Mike Purdham is currently a project manager at the Cape Town Partnership, managing projects relating to the Central City Development Strategy and Creative Cape Town.

He is vastly experienced at producing and managing large-scale projects, with a particular focus on the promotion of the creative industries. Mike believes that, as key drivers in modern economies, these industries are vital to unlocking South Africa’s economic potential.

Over the past decade, he project managed the country’s largest contemporary art competition before joining Interactive Africa, where he ran the Design Indaba Expo. Mike has also managed groundbreaking projects such as the Design Indaba 10 x 10 Housing project.