Our faculty members are passionate, connected and world-class – exceeding expectations in delivering course programmes that are aligned to industry standards through an online learning experience that feels human. Holding an array of advanced degrees and at the forefront of their fields, meet the faculty members driving our esteemed university course partnership programmes:
Dr Claire Kelly is the Faculty Programme Manager for Transformation at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where she also served as Acting Head of the Transformation Office from 2019 to October 2020, and an independent diversity, inclusion and transformation specialist. She has a long-standing interest in diversity, inclusion and transformation, having both taught and conducted research in the area. She has taught at UCT, the UCT Graduate School of Business and Stellenbosch University at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, in the areas of intercultural communication and critical diversity literacy.
Lwando Scott is a Next Generation Scholar at the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape. Lwando is currently working on the Transformative Constitutionalism platform at the CHR. Through this platform, Lwando is engaging law, humanities, and technologies, to think about the complexities of South Africa’s transition and transformation. Lwando is a diversity practitioner focusing on many aspects of difference, specialising in race, class, gender, and sexuality.
(BA (Hons), MA, MBA)
Julia is a leadership, management and diversity professional with 30 years of international facilitation and consulting experience. Her areas of expertise include DEI assessment and strategy, as well as leadership maturity. She works as a coach, psychotherapist and facilitator and has worked with the enneagram for 28 years and the leadership maturity framework since 2009.
Professor Louis Fourie’s career spans more than 30 years. Louis started his tertiary education with a Bachelor’s degree from Stellenbosch University and went on to complete his B.Th, L.Th, M.Th and D.Th at the same institution. He then completed his MBA cum laude at Potchefstroom University.
(MCom, Hons BCom)
Laurence is a marketing consultant and lecturer holding a MCom (Wits) and a Hons BCom (UNISA), with work experience in the area of service/retail marketing management at managerial and directorship levels in the homebuilding, property development and management, and financial services sectors.
The founder of Hack Yourself, and the author of the book by the same name. Jack is the former Deputy Director of Marketing for the UK’s leading youth charity, The Prince’s Trust. He is also a trainer for the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, and a Trustee for The Graeme Robertson Trust, which helps young people into creative industries, and mentors for Google and the Direct Marketing Association.
Sue has extensive experience in creating learning and change in diverse cultures and organisations. With over 30 years of practical experience managing people and projects, Sue lectures on the topics of People Management and Development.
Jenny designs and facilitates programmes on behalf of the USB GSB faculty to achieve organisational learning goals and facilitate the learning and application of skills in various organisations in South Africa and neighbouring countries.
(D. Litt.et Phil)
Dr Makgathi is a registered art therapist who received her master’s degree in Dance Movement Therapy at Antioch Graduate School in New Hampshire (Fulbright Scholarship), and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology at Rand Afrikaans University.
Holding a BA Honours in Environmental Management, Vanessa’s extensive expertise lies in enterprise and operational risk management, business continuity management, sustainability risk management and more.
(M.B.A. (cum laude))
Erika holds a Business Communications degree, a B.A. (Hons: Industrial Sociology) and M.B.A. (cum laude). Her extensive knowledge is utilised in facilitating NQF qualifications, high-level training programmes and business operations.
Owner of 4IT Consulting, offering consulting, training and executive branding, Keith is also a senior facilitator, programme director and registered associate member in Risk Management with SAQA (2016).
Kevin is a clinical psychologist, seasoned facilitator and motivational teacher with over 30 years of experience in education, training, development, private practice and employee wellness work.
As brains and faculty facilitator behind our Business Finance Principles and Practices short course, Sulet’s areas of expertise lie in finance, systems thinking, strategy, general management and project management.
A member of the Operations Research Association of South Africa, Grant is an entrepreneur and business consultant with over 20 years of experience in implementing operations in various startup companies.
Dr Coetzer is a master HR professional and certified Neuro-Leadership Coach with a PhD in Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology with over 14 years of experience.
Founding director of the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, Dr Jonathan shares his expertise in entrepreneurship and provides intellectual direction and academic coherence to this important cross-cutting area.
Justin is an experienced academic finance lecturer, consultant and published researcher in the field of real option valuation. His extensive experience includes over 10 000 hours as an academic finance instructor and business finance coach.
Dr Dorothy is an author and Fulbright Scholar with over 17 years of mastering her teaching, research and consulting expertise, focusing on Leadership, Human Resource Management, Human Behaviour and Organisational Development.
Having presented and consulted in over 60 cities globally, Abdullah has been recognised as a leading speaker, disruptor, strategist and thought leader on disruption and the interplay between strategy and innovation.
Nishan is a millennial and digital native who extensively understands digital implementation and digital innovation. He holds an Honours in Industrial Psychology and a Masters in Digital Transformation and Innovation Leadership (IE University).
(Associate Professor GIBS)
Professor Caren is an agile, energetic, innovative and seasoned faculty member at GIBS. As an academic, she has over 25 years of unique leadership solution experience and has published 38 case studies on strategic leadership dilemmas between 2014 and 2020.
Lisa is an experienced business consultant specialising in strategy development and innovative problem-solving. Registered as a Strategic Management Professional with the Association for Strategy Planning (Canada), Lisa holds a BCom degree, MBA and more.
With over 30 years of experience in data, data analytics and data science, Dr Manoj has mastered a valuable combination of business and technical expertise that he implements to consult and teach data, data science and AI to a global audience.
(Interim Dean of GIBS)
A passionate academic, Dr Mthombeni holds a PhD in Corporate Governance, an MBA in Finance and an LLB, B. Proc, B. Juris. His wealth of experience includes a cumulative 28 years in coveted positions in the financial services industry and high-level scholastic programmes.