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13 March 2018: Pre-Conference Workshops
14-15 March 2018: Two-day Conference
CSIR International Convention Centre | Pretoria
As the longest running and most respected industry event for HR on the continent, the HR Directors Conference attracts 200+ attendees and hosts 40+ expert speakers each year. This two-day conference offers you an opportunity to engage with leading HR experts as they discuss and analyse strategies that will enable you to launch or advance your organisation’s HR capabilities.
The 2018 event is themed: "Providing direction and hope in turbulent times" and will focus on today’s diverse and complex business environment and the challenges business leaders face. You will receive practical insights to shape the future direction of work, the workforce and the workplace – thereby creating an agile vision for the future of business.
In addition, the conference will also host an expo that will give you the opportunity to connect and network with exhibitors demonstrating the latest in HR services and solutions. Make sure not to miss it... You just might find the exact solution you’ve been looking for!
With almost a decade of experience hosting the industry's most talked about conference, you can't afford to miss it.
For more information about the Conference, please contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba
or +27 11 706 6009.
DR JONI MUSABAYANA, DIRECTOR, ILO PRETORIA
Dr. Joni Musabayana has a Doctorate in Business Leadership from UNISA School of Business leadership, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a BSc Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Zimbabwe. He also has a Diploma in Training Management, Diploma in Computer Programming as well as numerous Certificates in Management, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship training.
He has worked for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Higher Education 1989 – 1990, the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe 1990 - 1992 and then for the International Labour Organization from 1992 to date.
Currently, he is the Director of the ILO Decent Work Team for Eastern and Southern Africa based in Pretoria covering 18 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa technically and five countries politically and administratively.
His global work assignments have taken him to South East Asia, China, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe and Central America.
PROFESSOR STELLA M. NKOMO, STRATEGIC PROFESSOR: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
Professor Stella M. Nkomo is a Strategic Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria. Her internationally recognized research on race, gender, leadership and human resource management has been published in numerous journals and edited volumes. She is the recipient of the International Leadership Association 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Nkomo is the co-author of Courageous Conversations: A Collection of interviews and reflections on responsible leadership by South African captains of industry.
PROFESSOR DERICK DE JONGH, FOUNDING DIRECTOR, THE ALBERT LUTHULI CENTRE FOR RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP (ALCRL), UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
Professor Derick de Jongh is the Founding Director of The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) at the University of Pretoria. He holds a B Com, B Com (Hons) and an M Com (all cum laude) as well as a Doctorate in Commerce (Corporate Social Performance). He founded the Centre for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2001. His expansive academic career includes numerous presentations at international symposia on the topic of responsible leadership, corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship and corporate responsibility.
Under his leadership a PhD programme in Leadership, a Masters degree in Responsible Leadership, a Masters degree in Development Practice and Leadership and a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting was developed.
He is a Visiting Professor at institutions such as the Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University, Canada and at the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University, Australia where he serves as Adjunct Professor.
Derick regularly participates in local radio talk shows on issues related to leadership and complex social problems.
NANDA SCOTT, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: HR, KWESE
Nanda is the Executive Vice President for HR in Econet Media whose consumer brand is Kwese. She leads a team of senior HR enablers responsible for acquiring, developing, mobilizing and rewarding the company's workforce across the continent. This means that she ensures that the Company yields returns on their biggest investment, their people.
Nanda is an accomplished, strategic, results and relationship-driven, proactive and highly-commercial senior HR Executive, with a preference for start-up businesses. Prior to joining the Econet Group 5 years ago, Nanda was based in London for 12 years and has held several senior HR positions in global firms spanning various industries such as Telecommunications, Publishing, IT, Legal, Construction and Property management. She has worked in many countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Nanda holds a Master’s degree in HR and Development specialising in both culture & change Management as well as diversity & equality from the University of Westminster in London. She is also a fluent French Speaker.
SITHEMBILE BHENGU, GROUP EXECUTIVE: HUMAN CAPITAL, CSIR
Sithembile Bhengu is a Group Executive at CSIR responsible for Human Capital. Sithembile’s career spans over 17 years with a wealth of experience in strategic Human Capital leadership, training, leadership development, talent management and transformation from high-tech and knowledge intensive organisations. She has worked in industries such as aeronautics, chemicals and gas, financial services, management consulting and pharmaceuticals.
Sithembile holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, both from the University of South Africa (UNISA), as well as a Leadership Development Programme qualification from Development Dimensions International (DDI). She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Business Leadership through the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership.
