Faculty Profiles

The Da Vinci Faculty consists of qualified professionals who possess both industry experience as well as effective facilitation skills in order to promote critical thinking. As Subject Matter Experts (SME’s), they co-create new workplace realities as the student is encouraged to cultivate their inner-managerial leader through self-reflection, self-discovery and the exploration of new knowledge. 

 

Liesl Allen

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Liesl Allen holds a BA Degree (University of the Witwatersrand); Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Education (University of the Witwatersrand); AAA Diploma in Marketing and Communication specialising in Client Service (AAA School of Advertising) and SAQA accredited Facilitator and Assessor.

Work Background

Liesl Allen has more than 20 years’ experience in teaching, lecturing and training. Her career began as a high school teacher but advanced quickly into tertiary education and training within the Marketing Communication industry. Liesl is currently a freelance lecturer and training consultant and assessor facilitating corporate training and learnership facilitation and assessment

Field of Specialisation

Principles of marketing; Soft Skills; Practice of Marketing; Consumer behaviour; Marketing strategy;   Human communications; Brand management; Integrated Marketing; Communications management; Customer relationship and Client services.

 

 

 

Benjamin Anderson

Subject Matter Expert/Faculty: SOS, PCD & MLD

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Ben holds a Bachelors in Philosophy and Psychology, Honours in Psychology, Bachelor in Theology, National Diploma in Theology, Masters in Psychology, PhD (Psychology) and is a Registered Psychologist.                                                

Work Background

Ben has worked in various teaching and management positions at the University of the Free State between 1991 and 2000.  He joined FNB, where he was involved in staff development since 2001, and eventually served as the Chief Learning Officer of FNB from 2003 to 2005, when he became the first (and still current) Chief Executive Officer/Vice President of The Da Vinci Institute.

Field of specialisation

Ben teaches the following modules focused on leadership development: Self and other Social Contexts, Problem Solving and Decision Making, as well as Managerial Leadership Development.

 

 

Soraya Barry

Faculty: Banking

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Suraya holds a Bachelors of Arts (Psychology and Sociology) as well as a Bachelors of Arts  (Honours) degree in Sociology from the UPE (now NMMU).

Work Background

Suraya worked in Retail Banking for 20 years and have experience in different structures and departments in branch banking.  Her last couple of years was in the Home loan division and this is where she became a Training Consultant. She was involved in various different structures and training in leadership, transformation & strategy, and mentoring & coaching.  She also served as head trainer for Projects at FNB Homeloans.

Field of specialisation

Soraya teaches a number of Banking modules at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Niradna Bechoo

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Niradna holds a Bachelor of Administration (Management & Public Administration) from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Diploma, Human Resource Management & Training from Varsity College. Certificate, Occupationally Directed Education Training Development Practice (ODETDP) (Assessor & Moderator) from PC Training & Business College. Honours, Bachelor of Administration (Management) from UNISA

Work Background

Currently employed at The Da Vinci Institute as a Business Development Manager and Programme Convener. Have been lecturing for 7 years in Private Higher Education Institutes.

Field of specialisation

Niradna is currently lecturing a vast spectrum of modules in the management field but the most common are Business Management, and Total Quality Management.

 

Adrienne Berkowitz

Faculty: SOS, PCD & MLD

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Adrienne attended the University of Witwatersrand where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Post graduate Higher Education Diploma. She graduated top of her class when she attained her Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. She is currently studying towards a Master’s degree at the Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Adrienne held various posts in the Tourism Industry including managing travel agencies and running a specialised Group Tour Department She worked for Alitalia in the Sales Department and for Sun International as a coordinator for the Superstars who entertained at Sun City.

She worked in the Industrial Real Estate sector as an Industrial broker focussing on the letting and selling of Industrial buildings. She has run a training consultancy for the past 10 years which has facilitated many interventions predominantly in the then FET sector for the National Department of Education and various FET Colleges.

Field of specialisation

She teaches the following modules at The Da Vinci Institute: Self and Other Social Contexts, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Managerial Leadership, as well as Marketing.

 

 

Vulumuzi Bhebhe

Faculty Head: Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Vulumuzi holds a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) and an MBA from the Princeton University and a PhD from The Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Vulumuzi works in the business consulting space, helping businesses improve their processes, rethink and/ or re-engineer their strategies and implement solutions for success.

Field of specialisation

Vulumuzi teaches Entrepreneurship at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Biddie Biddulph

Faculty: Management of Technology, Managing the Systems Way

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Biddie holds a B.Compt (Hons) and MBL degrees from UNISA. He has successfully completed the PhD degree in the field of personal and professional leadership at the University of Johannesburg.

Work Background

Biddie completed articles with the International Auditors, Coopers and Lybrand, and then joined Volkskas Bank as an internal auditor, where he qualified as an internal and computer auditor. Thereafter he spent 4 years with Volkskas in various top financial management positions. Since the formation of ABSA Bank, he was involved in the setup of the Financial Services Division of ABSA and with ABSA Insurance Brokers as General Manager for 10 years.  His experience includes the management of the Technology Department at ABSA Brokers, where he implemented a new strategic technology plan, managed the Y2K project of the company and established a ‘data exchange or switch’ for the financial service industry, amongst other achievements.

Field of specialisation

Biddie is a member of the faculty for two modules, namely Management of Technology and Managing the Systems Way.

 

 

Ronel Blom

Dean: Research and Design

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Ronel holds a Teaching Diploma from the Goudstad Teaching College, a BA Degree from UNISA, a Post-Grad Diploma in Higher Education from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a M.Ed. degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Pretoria as well as a PhD from the University of Pretoria.

Ronel’s M.Ed. (2004),entitled The recognition of prior learning: In search of a valid and sustainable mechanism for South Africa, (supervised by Prof Sarah Howie) aimed to describe current international and national practices in the implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and to identify mechanisms that will ensure that RPL is a credible and valid process for the awarding of credits in terms of formal unit standards and qualifications registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Her PhD (2006) entitled The ideal of an integrated national qualifications framework, (supervised by Prof Jonathan Jansen), dealt with the extent to which the South African education and training system reflects in principle, perception and practice, the ideal of an integrated framework.

Work Background

Ronel is an experienced researcher, policy developer, implementer and critic.  She has published extensively on education policy matters including the South African NQF.

Field of specialisation

Ronel teaches Research Design and Methodology at The Institute.  

 

 

Jan Bosman

Faculty: Managerial Leadership, Management of People

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Jan holds the degrees BA (Psychology), BA (Hons) (Psychology) and MA (Psychology) (Research) from the University of Stellenbosch, as well as a in MA Clinical Psychology from the University of PE and a PhD (Psychology) from the University of the Free State.

Work Background

Jan has experience in working with the South African Medical Services and practising as a clinical psychologist, specialising in Trauma, Addiction Disorders.

He also has extensive experience in the field of management and leadership development, emotional intelligence and stress management.

Field of specialisation

Jan is the Faculty Head for the Management of People, as well as Self and Other Social Contexts, Managerial Leadership and Problem Solving and Decision Making at The Da Vinci Institute. 

 

Sheldon Booth

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Sheldon holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial Psychology from Rand Afrikaans University, now University of Johannesburg, as well as a Diploma in Labour Law from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology.

In 2013, he completed his Programme in Management Development at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Work Background

Sheldon has worked in the Human Resources space for the past 15 years, most recently as the Human Resources Manager for a group of companies under the banner of Speedbird Investment Holdings. In March 2017 Sheldon started a small consulting business in order to provide specialist human resources consulting to small and medium sized enterprises. Through a partnership with a small BBBEE consultancy, in a short period of time, he was able to extend his repertoire to include consulting on all aspects of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE).

