Meet the Directors


Shannon Moore-Barnes

Executive Director

I completed my Baccalaureus Artium (Cum Laude) in English Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy and Contemporary Culture in 2005, my Baccalaraureus Artium Honores (Cum Laude) in English in 2006 and my full research Magister Artium (Cum Laude) in English in 2010. I have also completed the certificates in sectional title scheme management (2007), home owners association management (2011) and the sectional title bridging course (2016) from Paddocks Training. I am a master practitioner in real estate and initially obtained my certificate in Estate Agency in 1999. I have been with the Bellbuoy Group since 1998, where I am now managing director and a shareholder. I specifically enjoy research on matters relating to community housing and unpacking the language used around the concept of property, especially with it’s too often emphasis on rights as opposed to responsibilities. I was the chairperson of the sectional title association in Port Elizabeth (2014 to 2018) and have assisted Professor Cornie van der Merwe in the linguistic editing of a thesis of one of his doctoral students on sectional titles. I am well read in the field of community housing.


Chantel van Heerden

Executive Director

I joined the Bellbuoy Group in 2001 as a Property Portfolio Manager.  In 2011 I was appointed as a director and in 2013 a shareholder of the company; a personal and career highlight for me.  I lived in a sectional title scheme for 7½ years and during this time I served on the board of trustees for 6 years.  I gained vast experience during my tenure and respect for the role fulfilled by trustees in the management and control of the affairs of a body corporate.  Joining The Bellbuoy Group in 2001 was a natural transition for me.  I was one of the first students to complete the certificate in Sectional Title Management (in 2006) from Paddocks training. In 2015, I completed my LLB degree through UNISA and in 2018 I was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court.  I also completed a mediation course through the London School of Mediation (LSM) in September 2015.  In 2017 I was appointed as a member of the Sectional Title Regulations Board and served on this board for the period 2017 to 2019. In 2015 I was elected as Chairperson for NAMA Eastern Cape and Border region and in 2017 I was elected chairperson of NAMA National for the period  2017 to 2021.  I am a Master Practitioner in real estate.


Garry McWilliams

Non-Executive Director

My journey at Bellbuoy started with the founding of Bellbuoy in 1996, with one employee, Greer Moore Barnes, (who started working from my father’s desk under my guidance), and one client.
Our vision for Bellbuoy was simple, we wanted to provide a client centred professional service to assist and guide owners in the management of communal housing schemes.
My passion for the property industry in Port Elizabeth has seen Bellbuoy grow, over the years, to today being the largest Managing Agent in the Eastern Cape.
Bellbuoy has stayed true to it’s original vision and has grown with it’s clients.
I’m proud to be a Director of Bellbuoy and what the Bellbuoy team has achieved.


Michael White

Non-Executive Director

As an attorney whose practice included a vibrant conveyancing division, my idea was to set up a management company that would not only assist by working with property developers prior to registration of a new community housing scheme but would also offer ongoing services to the schemes and owners. Home ownership is probably the biggest investment most people make and solid professional advice and assistance is an absolute necessity - the formation of Bellbuoy established this essential facility.

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