ANDRE VERMEULEN, DIRECTOR: HUMAN CAPITAL TECHNOLOGY, DELOITTE
Andre is currently an Associate Director at Deloitte. He is the Human Capital technology lead that focusses on providing Human Capital related technologies to his clients across the globe. With his strong development and cloud background he is living out his passion for people by delivering world class solutions to top tier clients within the Human Capital space. Andre also leads the Human Capital Technology practice for Deloitte South Africa. He also has a seat on the University of Pretoria’s Advisory Board for Informatics and Computer Science.
MARIENUS TROUW, SOLUTION ARCHITECT, DELOITTE
Marienus is an experienced Solution Architect in the Deloitte Human Capital Technology team. With a Masters in Organisational Leadership and a degree in Information Technology he is involved with cross domain, cross functional, and cross-industry solutions. Marienus possesses a great passion and strong appreciation for market trends and a hunger to tackle problems through independent action, seek out new responsibilities, act on opportunities, generate new ideas, and practice self-development.
MARTIN SUTHERLAND, GLOBAL DIRECTOR, PEOPLETREE TALENT ANALYTICS INTERNATIONAL
Martin is the Global Director of PeopleTree Talent Analytics International, a software and consulting firm focused on talent analytics. He is a founder member of the company, launched in 1998, and has been responsible for its global expansion. Clients are spread across 47 countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the US, Central and South America and India.
Martin has always had a fascination with people and technology, and has used technology and research to understand what makes people successful when they tackle new situations and business challenges. The result is a robust talent process, driven by powerful talent analytics, which helps companies to effectively direct time, money and effort to grow and develop all their talent.
Prior to the formation of PeopleTree, Martin was a director of the largest public relations and communications company in South Africa. He regularly speaks at international conferences and publishes articles on the topic of talent management. He has 23 years of professional consulting experience in the ICT, Energy and Power, Financial Services & Banking, Transport, Retail and Manufacturing sectors.
ESWHIN BOOYSEN, HEAD OF HR: SA OPERATIONS, VEDANTA ZINC INTERNATIONAL
Eswhin is an enthusiastic Human Resources Professional with more than 13 years of hands-on experience in Human Resource management both in South African and International mining environments. Eswhin commenced his career at Kumba Iron ore as an HR Specialist and then later as a Senior Organisational Design Specialist. He moved to BHP Billiton and occupied various roles within the HR Function, including the role of HR Business Process and Data lead and the HR Manager for BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa. He joined Anglo American in 2014 as a Transformation and Organisational effectiveness specialist and is currently the Head of HR for SA operations at Vedanta Zinc International.
SHIRLEEN PRESIDENT, SIOPSA, HEAD: SCHOOL FOR FINANCE, RISK AND GOVERNANCE & STRATEGIC BUSINESS SERVICES, ESKOM ACADEMY OF LEARNING
Shirleeen is the President of Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA). She is also the Head of School for Finance, Risk and Governance & Strategic Business Services in the Functional Faculty of Eskom’s Academy of Learning. Her current responsibilities include providing cutting edge learning and development solutions to the discipline through establishing positive relationships and managing communities of practice in the organisation. She has followed a career path for the last 22 years within the Health, Aviation, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Safety & Security, Technology and Utilities sectors.
Shirleen’s areas of special interest include HR strategy consulting, leadership development and succession planning, talent management, performance management, organisational transformation, change management and supervising industrial psychology interns. Shirleen serves on the Management Committee of SIOPSA. She has been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Western Cape as well as an academic peer reviewer for the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology. Shirleen received the President’s Award for making exceptional contribution to SIOPSA in 2013. She is currently registered with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) to conduct a PhD in Industrial Psychology with a research focus in leadership development, social capital and organisational effectiveness.
NENE MOLEFI, CEO, MANDATE MOLEFI HR CONSULTANTS
Nene was born in Soweto, (South Africa). She is the CEO of Mandate Molefi HR Consultants, a company with a track record that spans over 16 years.
Her versatility and experience in partnering with boards and executive committees has positioned her well to work with large scale culture change, transformation and leadership development projects.
Over the past 18 years, Nene has gained a reputation both locally and internationally as a thought leader in Diversity & Inclusion, Values Driven Leadership & Transformation. She is a regular presenter at conferences around the world, including Malaysia, Bangladesh, Boston, Miami, USA, Zimbabwe and Zambia. She is an author of numerous publications including a chapter in the “Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line”. She is an expert panellist for a Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark Tool. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium which is a think tank of globally recognised diversity experts.
Nene is an associate lecturer for GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for Stellenbosch Business School.
Nene is committed to Social Entrepreneurship and her community involvement. She sits on the board of Meals on Wheels which is a non-profit organisation which provide food consistently to the homeless and those in need in South Africa.
