Chris Neaves

Date of Birth:

28th August 1947

Place of Birth:

Johannesburg

ID Number:

470828 5024 083

Parents:

Donald Maurice Victor Neaves and Frances Mary Neaves (both deceased)

Marital status:

Married Marlene Hele: 27th March 1971

Children:

Jonathan Shaun Neaves born 1973.

Nicholas Mark Neaves born 1975.

Address:

303a York St. Ferndale, Randburg, 2194

Length of time at address:

9 years

Telephone Number:

(011) 7813666 082 495-6217

Home Language:

English (bilingual)

Educated:

King Edward School and Oxford College

Education Qualifications:

Matric 1965 - 1974 - L.R.S.M. (Licentiate in Music from the Royal Schools of Music London)

Military Service:

Army Gymnasium Officers course 1966

Citizenship:

South African

 

Career Overview

> 1965: Primary and High School

1966: Military Service - Army Gymnasium Officers Course.

1967 - 1970: Technician at Adamant Diamond Research Laboratories.

1971 - 1972: D.M.V. Neaves (Pty) Ltd.

1970 - 2001: Music teacher (private tuition).

1972: Represented South Africa in International Youth Orchestra in Lausanne, Switzerland.

1972 - 1978: Full-time teaching appointment to Hoerskool Randburg Music Centre as Head of Department.

1972 - 2000: Part-time teaching appointment to Rosebank Primary School Music Centre as Head of Department and teacher in clarinet, saxophone, flute, recorder & ensemble/band.

1974: Received Licentiate in Music from The Royal Schools of Music London.

1974 - 1978: Part-time lecturer in Music at Goudstadt Onderwys College. Established training program for student teachers.

1975 - 1977: Johannesburg School of Art, Music and Ballet as clarinet teacher.

1978 - 1979: Full-time appointment as Solo Clarinet with the Light Horse Band.

1978 - 1982: Part time instrumental teacher at St. Stithians College and Kingsmead College.

1980 - 1999: Full time appointment with SAPS Band (Pretoria) as solo clarinet.

1981 - 1989: Director of D.M.V. Neaves (Pty) Ltd (on a part-time basis).

1984: Olivetti computer operator course passed.

1988 - 2003: Formed SAPS Chamber Group.

1990 - 1993: Part-time import agency for koi fish.

1992 - present: Shogun Consultants. Consultant on all aspects of koi and water features to individuals, architects and corporations.

1997 - present: Developed and marketed Shogun fish food for national distribution through Pick & Pay and export market. Packaging design won Marketing Packet of the year award in South Africa + 2 silver medals in 1997. One of the top ten marketing packet designs in Europe in 1998.

1996 - 1998: Part-time instrumental teacher in clarinet, saxophone, flute and recorder at Brescia House. + Band

1999>: Developed two unique types of cat litter for the Mars Group.

Management Experience:

1971 - 1972: Management within the S.A. Buying and Selling Guide. Responsibilities: Supervision of and responsible for reps working for company. Balancing weekly turnover. Issue of stock. Banking weekly takings.

1972 - 1978: Head of Department at Music Centre Randburg High School. The music centre operated independently of the school. Management of the staff of 16 (part-time and full-time teachers) as well as all aspects of administration and organisation of the 360 pupils. Responsible for the marketing and promotion of the Centre.

1972 - 1999: Head of Department at Rosebank Primary School Music Centre. Music Centre of three teachers and 100 pupils. Administration and organisation of centre teachers and pupils. Responsible for the marketing and management of the centre.

1974 - 1978: Goudstadt Teachers Training College. Instrumental teacher. Implemented training course for student teachers to teach instrumental music in rural areas.

1980 - 1999: Permanent appointment - Solo Clarinet in SAPS Band. Head of section. Head of Chamber Group.

1981 - 1989: After father and mother passed away took over the running of D.M.V. Neaves (Pty) Ltd as director. This business was run on a part-time basis. Complete financial responsibility of the company. Budgeting and financial control. The administration and management of the employees. The marketing of the company.

1988 - 1999: Formed the SAPS Chamber Group. Responsible for the management and marketing of this group. Administration and musical arrangements. Protocol arrangements with state presidents office, government departments and diplomats. Function arrangements with private companies.