Field of specialisation

Sheldon is passionate about ensuring that human resources and BBBEE becomes part of the strategic imperative of any organisation.

 

 

Esmé Brits

Faculty: Banking 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Esme holds a Higher Teaching Diploma at the Bloemfontein Teaching College (4 years) as well as BCom with specialisation in Human Resource Management from UNISA.  She also completed a National Certificate: Occupational Directed Education, Training and Development Practice at the  Chartall Business College (BANKSETA Bursary).

Work Background

Esmé worked as a teacher before joining the banking industry, where she worked for around 13 years (both Saambou Bank and African Bank).

She was a learning practitioner in the banking industry and has experience in banking processes, systems, legislation, change management and strategies to name just a few.

Field of specialisation

Esmé is a registered assessor and moderator (BANKSETA). She is passionate about facilitating as she has a passion for people and keeps learning from every individual in class. Through facilitation, she has an opportunity to build positively into people’s lives.

 

Hein Brand

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Dr Brand holds a Doctorate in Ethical Leadership (2017) from The Da Vinci Institute; a MBA (General Management) (2005) from the University of the Free State (UFS); National Diploma:  Management (1998) from Technicon RSA (now UNISA); National Diploma:  Joint & Multi-National Operations (2010) from South African National War College & SASSETA; and a NQF 5:  Real Estate (2010) from DITASA.

Work Background

Dr Brand spent the first 27 years of his career in the SA Navy, as an HR Officer, specializing in Education, Training & Development.  After leaving the SA Navy he qualified as a Professional Practitioner in Real Estate (PPRE), and serviced the Real Estate industry for approximately two and a half years.  Dr Brand recently joined Boston City Campus & Business College, and again finds himself adding value in the Higher Education spectrum.

Field of specialisation

Dr Brand has lectured for The Da Vinci Institute in Technology Management in September 2016, and Innovation Management in August 2018.  Dr Brand’s field of specialization is however Leadership, Ethics & General Management.

 

 

Cliff Brunette

Faculty member and Moderator

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Cliff Brunettte holds a Msc (MOTI) from Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Cliff Brunette works in the learning and development industry as a learning experience specialist focusing on learning design and delivery in banking sector.

Field of specialisation

Cliff Brunette lectures and moderates in the field of banking, management of people, management of innovation, management of technology and systems thinking at The Da Vinci Institute from 2011.

 

Johann Burden

Faculty: Project Management

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Johann’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology from Potchefstroom University (now UNW), a PhD in Industrial Psychology from UJ, and an Advanced Executive Programme from UNISA.

Work Background

Johann’s experience includes a number of Human Resource positions, including senior positions at Allied Bank, United Bank and Nedcor.  He also worked in senior positions including Group Executive: Human Resources at Business Connexion.

Field of specialisation

Johann’s expertise includes organisational development services as well as project management.  He facilitates project management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Ben Burger

Faculty: Risk Management

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Ben holds a National Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (TUT), a National Higher Diploma in Total Quality Management (TUT) as well as an MSc (MOTI) (Da Vinci).

He is a certified DGQ/EOQ Quality Manager & Quality Professional, Certified ISO 31000 Risk Management Professional and ISO 31000 Certified Trainer as well as a Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager and ISO 31000 Certified Trainer.

Work Background

Ben’s experience includes 22 years (and 100+ projects) of delivering and/or project–managing consulting services (i.e., enterprise level system modelling and business process architecture development, business process mapping and requirements integration) to government agencies and the private sector.

Completed projects span a wide range of organisations in the services, construction, mining, petroleum, power generation/distribution, leisure and manufacturing industry sectors – ranging in size from SMMEs to multinational corporations.

Field of specialisation

Ben’s passion is to assist organisations in developing integrated management systems strategies, with a risk-based process approach and their own unique value chain as basis. He facilitates Risk Management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Marizanne Burger

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Marizanne Burger holds an Honours Degree (Accounting) from The University of the Free State. She is also a CA(SA), and therefore a member of the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants.

Work Background

Marizanne Burger joined PwC to complete her auditing articles. She was then promoted to Assistant Manager, Manager and Senior Manager during her post article career. She was with PwC for 8 years. She then joined The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management as the Executive: Operations for the past 5 years. This includes taking accountability for the Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Facilities offices.

Field of specialisation

Financial accounting and Operations Management lectures at The Da Vinci Institute from 1 January 2018.

 

Joel Chigada

Faculty member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Joel Chigada holds a PhD in Information Science (2015) from the University of South Africa

Work Background

Joel Chigada is Head of Marketing, School of Management Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Field of specialisation

Joel lectures Strategic Marketing, Social Media Marketing, International Marketing (undergraduate and postgraduate levels respectively) at the University of Cape Town, and Systems Think and Management of Technology at The Da Vinci Institute from 2018.

 

 

Antonio dÁlmeida

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Antonio dÁlmeida  holds a BA Degree from Rhodes University

Work Background

Antonio dÁlmeida works in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry.

Field of specialisation

Antonio dÁlmeida lectures in the Supply Chain and Logistics modules at The Da Vinci Institute form 2017.

 

Graeme de Bruyn

Faculty: Business Management

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Graeme de Bruyn holds a B.Ed. Hons from the North-West University and completed a Master of Management from the Witwatersrand University.

Work Background

Graeme has worked in executive positions at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, The Careways Group; FranklinCovey Southern Africa; Futures Group International and is Head of Faculty of Business Management at The Da Vinci Institute.

Field of specialisation

Graeme is experienced in facilitating workshops with large groups with representatives from different sectors, and developed/facilitated workshops on leading teams and managing organisational change, strategy execution, policy development, time management, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers™, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens™, The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make™, The Leader In Me™, personal resilience and team effectiveness.

As the Faculty Head: Business Management, he impacts the curriculum and facilitates Business Management to the BCom students of The Institute.

 

Renaldo de Jager

Faculty: Business Management  

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Renaldo holds an MBA from Regent Business School.

Work Background

Renaldo has acquired 16 years’ experience as an International Management Consultant. During this time, he successfully delivered projects in most industries in various countries.

Field of specialisation

Graeme facilitates Business Management for BCom students at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Pieter Du Toit

Faculty: Aviation Management, Change Management

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Pieter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Post-graduate Masters in Business Leadership (MBL). He is currently studying for his PhD at The Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Pieter held various posts in a number of organisations and industries that ranged from the Aviation Industry as an Air Traffic and Mission Controller, Mining Industry as Human Resources Manager at one of the five Divisions of Vaal Reefs Exploration and Mining Company and the Tourism Industry including owning and managing a travel agency.  Since 1997 he owns and runs VNI Consultants, a consultancy firm specialising in Organisational Development and Change Management.  Pieter is also the Lead Consultant of Status Aviation.

Field of specialisation

Pieter facilitates Change Management as well as Aviation Management at The Da Vinci Institute. 

 

Dan Ellappa

Faculty member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Dan Ellappa. holds a Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA SBL.

Work Background

Dan is an educator/lecturer and works mostly in the leadership and coaching domains in both academia and the corporate world.

Field of specialisation

Dan has been a faculty member from 2010 at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Isaiah Engelbrecht

Faculty Head: Management of Innovation

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Isaiah has completed many courses over the years and also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA and is currently studying towards a PhD in innovation at The Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Isaiah is an author, teacher, speaker, coach, entrepreneur and “craftsman” (business solutions creator).