DR KATHY BENNETT, LEADERSHIP COACH, ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER & OD CONSULTANT (AUTHOR OF LIVING AND LEADING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY)
Kathy has had experience in all facets of Human Resource Management in the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, culminating in an executive role for five years with Adcock Ingram. Since leaving the corporate world, Kathy fulfils 3 primary roles: leadership coach, part-time faculty member on the M Phil (Management Coaching) programme at USB and OD consultant (with emphasis on change leadership). Kathy has a PhD from the University of Johannesburg and a Master’s degree in professional coaching through Middlesex University in London. Her doctoral study explored executives’ lived experience of uncertainty and the construct of a capability for uncertainty. She is the co-author of “A guide for Coaches: How to optimise your personal coaching journey”
TRUDI MAKHAYA, CEO, MAKHAYA ADVISORY
Trudi Makhaya is CEO of Makhaya Advisory, a research, advisory and stakeholder engagement firm. The firm acts as a consultant and advisor on competition regulation, economic policy, business strategy and stakeholder relations. Clients include blue chips companies, government entities, entrepreneurs and investors.
Trudi holds an MBA and an MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She also holds degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, including an MCom in Economics and a BCom (Law).
Trudi was an economist and later a member of the executive committee at the Competition Commission of South Africa from 2010 to 2014. Trudi represented the Commission at various international fora including the OECD, BRICS, International Competition Network and the African Competition Forum.
Prior to joining the Competition Commission in 2010, Trudi held various management consulting and corporate roles at Deloitte, Genesis Analytics and AngloGold Ashanti.
As an active public commentator, writes a column for Business Day. Trudi has also published academic articles on competition economics and policy.
JOPIE DE BEER, CEO, JVR AFRICA GROUP
Jopie de Beer is one of the founders and currently the CEO of the JvR Africa Group of Companies. Established in 1994, the business entities in the JvR Africa Group have grown to include exceptional client solutions with regard to talent assessment and development. With a focus on the constructive use of assessment data and metrics, excellent client service, technology and innovation, the companies have built a recognised and respected brand for highly professional and trustworthy people solutions in Africa.
Jopie is a psychologist with many years of experience. She relies on an excellent team of professionals who share her passion, drive and vision for every person to be given the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
JUDITH ANCER, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & DIRECTOR, SHRINK RAP
Judith Ancer is a Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Natal (PMB). She is in private practice in Greenside, Johannesburg and has worked at Tara Hospital on the adult psychotherapy ward; at Crossroads Remedial School with children and parents; and as a supervisor and trainer of other mental health professionals. She is a director of Shrink Rap, a company that offers continuing professional education to healthcare and human resource professionals and provides training and counselling services to small companies. She often gives talks and runs workshops and used to write a weekly column called Letting Grow on parenting issues for the Sunday Times.
STEVEN HEYMAN, MINDFULNESS FACILITATOR, MINDFUL REVOLUTION
After completing his masters in economics at the university of Antwerp, Steven joined the Africa department of an international trading company. Living in Nigeria and later in South Africa, he travelled throughout the whole African continent to develop new business and start up and manage new offices. To stay well equipped for the demands of the corporate environment and the frequent travelling, Steven started practicing yoga and mindfulness in 2008. In 2013 /2014 he completed his yoga teacher training and a mindfulness based living course after which he left his corporate job to spread the benefits of these ancient practices with as many people as possible.
Through his infectious joy and energy and playful approach, Steven motivates participants to try out mindfulness practices, stretches and breathing techniques and take positive steps towards increasing their resilience, creating more awareness and sparking creativity and innovation in both work and personal life.
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The HR Directors conference welcomes over 200 attendees and hosts solution providers each year. The conference is the largest and longest running event in Africa which attracts top HR leaders. For almost a decade we have helped shape HR capabilities in organisations through sharing knowledge and facilitating influential meetings.
Thousands of Rands have either been initiated, influenced or concluded on this platform. IBM, Oracle, Thomas International, 21st Century Pay Solutions, JvR, GIBS…
just to name a few have all leveraged the HR Director’s conference as their once-a-year opportunity to meet and do business with new and existing customers.
Our mission is to maintain this forum as the industry meeting where HR leaders come and learn, share and explore strategies to ensure sustainable and bankable HR practice in their organisations.
Year on year the event provides our partners with access to top HR decision makers who traditionally are difficult to reach. We are proud to have hosted top employers such as Microsoft, Comair, Nedbank, Deloitte, Massmart, Shell, Oglivy & Mather, Pick N Pay, Old Mutual, Nestle, EY, Accenture and Unilver.
The HR Directors conference continues to provide the meeting place to buyers, sellers and their partners to do business that drive the HR profession upward.
This is the place where HR leaders find solutions to their challenges. Hundreds of Executives from across the country and other parts of Africa have attended the conference over the last 8 years. You should join us too! And we hope you leave the 2018 conference with new ideas and contacts to drive the industry forward!
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