We are passionate, connected and world-class – exceeding expectations in delivering courses 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 experts driving our esteemed university partnered 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.
Portia Heynes has an insatiable curiosity for systems thinking, technology and innovation, with expertise in designing learning strategies and cultures in organisations. Portia lectures on systems thinking, diversity and inclusion, digital transformation, strategy execution, people and talent management.
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.
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.
An experienced lecturer, published researcher and mentor, Dr Tshidi develops and designs sustainable and innovative curriculum for local and global learning communities. Her research interests are in the field of Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, Township Economy, Base of the Pyramid and Strategic Marketing.
Henley Business School
An accomplished coach, facilitator and trainer, Martyn’s areas of expertise include leadership development, change management, balanced scorecard implementation, talent management, and creating high performing teams.
(BA (Hons), FCMA CGMA)
Gareth is a sought after expert consultant and executive coach, founding his own business and designing leadership programmes across 25 countries. Gareth specialises in corporate cultures, corporate psychology, cultural change, sustainable business and coaching.
Global Leadership Thinker and Futurist at TomorrowToday Global
Keith Coats is an author, keynote speaker, and experienced leadership expert who shares his knowledge with audiences across the globe. Consulting directly with clients at a board, executive and senior leadership level across a wide range of industries, Keith supports leaders in their response to change, complexity and uncertainty.
Professional Associate Faculty at GIBS
Riëtte Ackermann is an experienced learning and development professional with many years of experience across a wide range of industries. Providing leadership development programmes both locally and globally, Riëtte specialises in group facilitation, lecturing and the design of leadership strategies.
Independent Business Consultant (MBA)
Arran is accomplished consultant, athlete and founder who highlights the determination, discipline and consistency needed to thrive in today’s business environment. Arran encourages different ways of thinking and problem solving to add greater strategic value to
businesses to achieve the best outcomes.
Scrum Master – Signature Business Solutions
An experienced professional, Tylon enables teams and individuals alike to achieve their business objectives. Highly adaptable to change, Tylon has a special interest in digitalisation and encouraging learners to continuously improve and master their business skills across various industries.
Managing Director – Go.See.Do. Media (Pty) Ltd.
Paul Vos is a Management Professional with over 30 years’ experience across the enterprise spectrum, including multinational media organisations, hospitality, franchising, small and micro enterprises, and start-ups. His experience includes all aspects of General Management and P&L with roles independent of regional or global head offices, often requiring an entrepreneurial and developmental mindset.
Abri is a seasoned business consultant with a career spanning nearly 30 years with a specific focus on embedding risk management as a way of thinking. This philosophy has been applied across multiple organisations and disciplines whether it be leading risk functions for organisations or implementing multi-national projects. Abri holds a MBA from Potchefstroom University and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Agile Talent Strategist & Leadership Coach | (B.Comm Hons)
Anja is a coach and consultant with over 20 years of corporate experience and accolades. She has led multi-national teams through transition and change management. Anja integrates the talent of businesses into the overall strategy – building resilience, preventing burnout, and maintaining high performance.