Isaiah plays a leading role in the advancement of innovation in the country and is a founding thought leader and previous chairperson of the South African Innovation Network (SAINe-www.saine.co.za) 

He has gained experience across various industries and has implemented innovation management systems at diverse organisations.

Field of specialisation

Isaiah teaches the Management of Innovation at The Institute.

 

 

Joshua Enslin

Faculty: Risk Management

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Jo holds a BA Honours degree in Geography (Potch, now NWU), a BA Honours in Sociology (Potch, now NWU), a University Education Diploma (Potch, now NWU), as well as a National Diploma in Occupationally Directed ETD Practices from The Institute for People Development.  He has also completed an Executive Development Programme at WITS.

Work Background

Jo started his career as a Geography teacher, whereafter he worked as a Human Resource Manager, including the management of training.  He then moved on to safety health and risk management, developing learning material and offering training in this field.

Field of specialisation

Jo facilitates risk management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Juliette Fourie

Faculty: Sales, CRM and Key Account Management 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Juliette holds a BCom (Industrial Psychology) from the University of Stellenbosch and a BCom (Honours) (Industrial Psychology) from UNISA.  She also holds an MSc (MOTI) from The Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Juliette’s career started in the Freight Forwarding industry but has always been focused on education and training.  She owns and manages a training company, Metrominds, which was one of the TT100 finalists in the past two years, and she received the prestigious national ‘Boss of the Year’ in 2014.

Field of specialisation

Juliette facilitates CRM, sales and key account management at The Institute.

 

 

Mark Fuller

Faculty Head: Work Based Challenge, Operational Management 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Mark has a Master’s degree in improving business processes using Lean thinking. He is a certified Coach and member of the International Coaching Federation. He is also is a certified Skills Development Facilitator (SDF), Assessor and Advanced Facilitator. Mark is currently busy with a PhD at The Da Vinci Institute focused on self-empowerment in the workplace. 

Work Background

Mark’s career history includes various senior management positions including CEO positions. He has also worked as a management consultant.  His experience includes the implementation and training of LEAN, WCMS, Change Management and Strategic Operational processes. He has also developed successful sales, marketing and CRM strategies for a number of large companies.

Mark has consulted both locally and internationally on Lean thinking and processes, having developed over 30 programs and run over 850 workshops and seminars. He has successfully influenced the practical implementation of business strategies, innovation and systems thinking in international corporations and manufacturing plants. As a serial entrepreneur Mark has had shareholding in 5 separate businesses, has helped establish 3 SMME’s and was a founding member of UPSA. (United Professional Sales Association of South Africa)

Mark has spent the last 25 years as a coach, consultant and business executive teaching people how to ‘find their voice’ through developing quantum thinking – thinking without barriers. His driving force is ‘making a difference’.

Field of specialisation

Mark teaches Work Based Challenge (research at undergraduate level) as well as Operational Management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Paul Galvao

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Certificate in Microsoft Office Project 2003 Collaboration for Project Managers from Fulcrum Business Solutions 2006. Certificate in Professional Business & Life Coach (Advanced Mentor) from VIP Leadership & Strategic Coaching & Mentoring Institute 2005. Degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oxford Brookes University (UK) 2004. Certificate in Skills Development Facilitator from The Institute of People Development 2002. Diploma in Project Management from Damelin Management School 1999. Certificate in Management Theory & Practice from Institute of Commercial Management (UK) 1995. Diploma in Manager Development from Damelin Management School 1992.

Work Background

Corporate Trainer, Course Development and Lecturer experience (33 years). Chief Operations Officer/Business Development Manager at Eden Life Wellness Clinic since 1995 (23 years). Business and Life Coach at Turning Point Coaching since 2005 (13 years). Project Management experience in IT Projects and Non-IT Projects (30 years).

Field of specialisation

Coaching and Mentoring. Business Management. Marketing Management Entrepreneurial Skills Development. Small Business Management. Project Management. Microsoft-Project Software.

 

 

Welmoed Geekie

Faculty: Project Management 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Welmoed holds an M.Sc. Project Management from the University of Pretoria as well as PRINCE2 certification.  She also holds a Certificate in Education, Training and Development from UJ and a B.Sc Dietetics from UP.

Work Background

Welmoed worked as a medical representative and later became the Training Manager for Adcock Ingram and Thebe Medicare, whereafter she specialised in training, firstly in the Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Training, and later in Project Management.  She also served as an adjudicator of the South African Project Management Excellence Awards 2012 as well as the 2016 adjudication panel and formed part of the team that developed the draft Supply Chain Management Curriculum for National Treasury (2013).

Field of specialisation

Welmoed facilitates Project Management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Schalk Gerber

Faculty: Business Ethics

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Schalk’s highest qualification is a Master’s degree in philosophy of religion amongst the two undergraduate and three postgraduate degrees. Other fields of study include psychology and theology. He has studied twice abroad, namely in Konstanz – Germany; and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Schalk plans to enrol for a PhD in 2017.

Work Background

The bulk of my Schalk’s experience includes teaching or work related to the higher education sector. He is currently focusing on furthering his academic career through presenting papers at local and international conferences, and publishing.

In terms of teaching experience, he has been involved with Philosophy and Business Ethics since 2011 and has taught at the University of Pretoria, UNISA and The Da Vinci Institute.

Field of specialisation

Schalk’s research expertise is situated at the intersection of philosophy of religion and social/political philosophy. In turn, his teaching expertise concerns business ethics and philosophy. He is also a member of the Philosophical Society of South Africa and the Nederlands-Afrikaanstalige Wysgerige Genootskap.

 

Belinda Goddard

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Belinda Goddard holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology and Communication) from The University of South Africa

Work Background

Belinda Goddard has an extensive 25-year business career, of which the past 16 years have been focused on learning and business development.

Over the past 16 years she has focused on customised learning development programmes as well as the project management aspect for these programmes across various sectors. These development programmes have ranged from learnerships, internships, graduate programmes, workplace experience, women’s development programmes and executive development programmes.

She has extensive knowledge in terms of the business and learning development environment. These skills include assisting potential clients with identifying their development needs and assisting with the design, development and implementation of learning programmes and processes within a collaborative model with her clients.

Field of specialisation

Onboarding lectures at The Da Vinci Institute from 1 January 2018

 

 

Richard Goddard

Faculty member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Richard holds a B Prim Ed (WITS) and Honours in Business Management (UNISA). He is also currently studying towards a Masters degree at The Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Twenty six years working in Education: 15 Years at Primary and Secondary schools and 11 years in Tertiary Education.

Field of specialisation

Lectures Business Management, Statistics, Numeracy, Economics, Financial Accounting and Performance Management at The Da Vinci Institute from 2007 to 2018.

 

Heather Goode

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Heather holds a Masters in Education (M.Ed) and Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from University of Pretoria, as well as a B.Com and B.Com Hons (Economics) from Rhodes University. Heather is currently finishing a Doctoral degree at Unisa in Education within the Curriculum Studies department.      

Work Background

Heather is an experienced Higher Education Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Business and Foundation sectors of Higher Education industry. She has lectured in Economics and modules relevant to transitioning into higher education. She is skilled in Management, Problem Solving, Higher Education, Coaching, Curriculum Development, Academic Staff Development, Lecturing, Educational Technology and Instructional Design. As a strong operations professional with focused in Professional development of Academic staff and Curriculum and Instructional Design and Development from University of Pretoria, Heather is currently acting as the Dean Teaching and Learning at the Da Vinci Institute.

