Gareth is a diversified, naturally driven and qualified CFO and Chief Operating Officer on a Senior and Executive Level with twelve years’ experience. Offers an across-the-board proficiency in the following business environments: Control Management | Finance and Administration | Operations Management | General Management | Design, Execution and Control of Strategies, Vision, Systems and Policies | Capacity and Stakeholder Relations | Leadership, Guidance and Mentoring | Training and Skills Development. A decidedly motivated self-starter with natural leadership skills who appreciates challenges and adheres to a suitable work ethic. Furthermore possesses a forward-thinking ability to build strategic partnerships and focus on productivity sharing, as well as organisational transformation. Hold a proven career track record of growing a company’s profitability, driving results and providing tangible Finance and Operational solutions to organisational challenges.
Professional Affiliations: Chartered Accountant (SA) – Member of SAICA [South African Institute of Chartered Accountants] – CA(SA).
ABSA: Streamlined the ABSA Private Bank client processes so as to enhance efficiencies and client service. Subsequently available client time per banker was increased and client centric services. Managed a R500 million project base to within 97% spend for 2011 – Resulted in delivering more than 300 projects into a complex environment spanning multiple business units.
Gareth is a Chartered Accountant (SA); SAICA, 2006. Additionally he holds the following qualifications:
Certificate in the Theory of Accounting [CTA]: University of South Africa, 2004
B Comm [Marketing & Industrial Relations]: University of the Witwatersrand, 1996 Major subjects: Industrial Relations III | Marketing III | Accountancy III, Senior Certificate / Matric [Grade 12]; St Conrad’s, Klerksdorp, 1991
JSE [Johannesburg Stock Exchange] Settlement Officer: JSE Securities Exchange, 2001
JSE Compliance Officer: JSE Securities Exchange, 2001
South African Institute of Stockbrokers Exams: SA Institute for Stockbrokers, 2001
Shirley is a seasoned Chartered Marketer with over 22 years experience at a senior level in marketing communications from some of South Africa’s biggest brands, such as Volkswagen, Audi South Africa, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Absa, Old Mutual and Liberty.
She has experience working on national and international brands across selected African markets, primarily focusing on product launches into new markets as well as the creation of offerings for new market segments.
Shirley is an Economics graduate from the University of Cape Town, with executive certificate courses from UCT GSB & Wits Business School, as well as a Brand Leadership course from Vega.
In addition to the work she does at Itataise, Shirley currently chairs the Marketing & Communications Advisory Panel at The Innovation Hub, and is a passionate proponent of social entrepreneurship as a business tool.
Lionel has more than 25 years management and leadership experience and worked at SA Breweries, MTN, Spoornet, Advtech and Trudon. Been involved in change management programmes at the organisations he worked at. Specialist in accelerating business success , managing operations and developing go to market strategies for new products .
Lionel completed a Management Advancement programme and MBA at Wits Business School majoring in Strategy and Issues in Leadership. Other competencies include Mentoring Entrepreneurs on strategy implementation and business performance improvement.
Lionel is a facilitator at various training institutes specializing in Business Management, Management of People, Retail Management, Strategy, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour and Operations Management.
Education, Training and Quality Assurer
Thuli initially trained in Marketing Management, Research and Communication, eventually finding her true passion in Training and Development. In this she specialises in quality assuring education and training programmes, as well as assessing and moderating training interventions. She also works as a facilitator and training project manager on occasion
She is a qualified Skills Development Facilitator, Policy Writer, Moderator and Assessor, registered with the ETDP SETA (Education, Training and Development Practices Sector for Education and Training Authority)
Thuli was extensively involved in the following projects as Project Specialist (ETQA), SDF/Moderator/Assessor, and Facilitator:
SASSETA Computer Training (100) SAPS learners
NPA Recruitment and Selection Programme (119 Learners)
Impact Study for Department of Education, Sports and Development North West (Bojanala, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati and Ngaka Modiri Molema
New Venture Creation for WR SETA and Public Works (Free State), Facilitation and Mentoring (30 Learners)
Recruiting and Placing on Skills Programme Training (New venture Creation) Services Seta:- North West, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Free State. (500 learners)
Skills Audit for (536) Community Development Workers at the Gauteng Local Government
Change Management for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (North West- DEAT)
Small Medium and Micro Enterprise Skills Programme sponsored by W & R SETA (Wholesale and Retail Sector for Education and Training Authority) for Gauteng Region (200 Learners)
New Venture Creation Skills Programme sponsored by Mining and Qualifications Authority (MQA) (60 Learners)
Mentorship Programme sponsored by Mappp SETA (Media, Advertising, Plublishing, Printing and Packaging Sector for Education and Training Authority) (300 Learners)
Service Seta – Tracking and Monitoring Programme sponsored by Services SETA(100 learners)
Employment Equity at the North West Department of Public Works
Impact Study for all ETDP SETA (Education, Training and Development Practices Sector for Education and Training Authority) learning programmes
Skills and Learnerships programmes sponsored by the North West Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
Mohale has excelled as an entrepreneur and is a seasoned transformational business leader. He is the founder and CEO of Itataise. He was the Group Chairman of FCB South Africa and C-Squared Group. He previously worked at Old Mutual Emerging markets as Marketing Communications and Corporate Affairs Director on the Old Mutual Emerging Markets Exco. He was responsible for brand, marketing, customer segmentation and value propositions design [CVPs] and market engagement across SA, Africa, Colombia, Mexico and India and China. Before then He was the Managing Executive for Absa Private Bank and served as a member of the Absa Retail Bank Exco and Absa Wealth Steering Committee. He joined the ABSA group in 2008 as the Group Executive responsible for group marketing and was a member of the Absa Business Bank and Absa Retail Bank Exco’s [ARCB]. He also served as Chairman for the Absa Rewards Co, director for AIFA (Absa Insurance and Financial Advisers) and Absa Trusts.
