to 2013

  • National Diploma: Industrial Administration (Production Engineering) Studied through Cleaver Hume College, Wits Technicon: Ended 1970
  • Behavioral Skills program: Wilson Learning – 1985
  • Labour & Industrial Relations and Negotiation & Management skills: Department of Labour – 1989
  • Johannesburg Metropolitan City Police: Certificate for Criminal Law, Road Traffic Law, Justice – 1998
  • Graduated: Provincial & Local Government Law – UNISA 1998
  • Graduated: Certificate Program in Law – UNISA 1999
  • Wits University Language School. TESOL:  Teaching English – 2013
  • INTESOL Worldwide: Certificate in TESOL QCF Level 5 – 2013
  • University of the Witwatersrand Language School – Teaching Business English – Gade A1 and A2 – 2013
  • Guest Lecturer: Wits University Medical School, Wits School of Law, Wits Department of Psychology, Pretoria University School of Public Health, Monash University, and University of Cape Town. Lectured inter alia to nurses, medical students, physiotherapists, law students, and post-graduate PhD students.
  • Several courses in Finance, Management, planning, sales and self-development

Copies of certificates and other documents are available on request.

2015 to date

TAG Tobacco Alcohol and Gambling Advisory, Advocacy and Action Group

2013 to date

Executive Committee: Chairman Marketing and Communications
Policy Recommendations to the Minister of Social Development and Government
Central Drug Authority

2001 to date

Member of  Framework Convention Alliance
An International Tobacco Control organisation working with the World Health Organisation and the International Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

1980 to date

Owner and CEO at Juxtaposition Services
Freelance Editor & Writer. Specialist Designer of Forms and Documents

1965 to date
Managing Member
Chatterbox Radio and TV
Broadcasting, Commentating, Presenting, Acting

1980 to date

Managing Member of Peter Ucko & Associates
Insurance, Tax, Finance

2013 to Date

Member of SAFREA
South African Freelancers’ Association

1964 – 1971

Factory Manager at E E Hochveld (Pty) Ltd and Highveld Plastics (Pty) Ltd
Manufacturing & Packaging Company

1972 – 1979

General Manager at Roadmarking (Pty) Ltd and Streetmarking & Maintenance (Pty) Ltd
Contracting, Sales, Electronic Equipment

1975 – 1978

Partner at Truvelo Electronics (Pty) Ltd and Truvelo Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
Manufacture, Marketing & Importing electronic speed measuring machines, electronic components and electronic equipment. Expert Court witness for the equipment.

1978 – 1979

Managing Director, contracting, manufacturing, sales
Roadmarking (Pty) Ltd and Telroc Road Signs Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
(Part of the listed Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Group)

1979 – 1985

Partner at Interact
Management, Manufacturing and Production Consulting

1981 to 1986
Freelance Broadcaster and Sports commentator
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Commentating, Studio host, Interviewing, News Bulletins

1997 – 2011

Director of Ekurhuleni Development Company
Community Housing & Property

2001 – 2013

Director of the National Council Against Smoking
Tobacco Control, Smoking Cessation, Legislation, Health Education, Training, Financial Management.

  • Provincial gymnastics – 1962
  • Bisley Marksman – 1963
  • Private Pilots licence:  Fixed-wing – 1967
  • Lions Club Award for Community Service – 1982
  • Several Community awards and achievements
  • FOYSA:  Four Outstanding Young South Africans. 1 of 10 Finalists – 1984
  • One of only 20 International young leaders invited for training by Israeli Government – 1985
  • Elevated to Alderman of Lethabong Metropolitan Local Council – 1991
  • SCUBA diving:  Open Water – 1999
  • Lethabong Metropolitan Local Council:  Recognition award – 2000
  • Blood & Platelet Donor: Over 300 units
  • Play Golf (not well and only when time permits)
  • Ride motorbike

Copies of certificates and other documents are available on request.