Field of specialisation

Heather lectures Onboarding, Economics, Academic literacy, Business Communication and faculty development at The Da Vinci Institute from 2018.

 

Jean Grundling

Faculty Head: Human Resource Management

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Jean holds a MPhil (Adult Education) from University of Stellenbosch, BTech (Human Resource Management) from Technikon SA (Former) and  Higher Diploma of Education from NWU.

Work Background

Jean works at the University of the Free State and has a sound knowledge and understanding of the HR industry.

Field of specialisation

Jean is the Faculty Head: Human Resource Management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Portia Heynes

Faculty member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Portia holds a Master in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Cape Town.

Work Background

Portia works in the field of systems thinking & designing sustainable learning strategies and cultures. She has worked for local and global companies in cross functional roles across multiple industries by design. This has provided her with great insights on the learning challenges experienced in Organisations and the resultant negative impact i.e. restructures and job losses.

She was privileged to have been exposed to great learning Organisations and interventions which challenged her world view and perspectives. Her interest in Systems thinking started in 2002, where she observed the nature of the inter-dependencies between the value of unlocking potential in individuals and how this can contribute to the sustainability of society and organisations at large.

In 2007, she combined her passion for developing individuals with a systems thinking based MBA, her thesis being based on “employability”, which surfaced the socio-economic challenges in South Africa and recommended an ideal Organisational learning design. Whilst heading Learning and Development divisions in various Organisations, she experienced learning, to a large degree, as transactional, to a point of ticking compliance boxes and treating symptoms, instead of surfacing route causes to create value and impact. It was whilst studying at Insead Business School in Paris that she started exploring “What value creation really means”. She has a demonstrated track record of how systems thinking can be applied in highly complex Organisational environments. She is embarking on her Doctorate, which is focused on how systems thinking can be applied in the design of a systemic educational design for learning to be more relevant and value creating.

Field of specialisation

Systemic Thinking; Leadership & Management; Strategy; Organisational and Learning Design or Strategy; Personal Brand & Mastery; Coaching; Online content Development; Business Management; Operations; Sales and Customer Service.

 

 

Kerryn Irvin

Faculty: Management of People

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Kerryn holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Sociology from WITS, as well as an Honours in Psychology from RAU (now UJ).

Work Background

Kerryn’s experience includes leading a team of psychologists in the strategy and operations of a unique tool to help managers and leaders understand their influence and effect on the people around them, creating FNB’s orientation programme and then its facilitation, as well as creating and launching a new “on the job” training programme for Edgars, and facilitating workshops countrywide to launch the product.

Field of specialisation

Kerryn teaches Management of People at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Gerhard Janse van Rensburg

Faculty: Managerial Leadership

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Gerhard holds a B.A (Hebrew and Philosophy), a number of theology qualifications including a D.Th (Practical Theology – Thesis: Leadership and organisational structures in congregations) and MCom (Leadership Studies) – Dissertation title: The need and process for the change from a management to a leadership culture in organisations.

Work Background

Gerhard founded New Era Leadership and worked as a leadership and executive coach, development facilitator and academic supervisor since 2002.

He is a co-developer of the leadership development component of the National Human Resources Management Standards and certified as a PDA Analyst and MyPDA Coach. Since 2015 Gerhard is a director of the Future Leaders Africa online development journey.

Gerhard is well-known for his articles in the leadership field and is a column writer for the CEO magazine. He published two leadership books, The Leadership Challenge In Africa (foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu), and Leadership Thoughts. He is furthermore chosen by Motivational Press as one of their community of leading experts, thought leaders, and industry authorities.

His articles were published in several leadership, management and human resources publications such as CEO, PMR, HR Future, HR.com and BusinessBrief.

Field of specialisation

Gerhard facilitates modules focused on leadership development at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Pieter Joubert

Faculty: Project Management

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Piet holds a BA (Psychology) from UP, a BA (Honours) (Industrial relations and advanced organisational behaviour) from UPE (now NMMU), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management (RAU) (now UJ).

Work Background

Piet has many years of consulting experience, including business process mapping, and focusing on project management in particular.

Field of specialisation

Piet facilitates Project Management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Dzingai Katsamba

Faculy member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Dr. Dzingai Katsamba, holds a Doctorate in Business Leadership-Organisational Innovation (DBL) from University of South Africa (UNISA).

Work Background

Dr. Katsamba is an entrepreneur with interests in engineering, medical equipment, consultancy and has businesses across Africa. He is an academic of repute who works with various institutions to impart his practical knowledge coupled with his academic experience.

Field of specialisation

Dr. Katsamba lectures, Innovation, Strategy, and Business Leadership up to PHD level and supervises dissertations at The Da Vinci Institute from February 2018.

 

Mario Landman

Faculty member

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Dr Mario Landman holds a Doctor of Technology in Language Practice (TUT); Master of Arts in Literary Theory (UNISA); Honours Bachelor of Arts in Literary Theory (UNISA); Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature, specializing in Creative Writing (UNISA); and National Diploma in Film and Video Technology (TUT).

Work Background

Dr. Mario Landman is a seasoned Academic Management Professional with more than fifteen years’ experience in the Private Higher-, Further- and Secondary Education Sectors. Focusing specifically on the promotion of best practices in Academic Quality Assurance and Student Support, Mario has applied his trade to training and professional development in various industries including, but not limited to, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Teaching, Nursing, Health and Welfare, Fashion Design, and the Arts and Digital Sciences. After serving his tenure at various large education institutions over the last decade, Mario took on the role of consultant which allowed him to share his expertise with more organizations serving a more diverse spectrum of training sectors. Since the beginning of 2018, Mario has taken on the full-time roll of Dean: Design at The Da Vinci Institute. Mario is a regular contributor to conferences and publications on matters pertaining to Academic Quality Management Systems and Student Experience Management.

Field of specialisation

Mario lectures Academic Literacy at The Da Vinci Institute from February 2018.

 

Nadia Landman

Faculty member

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Nadia Landman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the IMM Graduate School.

Work Background

Nadia Landman is Marketing and User Experience Strategist who partners with CEOs, executives, and solopreneurs to grow their businesses and professional brands. After spending more than a decade working in Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management as a Marketer and Solution-Sales Specialist, Nadia knows what truly drives conversions, builds pipeline and creates data for business decision-making – and it’s not mastering the marketing trend of the week. It’s how well you connect with the people inside the business and provide enabling technologies to drive dynamic data for business decision making.

Nadia has worked for and with major multi-nationals in Advertising, Professional Services, Automotive as well as the Education, Training and Development sectors.  Nadia has landed coverage on CNBC Africa, Microsoft 4 Africa, and CliffCentral and is an avid blogger. In addition to her extensive marketing and UX experience, Nadia is also an experienced lecturer in the fields of Digital Literacy and Business Information Systems.

Nadia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing Management majoring in Advertising Production Management, Sales Management, and Services Marketing. Nadia is currently completing professional development programmes focussing on User Experience Design and User Interaction Design with the Interaction Design Foundation in Copenhagen.

Field of specialisation

Nadia lectures Marketing Management at The Da Vinci Institute from 2018.

 

Tshepho Langa

Faculty member

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Tshepho holds a Master of Business Administration (USB) degree. His other qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (UKZN), Advanced Diploma in Economic Policy (UWC) and Programme in Supply Chain Management (UNISA).