Mohale was formerly an investor in and the Executive Chairman of The Jupiter Drawing Room (Jhb) as well as the CEO of MSG Rimani the shareholder of reference in Jupiter and DDB SA. As executive chairman, he was pivotal to the transformation of Jupiter into a large agency breaking new business records that more than doubled the business winning an unprecedented R 1,1billion in new business during 2006. He was part of the team that concluded a deal with WPP in 2008 to take Jupiter global. During this time, he also co-founded and co-funded Metropolitan-Republic and co-led Jupiter’s acquisition of DDB-SA. He had joined the Jupiter Drawing Room from the Liberty Group where he was the Group Executive: Marketing, where he served on the Liberty Marketing and Distribution Exco and Liberty Group Executive Forum. He had joined the Liberty Group from TBWA\ South Africa, a diversified globally aligned marketing communications group, where he served as Group Development Director TBWA\South Africa Group and before then as Deputy MD of TBWA\HUNT\LASCARIS Johannesburg.
An 18 year career in Financial Services, advertising and marketing rescued him from a promising career in academia and research which started in the US in 1991 and ended at UCT in 1995 where he was studying towards a Masters in Industrial Sociology [industrial strategy]. Mohale is a seasoned strategic marketer and has worked on and driven strategy development for a number of leading international and local brands in the Beverages, FMCG, Financial Services, ICT, Tourism, social marketing and Broadcasting sectors including numerous product and company launches. He worked for 2 years as a researcher with the Ford Foundation Diversity Initiative at the Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) where he graduated with a BA Hons in Political Science and BA Hons in Sociology with a Psychology Minor.
He Completed the Harvard Senior Executive Program (SEP) in 1999.
Skills Development Specialist and Training Consultant
Heidi started her working life as an administrator in various corporate organisations and went on to niche herself as a skills development specialist. She currently manages and supports hundreds of students for a single client through face-to-face and digital engagement. In this role, she acts as a key interface in the value chain between students, sponsors, and support services: marking, moderation etc
Education and Training Quality Assurance Specialist, Training Project Manager, Facilitator, Assessor, and Moderator.
Thuli initially trained in Marketing Management, Research and Communication, eventually finding her true passion in Training and Development. In this she specialises in quality assuring education and training programmes, as well as assessing and moderating training interventions. She also works as a facilitator and training project manager on occasion.
Lecturer, Facilitator and Consultant
Anton is a self-employed entrepreneur, who provides lecturing and consulting services in finance, management, strategy and optimisation. He has also developed courses and training materials in Finance, Supply Chain Management, and Mathematics.
Trainer and Facilitator.
Bongani has entrenched himself in the training and development fraternity, both in the delivery of training interventions as well as in education management and leadership. He offers training in a variety of subjects to a range of diverse audiences, including students and corporate organisations. He has also served as an education activist and leader in the education organised labour movement.
Lecturer, Facilitator, Consultant, Coach, and Mentor
Brett built his foundation on finance and operations management before honing his skills in entrepreneurship and business consulting. From there he worked as a management consult to the SME and corporate sector, as well as a lecturer and facilitator. More recently, Brett has been coaching and mentoring incubator-entrepreneurs, and has dabbled in television as the facilitator of “Pitch and Polish”, where young entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in the pursuit of funding.
Personal Development Expert
Diane has worked extensively with both corporate and entrepreneurial businesses, developing and facilitating a variety of workshops; as well as coaching individuals and teams. She designs and delivers bespoke Training, Coaching and Interventions that focus on: Leadership Development, Team Optimisation, Conflict Management and Assertive Communication, and Personal Development Master Classes.
Entrepreneur, Lecturer, and Facilitator
Grant is a serial entrepreneur and university lecturer.
He specialises in Operations Research, Business Analytics, Statistics, Information Technology, and Finance. Outside of this, and when not studying towards his Doctorate in Business Gamification, he is also a professional musician as lead singer and bass player in a band.
Human Resources Management Specialist, Coach, Freelance Facilitator, Lecturer, Assessor, and Moderator
Tshepho’s work as a branch manager and acting area manager for a leading banking institution in the past six years instilled in him a passion and drive for developing his leadership competencies towards coaching and empowering others. Current leadership challenges have spurred his devotion to acquire knowledge, tools and skills relevant for the modern business environment. While he pays great attention to detail and the utilisation of analytical thinking and problem solving for effective time and resources management, he also values innovation and creativity to best bring out the best in any project. His career interests include General Management, Strategy and part-time Academia.
Human Resources Management Specialist and Coach, Freelance Facilitator, Lecturer, Assessor, and Moderator.
Pat has more than 20 years’ experience in Strategic Human Resources Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Succession Planning, Performance Management and Evaluation, Training and Development, Learnership Programmes, and Compensation and Benefits.
Additional experience includes Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment, Change Management, Culture and Diversity, Employment Equity, Organisational Design and Job Evaluation, Designing and Implementing of Human Resources Policies, Procedures and Benefits, Employee Relations, Wellness Programmes and Counselling, Climate Surveys, Industrial Relations, and Negotiations with Unions. She is a specialist in informal coaching and mentoring as a Human Resources Professional and a trained Coach, as well as a Facilitator/Lecturer, Assessor and Moderator.