1990 - 1993: Part-time import agency. Visited Japan in 1990. Established line of credit with Japanese exporters for importation of koi fish and dry goods. Imported high grade and show grade koi fish for collectors and retail dealers.

1996 - 2001: Formed two cc companies to produce and market koi food and cat litter, locally and internationally. Aqua-Calm cc & Green Bay Packers. Responsible for production, distribution, accounts, marketing and development of new ideas.

Further activities within the SAPS Band:

1980 - 2001: Appointed to band management committee.

1981: Passed highest Musical Rank Exam.

1983 -1989: Responsible for equipment and instruments at band functions.

1987: Promoted to Lieutenant. Attended and passed officers course at SAPS College.

1993: Chairman of the sub-committee for the investigation and proposals regarding a School of Music within the South African Police Service.

1993: Appointed to the committee investigating the proposals regarding the Restructuring of the SAPS Bands. Other responsibilities on committee - the compilation and final draft of the proposals.

1993: Promoted to Captain.

1995: Represented Pretoria SAPS Band at Outsourcing Investigations and negotiations.

1996 - 1998: Chairman of SAPS Band Development Fund.

1997 - 2000: Sub-committee to formulate and draft SAPS Band Service Order.

Other Interests:

1988: A Founder member of the South African Koi Keepers Society.

1988 - 1989: Treasurer of South African Koi Keepers Society.

1990, 91, 92: Chairman of SAKKS.

1990, 91, 92: Chairman: SAKKS National Koi Show Committee.

1988 - 1992: Editor of KOISA - the national newsletter for five years.

1988 - 2001: Researched and written three books on koi and related subjects.

1. Koi in South Africa - Health & Diseases

2. Koi in South Africa - Nutrition.

3. Pond Filtration.

4. Koi Judges Training Manual.

1988 - 2001: Contributor to articles published in Japan, the UK, America and South African magazines.

1995: Appointed to sub-committee to train koi judges in South Africa.

1995: Founder and host of KOIndaba a national forum for the dissemination of information relating to the hobby and industry.

1972 > Continued to perform, teach various wind instruments, arrange music, organise ensembles within and without the teaching profession.

Computers. Competent with latest Microsoft Word processing programs, Microsoft spreadsheet programs for the writing and compilation of the books, diagrams and articles that have been written.

Music writing programs. (Finale)

 

 

Koi Bio

1972: Started collecting Koi.

1988: A Founder member of the South African Koi Keepers Society.

1988 - 1989: Treasurer of South African Koi Keepers Society.

1990, 91, 92: Chairman of South African Koi Keepers Society.

1990, 91, 92: Chairman: SAKKS National Koi Show Committee.

1988 - 1992: Editor of KOISA - the national newsletter for five years.

1990 - 1996: Researched and written four books on Koi and related subjects for the enthusiast.

1. Koi in South Africa - Health & Disease Manual

2. Koi in South Africa - Nutrition

3. Pond Filtration

4. Koi Judges Training Manual

1988 - 2001: Author of articles and essays on Koi and water features / ponds published

in Japan, the UK, America and South African magazines.

1990: Received sponsored trip to Japan to purchase show grade Koi and

breeding stock for South African enthusiasts.

1990 - 1993: Import agency for Koi fish. Established line of credit with Japanese

exporters for importation of Koi fish and dry goods. Imported high grade and show grade Koi fish for collectors, retail dealers and breeders.

1995: Appointed to sub-committee to train Koi judges in South Africa.

1995: Co-Founder and host of KOIndaba, a national forum for the dissemination of information relating to the hobby and industry.

1992 - 2001: Shogun Consultants. Consultant on all aspects of Koi and water features

to individuals, architects and corporations.

1996/01: Developed and marketed Shogun Koi and Shogun Tropical fish food.

1996: Contributor to the Koi Book published by Jonathan Ball - Living Jewels.

1998: Researched and wrote study manual for Training Koi Judges.

2001 Appointed by the Associated Koi Clubs of America to write training modules on filtration and nutrition for training Koi Health Advisors in the USA and Canada.

 


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