Work Background

Tshepho has worked in the Clothing Retail, Store Management, Planning & Buying Sector for 3 years. Tshepho has worked in Banking, both Retail and Business Banking with roles including Branch management, Business management and Strategy with a total of 12 years’ experience.

Field of specialisation

Tshepho is passionate about public speaking, lecturing and leadership. He is currently teaching Economics (BCom first year) at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Wing Sze Vingin Leung

Faculty Member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Wing Sze Vingin Leung holds a Bachelor of Education Degree (B. Ed) in 2010 from University of the Witwatersrand.  Straight after 2011, she completed her Bachelor of Education Degree with Honours (B. Ed – Hons), specialising in Mathematics.  Vingin currently studying Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA). 

Work Background

Vingin is currently the senior lecturer for mathematics, for a private higher institute in South Africa.  She coordinate six different mathematic modules across 12 campuses.  From 2010 to 2015 Vingin was working in University of the Witwatersrand – Wits Maths Connect Secondary Project as a research manger’s assistant and administrator.  

Field of specialisation

Vingin lectures Mathematics at The Da Vinci Institute from 2018.

 

Pascal Bohulu Mabelo

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Pascal holds an MSc (Engineering) from the University of Witwatersrand, an MBA from Business School Netherlands (BSN International), and several project-related diplomas and certificates (e.g., advanced project management, systems engineering, total quality management TQM, value management, multi-disciplinary railway engineering) from various local institutions.

Pascal also holds a number of project management accreditations, including the following: Professional Engineer (Pr Eng), ECSA, 1999; Project Management professional (PMP No 26011), PMI, 2000; Prince2 Practitioner (P2R), OGC-UK, 2004; PMSA Professional Member (Pr PMSA), PMSA, 2008, and; Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr  CPM), SACPCMP, 2008.

Work Background

Pascal is working as an independent management consultant through his independent consultancy [E 6 Project Consulting (Pty) Ltd] and contracts on diverse assignments in both private and public sectors – he promotes the application of Systems Engineering concepts and practices  to solve complexity in large infrastructure projects, which shall eventually result in reduced risks of cost and schedule overruns and/or project failure.

Pascal possesses a wide range of technical and managerial skills pertaining to projects and has had the opportunity to work in large-scale infrastructure projects, with people from various backgrounds, and across Africa. He has worked as a design engineer on large infrastructure projects, before joining a global consulting firm providing business solutions. He has in recent times established and then headed up (for eight years) the Project Management Centre of Excellence (PM-CoE) at Transnet Capital Projects.

Pascal has earned more than 25 years of professional experience in the industry, has authored several articles in Project Management journals and magazines, and has lectured on project processes at University of Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, and University of Pretoria.

Pascal has steadily built up an extensive network in the industry and has been previously honoured to serve as the Chairman of the Project Management South Africa (PMSA), the leading Project Management professional association in Southern Africa.

Field of specialisation

Pascal facilitates Project Management and Systems Thinking at The Da Vinci Institute from 2017.

 

Ntokozo Mahlangu

Faculty: Risk Management and Business Ethics

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Ntokozo holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree from The University of South Africa and a Master’s degree from The Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Ntokozo works in the Financial Services industry specialising in Operational Risk Management. He joined Investec Bank Limited in 2011 as part of the Legal Risk team in the SA Private Banking business before moving into the UK banking Middle Office team in Sept 2011.

After expressing an interest in Risk Management, he requested a secondment opportunity in Group Internal Audit at the end of 2013. As this exposed him to the Risk and Control environment, the spark to work in Operational Risk was immediately ignited.

In 2013, Ntoks was part of a UK banking project team as an Operations specialist before joining their Quality Assurance team in September 2013 where for the two years their displayed a great passion for coaching and partnering with business. This involved facilitating incident management and problem solving, identification and maintenance of relevant indicators, and facilitating appropriate action plans.

In February 2015, he was selected to join the Private Banking Masters Programme where his dissertation topic explored the concept of the effectiveness Investec’s combined assurance. The aim of his research was to define the roles in risk management, and how they could be utilized more successfully in supporting management teams in driving the business strategic objectives. Late 2015, Ntoks made a move into Operational Risk Management as a Risk Manager and later joined Group Operational Risk as an Operational Risk Consultant.

Field of specialisation

Ntokozo facilitates Risk Management and Business Ethics at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Madi Malemu

Faculty Member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Madi holds a B Com (Hons) Business Management (2005) from Midlands State University

Work Background

Works in the Supply Chain.

Field of specialisation

Lectures Supply Chain at the Da Vinci Institute from 2015

 

Henra Mayer

Faculty Head: Management of Innovation

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Henra holds a BA degree with a focus on languages from UP.  She has also completed a Programme in Business Leadership (PBL) at UNISA, and a Masters in Business Leadership from the UNISA SBL.

Work Background

Henra is a respected innovation measurement specialist. Innovation measurement was the focus of her Master studies and she has since delivered several keynote addresses and conference papers on the topic.  She also published various articles highlighting innovation measurement imperatives and demonstrating subject matter expertise. 

Henra also acts as Innovation adjudicator for various innovation related competitions. She is currently acting as a judge for the Accenture/Da Vinci Innovation Index Awards, serves as TT100 (Top Technology 100) adjudicator, acted as an adjudicator for the University of Pretoria on their annual Innovation in Engineering competition as well as for the FASA (Franchisee Association of SA) Awards. She also acted as an editorial panellist for The SA Innovator Magazine, contributes weekly to the New Age Newspaper’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship column and guides weekly Innocentrix publications in TechSmart Magazine.

Field of specialisation

Henra is the Faculty Head: Management of Innovation at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Zane Mheyamwa

Faculty member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Zane holds a MBA and a Postgraduate Diploma (Business Studies) from Edinburgh Business School

Work Background

Zane works currently as a Chief Finance Officer for the Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Services, in charge of the financial management unit, supply chain management unit and the inventory management unit. He is also an Executive Director of the company and interface with various board committees and a member of the EXCO of the organisation.

Field of specialisation

Zane is part of the Financial Accounting Faculty at The Da Vinci Institute from April 2017.

 

 

Ronald Mlalazi

Faculty:  Supply Chain Management

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Ronald holds an MSc Procurement (University of South Wales), a Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (CIPS-UK), and a Higher National Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Work Background

Ronald has worked in Supply Chain Management for quite some time and he is a well-known player in education and training in the Supply Chain Management field, having impacted the national curricula (National Treasury as well as Palama), and lecturing in this field for several years.

Field of specialisation

Ronald teaches Supply Chain Management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Unathi Mntonintshi

Faculty Head:  Business Ethics, Faculty: Business Management

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Unathi holds a B.Tech Civil Engineering (Peninsula Technikon), an MSc Transportation Planning (UP) as well as an MBA Finance (UP).

Work Background

Besides his experience as an Engineer, Unathi has a wealth of experience in business, including extensive management consulting experience.  He has also served as a member of the Transport Appeal Tribunal (Ministerial appointment) from 2006 – 2008, as a Member of the Regulating Committee for ACSA and ATNS (2008 – 2011), Chairperson of the Regulating Committee for ACSA and ATNS (2013 – 2016), as well as a Non-Executive Director of the Gautrain Management Agency (2015 to current).

He is passionate about ethics and good corporate governance, especially in state owned enterprises.

