CPOA Head Office

231 Main Road



Cape Town

Tel: 021 686-7830


Founded in 1953 by a group of volunteers, the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA) has over the years become “The Retirement Specialist”.

Today with over 25 properties, including several upmarket and new developments, CPOA covers the entire spectrum of services for retirees, catering to both their independent living needs and later full frail care.

CPOA aims to provide its residents with the highest standard of care in homely, secure and comfortable environments. Our Care Centres make provision for those in need of special care. Independence is encouraged by trained care professionals and the quality of care in all the CPOA homes is of the highest standard.

CPOA is a non-profit organisation overseen by the CPOA Board of Governors (BoG) and their elected Council of volunteers. The Governors are the official voting members of CPOA. The Councillors, elected from the BoG, oversee the operations on a regular basis. The BoG and the Council Members are chosen based on their dedication, skills and expertise.

It is the role and function of the BoG and Council to ensure that the organisation is managed within its constitution and to approve and support the strategic efforts of the senior management team. Our BoG meets for the CPOA AGM and as required to deliberate important issues, whilst Council meets bi-monthly to consider financial and service matters. Council meetings are followed by quarterly meetings of the CPOA management committee (MANCO). This committee is an important link in the representation of all residents at the highest level of our Corporate Governance structure. MANCO comprises of the Chairmen of our various Home Management Committees representing each of our Homes, Residences and Senior Centres and Senior Head Office Managers.

Volunteers play an important role in assisting CPOA with the work they do for the elderly and their commitment is much appreciated. Interested persons can contact CPOA head office.


Billy Rauch

CPOA Council Chairperson

List of all Council Members

Penny Plougmann; Francois During; Dr Jim Leatt; Jacobus Louw; Paul Norton; Billy Rauch; Rev. Rodney van Wyk; Herman Wesssels; Brigitte Westermann;  Dr Michael Zipp (ex officio)

Honorary Council Members

Estelle Lötter (Life President);  Edmund Hellenberg (Life Vice President)



Dr Michael Zipp

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Michael Zipp was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of CPOA beginning of 2015. He started his professional career as an auditor with KPMG before he joined the multi-national consumer goods company Henkel in Germany. After various positions in Europe and Asia, Dr Zipp was appointed Managing Director of Henkel South Africa in Johannesburg. In 2010 he joined the consulting firm ESA-Meridian in Cape Town as a Managing Partner, where he was also involved in projects related to the retirement industry.


Anita Balchin

Human Resources Manager

Anita Balchin is the HR Manager and is responsible for a variety of Human Resources Management functions such as the implementation of labour related legislation, recruiting, employment agreements and labour relations.

She was appointed in 1987 and has twenty years of HR experience.


Michael Wood

Chief Operations Officer

Michael Wood is the Chief Operations Manager of CPOA. His duties include overseeing the operational activities of all the CPOA facilities and retirement complexes in Cape Town.

With a background in the Service and Outsourcing sectors, he has been in the Retirement industry for the past 12 years, joining CPOA in 2016.


Ingrid Jacobs

Head of Sales & Social Work

Ingrid Jacobs joined the CPOA in 1999 as a Social Worker. She has 33 years of Social Work experience.

The Social work department is in charge of the assessments of both existing and new residents at the different CPOA properties.


Xolani Phukwana

Chief Financial Officer

Xolani Phukwana is the Chief Financial Officer for the CPOA and is responsible for the management of project funding and investments. His focus is to advise and assist the CEO and Council in terms of projected income, expenses and cash flows.

He has been with CPOA for more than 10 years.


Sr Louise Nix

Nursing Service Manager

After completing her training at Groote Schuur Hospital, and qualifying as Registered Nurse in 1985, Sr Nix focused on pediatric orthopedics. Thereafter, she branched into a more administrative role in the private hospital sector. In 2015, she realized her passion for the care of the elderly as well as palliative care. Sr Nix joined CPOA in 2017 as a Chief Professional Nurse and was appointed Nursing Service Manager in 2019


Sandi Gelderbloem

P.A to the Chief Executive Officer

Sandi Gelderbloem is employed as PA to the CEO of CPOA and she runs the front office. In addition she also performs the role of secretary to Council.


Contact Details

Physical Address

CPOA Head Office
231 Main Road,
Newlands, Cape Town
7700, South Africa

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