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Ian Ollis

Shadow Minister of Transport

Ian Ollis was born in East London in 1970 and matriculated at the Cambridge High School. He completed his education through the Baptist Theological College, University of Zululand and his Master of Arts degree at Wits University in Johannesburg.

Having completed 4 years in seminary, Ian was ordained and served in the Christian ministry in Johannesburg for 6 years before entering the business world in the Real Estate Industry.
 
Ian has had a keen interest in education and training, working as a sessional lecturer at the Wits College of Education, and training staff of real estate companies, political formations and religious institutions among many others.
 
Politically, Ian joined the Democratic Party in 1999 and served in it’s various formations before being elected to the City Council of Johannesburg in 2005 and then re-elected as a ward councillor in 2006. He has worked in the fundraising department of the Democratic Alliance and served on the Gauteng South Regional executive. In 2009 Ian was elected a member of Parliament and currently serves as the party’s Shadow Minister for Transport, as well as serving as the political head of the Sandton Constituency.
 
Ian may be contacted on ianollis@lantic.net or 082 714 7572
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