Field of specialisation

Unathi facilitates Business Management as well as Business Ethics at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Khali Mofuoa

Faculty member

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

He is a PhD student in professional and business ethics with Charles Sturt University in Australia. His PhD thesis is on the topic of corporate social responsibility in the light of an African moral theory, and is currently under examination. His areas of research interest include professional and business ethics, applied ethics, African ethics and leadership, public administration and management and 18th and 19th Century African thought.

Khali holds MPhil in Applied Ethics from University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); Master’s degree in Public Sector Management from University of the West Indies (Jamaica); Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from Universities of Cape Town (South Africa), Namibia and Lesotho; and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration from the National University of Lesotho.

Work Background

Khali works at the Road Accident Fund as a General Manager Ethics. He is a former ethics practitioner in the private sector at Vodacom Group Limited; former Assistant lecturer/Research Assistant in applied ethics at St. Augustine College of South Africa; former Lecturer in Political and Administrative Studies at National University of Lesotho, and former Human resources practitioner in the public sector. Khali is a member of the Ethics Institute (TEI) and the Business Network of Africa (Ben-Africa) professional bodies. He is also a former member and president of Vodacom Midrand Toastmasters.

Field of specialisation

Khali facilitates business ethics module at The Da Vinci Institute from 2018. He is a Certified Ethics Officer with the Ethics Institute (TEI).

 

Judy Molefi

Faculty:  Banking

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Judy holds a BA Degree (Applied Psychology) (UNISA), a BA (Honours)( Applied Psychology for Professional Contexts) (UNISA) a Diploma (HR) (Allenby), as well as a Certificate: HIV/AIDS Care & Counselling (UNISA).

Work Background

Judy has 12 years’ experience in Retail Banking; both as a banking hall controller, and overseeing tellers and enquiries.  She also worked as a facilitator of learning for 7 years, and spent almost a year as a Relationship Manager at head office level, building relationships internally between Group HR and Line.

The past 16 years were spent in her own practice as a consultant, associate and coach in the learning environment but diverse industries including young graduates and bursary students.

Field of specialisation

Judy teaches a number of banking modules at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Velaphi Mpolweni

Faculty: Risk Management

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Velaphi holds the following qualifications, diploma Electrical Engineering from Johannesburg Technical College, degrees B Com ( Business Management & Industrial Psychology), Post graduation diploma from UNISA, Post graduation diploma in Compliance with distinction from University of Johannesburg and an MBA from University of Potchefstroom.

Work Background

Velaphi occupied different senior leadership roles in the Public and Banking sector. He has experience in the fields of Operations, Retail Sales, Sales Support, Risk and Compliance. He also practices as a coach and mentor with the focus on the youth, management and leadership development

Field of specialisation

Velaphi specialised in Managerial Leadership, Risk and Compliance, Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Communication.

 

 

Siddiah Muthee

Faculty: Work Based Challenge (research, undergraduate), Business Communication

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Siddiah holds a BA degree (Language Practitioners) (UJ) and Honours: Applied Linguistics (UJ) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Milpark).  She also took French lessons from the Alliance Francaise for a period of two years.

Work Background

Siddiah has held various posts in the Learning and Development (L&D) and the Human Capital space, ranging from being an Instructional Designer, Learning Consultant and Project Manager before branching into Business to incorporate Business Management to L&D and Human Capital, in the business sphere, she has held positions such as a Business Development Manager, Relationship Manager, Regional General Manager and Strategic Account Manager.

Field of specialisation

Siddiah is passionate about research and about teaching students academic writing skills.  She teaches Work Based Challenge (undergraduate research) and Business Communication (writing) at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Ann Naicker

Faculty: Human Resource Management, Management of People

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Ann Naicker holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management (Dip: HRM), a degree in Social Science (B.SocSci), a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management(Post Grad: Dip: Bus Mgt)  and a Masters in Business Administration(MBA). She is currently reading her Doctorate in Leadership – Leadership and Change.

Work Background

Ann has worked across multiple industries within her 17year working career. This includes both the private sector and the public sector (locally and internationally).  She worked at, amongst others, Oracle (SA), MTN, Edcon, Woolworths, SABC, Hollard, Mutual and Federal, MultiChoice, Eskom and Transnet (Pipelines).  She managed diverse and multiple portfolios at stepped levels within her corporate career, namely from junior management levels to executive management.  Her passion, however, lies with the development of people and this has been her key focus.

Field of specialisation

Ann facilitates Human Resource Management and the Management of People at The Institute.

 

Mthandazo Ncube

Faculty member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Dr Mtha Ncube holds a PhD (Moti)from The Davinci Institute for Technology Management; Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal; Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) from the University of Natal; Chartered Secretary Diploma (CIS) form the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators; Diploma in Project Management from the Executive Education College, and Advanced Diploma in Bookkeeping from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Work Background

Dr Mtha works in the entrepreneurship space where he provides holistic business development services to particularly the SMME sector. Mtha also provides business turnaround and research services to the SMME, corporate and public sectors. During the last 20 years, Dr Mtha, has worked for different organisations in the positions of Accountant, Finance Manager and Project Manager for Local Economic Development. He has more than 14 years’ facilitation experience having facilitated various programmes, including entrepreneurship, project management, financial accounting and other business related programmes at reputable learning institutions such as the University of Johannesburg and the German Centre of Quality Assurance in Sudan. Mtha is the founder and current Managing Director of two sustainable enterprises, Insedlu Business Companion (Management Consulting cum Accounting Firm) and Amanzi de Leau (a company that manufactures bottled spring water).

Field of specialisation

Dr Mtha facilitates Managing Systems Way, Project Management, Financial Accounting, Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the Da Vinci Institute since 2017. He also supervises research for Masters and PhD learners.

 

 

Raldu Nel

Faculty Head: Implementation – Monitoring & Evaluation

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Raldu holds a B-Com Accounting Degree Qualification (1994-1996) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Work Background

Raldu works across Industry with Global Multi-Nationals and Public Private Partnerships to operationalizing Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa and Africa.

Field of specialisation

Raldu is the Faculty Head for Implementation: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Implementing Innovative Solutions to WBC’s with Corporate Clients at The Da Vinci Institute from 2017.

 

 

Thamsanqa Netha

Faculty member

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Thamsanqa holds a Masters in Development Finance from Stellenbosch Business School; BCom (Hons) in Economics from University of Johannesburg and a BCom in I.T. Management from the University of Johannesburg.

Work Background

Thamsanqa is an entrepreneur and financial services professional, with experience in wide range of fields including corporate finance, project finance, M&A and private equity.

He has a sound understanding of finance and investment specialising in identifying investment opportunities and creating value post-investment. His expertise goes beyond technical knowledge and has included understanding different businesses, setting, monitoring and improving their strategies in established and new markets.

He has worked primarily in Africa, particularly South Africa, but has knowledge of other countries in Southern Africa and Europe. In these countries, he has regularly engaged with senior business stakeholders, industry leaders and regulators.

Field of specialisation

Thamsanqa facilitates Global Business, Economics, Finance and Management for Business Leaders at The Da Vinci Institute form 2017.

 

 

Olivia Nyahokwe

Faculty: Economics

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Olivia holds a BCom Business Management & Economics (Fort Hare), a BCom (Honours) (Fort Hare), and a MCom (Economics) (Fort Hare). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at UJ.

Work Background

Olivia has lectured in the field of Economics at a number of Universities and has also published in peer-reviewed journals.

Field of specialisation

Olivia facilitates Economics at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

 

Yzette Oelofse

Faculty: Banking

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Yzette holds a BCom Law Degree and an Honours Degree in Financial Management.

