A commercial analyst by training, Bebe is a lover of “great questions” and is interested in how we create real opportunities for organizations and the people who work within them to thrive in ways that meet mutual expectations while adding sustainable value. She is passionate about catalyzing connections that unlock capability within the corporate (and other) workspaces, especially on the African continent.
Former Finance Minister
Nhlanhla Nene is a former Finance Minister of the Republic of South Africa. He is currently Interim Director at Wits, Resident Consultant: Thebe Investment Corporation and Non-Executive Director: Allan Gray. He sat on the Board of Directors: 2012 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee.
Dr Judy Dlamini
Founder and Executive Chairman: Mbekani Group
Dr Judy Dlamini is the founder and executive Chairman of the Mbekani Group. She is the former Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Limited (Aspen) a JSE-listed South African pharmaceutical manufacturer with more than 60 established business operations in more than 50 countries and product distribution in more than 150 countries. Mbekani Group celebrated 20 years in business in 2016. The group has operations and investments in different sectors, including pharmaceuticals, facilities and property management, tourism, surgical instruments management, and luxury fashion retail.
President: Da Vinci Institute
Edward Kieswetter is a life-long leadership scholar and practitioner. In his leadership roles, he has worked extensively within the private sector as well as the public sector – including Government, SOE’s and Universities within South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Europe, bringing unique insights and experiences from several cultural and national contexts within Commercial and Non-Profit organisations.
Group Human Capital Head of Talent, Learning and People Development : Sasol
Shamila’s key specialist areas are human resources, coaching, strategy development, mediation, organisational development, shared services management and executive management. She is familiar with working in the public, private and non-profit sectors
Professor in HR management: University of Johannesburg
Theo holds a Doctorate in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. He is a registered psychologist (both Industrial and Research Psychology) and a registered personnel practitioner. Veldsman has extensive research and development, as well as consulting experience over the past 30 years in the fields of strategy formulation and implementation; strategic organisational change; organisational (re)design; team building; leadership/management; and strategic people/talent management; the organisational and people dimension mergers and acquisitions.
CEO: South African Board for People Practices
Marius is the CEO of the SABPP. He enjoys lecturing, research, consulting in the fields of HR/HRD/OD, mentoring, coaching and leadership development, as well as organisation culture change. Meyer is the author of 14 books on the above aspects and works in the field of measuring the ROI of training programmes to show the business impact of training. Marius’ goal is to help students and companies to optimise human potential and to ensure that they build the competence of their workforce.
COO: South African Board for People Practices
Head of Human Resources: St Stithians College
Experienced Head of Human Resources with demonstrated experience working across various industries but with a specific passion for people management and development within education. Skilled in HR Consulting, Coaching, HR Policies, Management, and Organizational Development. Strong human resources professional with Post Graduate Studies focused on Leadership Development within Independent Schools.
James McKerrell is a specialist in Human Resources and Payroll Solutions. As chairman of The South African Payroll Association, James has to strategically focus the efforts of the EXCO to enhance the profile of the Association, increase membership, and also engage with other international payroll Associations to form a“global body”.
HR & Municipal Institutional Transformation Manager: GCOGTA
He has strategic, operational, Human Resource experience gained in both Education Sector, Local Government within a period of 20 years,where he has gained solid exposure within the area of Organizational development and performance, Leadership and change, Talent Management,Labour Relations, Learning & Development ,Strategic HR and Value Creation. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Development (Unisa),Bachelor Degree in Management of Educational Institution (TUT),Management Development Programme (GIBS) and currently busy with Master of Public Management & Development (WITS).
Sakkie van Greunen
Education Training & Development Consultant
Sakkie van Greunen has 36 Years work experience in private and governments sectors. This includes management, administration, operational processes, education, training and development (ETD), certification and accreditation experience. Sakkie is a chartered HR Practitioner and Mentor with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP). He enjoys service delivery in adult education, training, development, learning facilitation and processes, remedial training, mentoring, coaching, simulation training and return on investment (ROI) business interventions, and working in project teams.
Dr Shamila Singh
HR Audit Unit, SABPP
Shamila Singh’s research, teaching, coaching, and consulting services reflect her interest in human resources, leadership, governance, inclusivity, and sustainability. Shamila has a doctorate in business leadership from School for Business Leadership (Unisa), Master in Business Leadership (Unisa) and a Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology. Shamila is a board member of the South African Nursing Council, member of the advisory committee of HR at Unisa and University of Johannesburg.
HR Audit Unit, SABPP
Annetjie Moore is a seasoned HR professional with vast experience from starting up HR departments to down-scaling and right-sizing business units. Due-diligence studies for mergers & acquisitions form part of her expertise and passion. She has also been a speaker at several conferences.
Independent HR practitioner, researcher and consultant: MDQ Associates
Penny has had a long and successful career at executive level in Human Resource Management across a spread of South African companies, in industries ranging from food and pharmaceuticals to mining and cement. She has co-authored a book, published in 2010, A Guide for Coaches, and is a regular contributor of conference presentations and journal articles on a variety of subjects.
Former CEO: Harmony Gold and President of Small Business Institute
Experienced SA mining industry Non-executive director. Business owner. 2017 President of SBI (previously AHI) Leadership trainer/coach with Tracey Swanepoel in THINKspiration. Chairman of Joburg Indaba as well as the Junior Indaba. Believe in the power of business storytelling and listening.