Hilton Barnett has 20 years’ experience working in and with organisations across 7 countries, developing effective working relationships through positive culture. Working mainly in mining and related industries, he also has experience in other sectors, including banking, government departments, educational and child welfare institutions and a range of small organisations, including non-profit work.
Hilton has a Bachelor of Social Science from UCT and an MA Psychology from Sydney University. His passion is understanding people and the creativity unleashed through connecting people in communities.
Hilton and Kate moved to White River in 2006 with their two sons and have set down firm roots in the town. Thomas and William both attended Uplands College and they are now busy with University in Cape Town and Johannesburg
Kate has been a major contributor to environmental awareness at Uplands and to the Local-lish-us local eating concept (see their Facebook page Local-Lish-Us). She has developed a successful business, Simply Slowveld, which built on the We are White River T-shirt brand.
Hilton has a vision for a proud and resilient White River community that works together; promotes its strengths and looks after the environment = We Are White River