Work Background

Yzette worked in Commercial banking for 8 years. She has experience in Sales, Credit, Investments, Transactional banking.

Field of specialisation

Yzette is a member of Golden Key Honour Society. Her academic interest would be obtaining a BCom Law Degree Cum Laude. Yzette is passionate about educating learners who have the potential to achieve their dreams.

She teaches a number of Banking modules at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Logan Padayachee

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Logan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (B.Comm) from UNISA, a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA, a Master of Science Degree in Management of Technology and Innovation (MSc) from Da Vinci. He also has a Diploma in Telecommunications and is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Engineering Technologist (Pr. Tech. Eng.)

Work Background

Logan has worked in the ICT sector for over three decades and has vast experience in Telecommunications networks and operations management. He also over 15 years of experience in the corporate environment with particular focus on Corporate and Business strategy as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. He also has over two years of experience working in Nigeria in mobile telecommunications.

Field of specialisation

Logan lectures Project Management at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Ryan Parker

Faculty: Banking

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Ryan holds a Degree in Industrial Psychology, post graduate qualifications in Business Science from GIBS and the University of Stellenbosch, and a post graduate Diploma in Change Management (UNISA 2015). Ryan is currently studying towards a Masters in Education (Virtual Learning Environments) at the University of South Wales.

Work Background

Ryan’s early experiences as Lecturer and Academic Head for Damelin School of Business ingrained in him the importance of gaining measurable results from training, while his last Full Time Employed position as Head of Learning & Development for Nedbank’s Client Services Cluster, where he was mandated to build a culture of learning against the backdrop of some of the most turbulent times in the history of Nedbank, taught him the importance of balancing the wants of the learner with needs of the client.

His experience includes building Executive Development programs, landing blended learning for complex IT projects to developing short, fun team building sessions for millennials, or creating serious sales training aimed at business owners.

Field of specialisation

Ryan is teaching a number of Banking related modules at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Tumi Pitsie

Faculty member

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Tumi holds the following academic qualifications: Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria (Feb 2001 – Dec 2002); Diploma in Investment Management from Rand Afrikaans University (now called the University of Johannesburg (Jul 1998 – Apr 1999); Certificate in Management: Management Advancement Programme (MAP) from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Wits University (Sep 1996 – Jun 1997) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree: Economics Major from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA (Sep 1989 – May 1993).

Tumi has also completed a company tailored programme called the “Thebe Leadership Development Programme” at Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria (Oct 2009 – Mar 2010).

Work Background

Tumi has over two decades working experiences in various industries as a Business Consultant & Advisor, Associate/Assistant to C-Suite Executives; and a general management analyst. Focus areas include Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBBEE); Business Transformation & Change Management; and Strategy Facilitation. Research interests: Economics, Strategy, Learning & Development, and Career Management.

Field of specialisation

In 2017, Tumi is currently facilitating at The Da Vinci Institute a module called the “Global Environment of Business”.  The module explores and encourages dynamics thinking in a VUCA world, i.e. a business environment which is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.  The module encompasses macro-economics, industrial & economic trends, statistical analysis, and the required mindset to navigate the VUCA world.

 

 

Theo Potgieter

Faculty: Banking

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Theo holds a Sc. Agric (Agricultural Economics) (US),  Hons B.Sc. (AgEcon) (US) and a MBA (UP) (Dissertation topic: The economic evaluation of the Zoeknog Coffee Project in Lebowa with the assistance of current investment criteria

Work Background

Theo has worked in the Venda Homeland, Department of Agriculture for 4 years as an Ag Economist, in the Economic Development Corporation, Ag Economist for 4 years, then Standard Bank for 25 years in various positions, ending as the Provincial Director Free State and Northern Cape. Theo also worked at the School of Management, Free State University for 6 years and served on the Board of the Landbank for 5 years.

Field of specialisation

Theo has extensive experience in retail banking and has specialised in the challenges of the BBBEE legislation for smaller businesses. Theo presented pre- and post-graduate programmes on BBBEE at the University of the Free State. He also has a long-standing interest in development economics and the challenges that come with it.

Theo is passionate about facilitating Banking modules at The Da Vinci Institute.  He enjoys facilitation/interacting with students.

 

Mary-Anne Potter

Faculty Member

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Mary-Anne holds a Masters in English (MA, Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa.

Work Background

Mary-Anne works in the field of English studies (being a former Head of Programme), Visual Communications and Academic Literacy at various private Higher Education institutions including Inscape Design College and Pearson Institute of Higher Edication (formerly Midrand Graduate Institute). She has also been a course developer for various modules relating to these fields, and a external marker for Unisa’s Honours in Gender Studies. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Literature and Philosophy.

Field of specialisation

Mary-Anne lectures Academic Literacy at The Da Vinci Institute from 2018.

 

Zander Powell

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Zander holds a Management Certificate (2004) from GIBS as well as a Gamification Design Certificate from Wharton School at Pennsylvania State University (2016).

He is also a qualified De Bono Thinking Systems and Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument lecturer.

Work Background

Zander has 12 years’ experience working in the innovation management field and is a Partner Manager and Senior Innovation Specialist at Innocentrix, a niche innovation business consultancy, responsible for managing Innocentrix’ international House of Brands and innovation technology partners, managing the Innocentrix Thinkubator and building the innovation ecosystem.

He previously held positions in the banking sector as well as in management consulting where I specialised in the application of Edward de Bono’s Thinking Systems and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument to stimulate different thinking for creating new value.

Field of specialisation

Zander facilitates Management of Innovation courses at The Da Vinci Institute from 2017.

 

 

 

Dawn Pretorius

Faculty: Banking

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Dawn holds a Masters in Commerce from the Potchefstroom University. Her dissertation dealt with Private Banking Services in South Africa. She also holds a B.Tech Banking degree and has completed a number of other banking/commercial qualifications and courses.

Work Background

Dawn has spent a lifetime in banking with experience in various aspects of banking including trust company of bank, offshore banking and structures, private and commercial banking, strategy, preparation for merger Standard Bank and Liberty wealth.

Field of specialisation

Her field of specialisation is corporate governance and compliance, with particular emphasis on banking. She is passionate about facilitating Banking modules at Da Vinci as she loves learning from her students and growing her mind together with theirs.

 

 

Merusha Reddi

Facilitator: Accsys

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Merusha holds a Bachelor of Education in (Further Education and Training) and a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Education Management, Law and Policy Studies from the University of Pretoria. She has been registered as an assessor with the ETDP-SETA and is also registered with the South African Council of Educators.

Work Background

Merusha’s work background is Education, Training and eLearning. Upon joining Accsys as an eLearning Facilitator in Payroll Administration, her passion for payroll and love of education intertwined. With the teachings and mentoring received from the payroll experts at Accsys, she has grown to become well skilled in Payroll Operations, Payroll Administration and in the training of Payroll software.

Field of specialisation

Merusha facilitates the Payroll Content under the BCom Business Management degree at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Jayesh Reddy

Facilitator: Systems Thinking, Management of Technology

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Jayesh holds a BSc Computer Science (UKZN) and an MSc (MOTI) from The Da Vinci Institute.

Work Background

Since 2015, Jayesh has been working as an independent business consultant/advisor, specialising in the development of business cases and specifications and evaluating business operations.  He also facilitates classes in systems thinking at a number of institutions.

Field of specialisation

Jayesh is facilitating Management of Technology and Systems Thinking at The Da Vinci Institute since 2016.

 

Philip Ridgwell

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Philip holds a; BsC hons, 1978 (chemistry Sheffield); PhD 1981 (Organo-metalic chemistry, Sheffield); MBL (UNISA) 1987; Professional Coaching Certificate 2012 (UCT, Graduate School of Business, Centre for Coaching and Coach Supervision Certificate, 2015 (Jo Searle, ICF accredited)

Work Background

1982 – 2000 Chemical Industry South Africa; Sentrachem, Afrox, Sentrachem, African Amines. 2000-2017 Financial Services; Nedbank.

He is a fully accredited ICF coach, at ACC level, and a registered COMENSA coach and coach supervisor. He is also an accredited Enneagram practitioner. He has spent the last 14 years in active business and executive coaching within the Financial Services sector and now two years as a coach supervisor for our in-house company coaching cadre (50 active coaches). He is experienced in one on one, group and (telephonic) virtual coaching and coach supervision.

He is a coaching graduate from The UCT Graduate Business School “Centre for Coaching” (Professional Coaching Course – UCT). Unusually, I also have a PhD in chemistry (Sheffield), combined with a business degree (MBL, UNISA), with 19 years at a senior or executive level in the Chemical Industry and now 17 years in Financial Services.

Field of specialisation

Da Vinci Faculty Member Feb 2018.

 

 

Satish Roopa

Faculty: Managerial Leadership

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Satish holds a B.Juris degree and an LLB from UNISA, as well as an M.Phil (related to management sciences) from the University of Stellenbosch. 

Work Background

Satish practised as a human rights and labour lawyer in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was involved in a large number of political development forums and negotiating teams and served as member and office-bearer of a variety of organisations, including Lawyers for Human Rights.

Field of specialisation

For the past 20 years, Satish has been involved in the management of a number of companies. He currently serves as a non-executive director on the Board of the Gautrain Management Agency. He also inter alia served on the Board of ABSA in the North West Province, as well as a number of other companies.

Satish teaches managerial leadership (including supervision) at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Patricia Roper

Faculty: Human Resource Management, Banking, Management of People

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Pat holds a BCom degree, a Results Coach Certificate, as well as a Masters in Business Leadership from the UNISA SBL.

Work Background

Pat has over 20 years’ human resources experience and worked for the following industries: Banking, Telecommunication, Motor Industry, Healthcare, Retail and Wholesale Worked for private institutions and government, as well as multinational organisations. Accredited Assessor and Moderator with the following Setas: Merseta, Services Seta, Local Government Seta, Retail and Wholesale Seta and MICT seta.

Field of specialisation

Pat facilitates Human Resource Management, Management of People, Change Management as well as Banking modules at The Da Vinci Institute.

She is a member of the SABPP (South African Board for Personnel Practice) as well as the International Coaching Federation.

 

Shaun Ruysenaar

Faculty: Managerial Leadership

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Shaun holds a PhD in Social and Political Science (African Studies) from the University of Edinburgh. His undergraduate was in Physics and Environmental Management with and Honors and MSc in Geographical Science.

Work Background

Shaun has worked as a research and management consultant for 10 years in a range of fields covering GIS, food security, environmental management, strategy, policy and general management

Field of specialisation

Shaun is a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and IODSA and has published peer-reviewed articles in the field of food security, biofuels and policy (internationally).

Shaun is teaching managerial leadership (including supervision) at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

 

Ross Saunders

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Ross holds an M.Sc (MOTI) Cum Laude from The Da Vinci Institute. In addition to this, Ross is a certified practitioner in both Managing Successful Programmes (APMG) and ACL Data Analytics (ACDA).

Work Background

Ross has 15 years’ experience in the IT sector and is currently Director of Global Technology Services at Cura Software – a multinational Governance, Risk and Compliance software house. Ross has a proven track record of technical leadership within multiple software companies across numerous industries, such as hospitality, legal, and financial.

His experience and roles have ranged from beginnings in a call-centre through to managing global teams in both software support and software content development. He has gained direct experience in desktop support, networking, infrastructure planning, software development, software support, and strategic management. Ross has served on numerous advisory boards, including Information Security (InfoSec), Product Advisory, Public Relations, Marketing, and Technology Advisory.

Field of specialisation

Ross facilitates ICT management for BCom Students at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Brian Scallan

Faculty Member:  Economics

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Brian holds a B.Sc (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Cape Town; a B.Com (Economics) degree from the University of South Africa and Master of Business Administration  degree from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.  

Work Background

Brian is currently an independent consultant in corporate finance focusing particularly on raising finance for new ventures and articulating the merits of the strategy and business model to obtain the funding using, inter alia, extensive economic analysis and managerial economics. He has previously lectured on a part time basis in economics and managerial economics for the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and CIMA qualifications.

Brian’s career started as a research officer at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) but after completing an MBA he became a management consultant. He has had fifteen years’ experience at Standard Bank including a period serving on the executive team of the merchant bank and being head of structured trade and commodity finance based in Johannesburg.  This was followed by a career in project finance and included a period as the gold trader for Banro Corporation a Canadian mining company operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while Vice President Commercial. He has served as financial director of Delrand Resources, a listed Canadian mining company that operated in the DRC and has served on the board of a Rio Tinto subsidiary.     He has extensive practical and international business experience in over 25 countries, providing real life examples in classes.

Field of Specialisation

Brian was appointed to the faculty (economics) at The Da Vinci Institute for the Management of Technology from June 2018.

 

Mamohau Sekgaphane

Faculty: Innovation; Business Transformation

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

She is currently in the final phases of her Doctorate studies. Her thesis deals with exploring an integral Organisational Change and Development frame grounded in the Southern relational path towards inclusive transformation, catalyzing social innovation. In her Master’s, having successfully completed the required course work she was invited and subsequently accepted into the Doctorate.

Work Background

Mamohau has worked in both the public and private sector in a range of consulting projects and capacities. Her most recent experience includes 6 years within the First Rand Group, where she worked as Head: Change Management in the Strategic Change Business Unit for the Wealth Segment of FNB where her work-based challenge leading to her current PhD emerged and subsequently as Head: Organisational Change and development of WesBank. Her latest role is at Henley Business School faculty on the PGDip programme where she designed the innovation module which she also facilitates. Part of her role includes marking of assessments as well as sitting as a panellist on various panels for graduation. She continues her work as independent consultant, coach and public speaking.

Field of specialisation

Mamohau is passionate about decoding human potential for exponential results. Her research interests also include unlocking the value of indigenous knowledge systems, gamification as energizing learning platform and communities of practice as relevant people form for moving systems forward.

 

 

Mokgethi Selebogo

Facilitator: Business Management

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Mokgethi holds a BCom degree (1990 – 1992 ) from the University of Bophuthatswana (now North West University and MBL (2004 – 2006) from University of South Africa school of Business Leadership.

Work Background

Mokgethi has over 20 years working experience in the corporate world. He served as the CEO and Board member of Prowalco (Pty) Ltd, Sales Director for FedEx, and Independent Business Development Consultant for New Africa Petroleum (NAP). Mr Selebogo also served as the Accounts & Card Processing Manager for Oberthur Card Systems. He started his working career with Unilever South Africa as an Assistant Accounts Manager and a Sales Representative in 1993.

Field of specialisation

Mokgethi a facilitator for Business Management at The Da Vinci Institute starting from February 2017.

 

 

 

Godwin Shamuyarira

Faculty member

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Godwin holds a Bachelor of Accounting Hons from the University of Zimbabwe and a National Certificate in Wealth Management.

Work Background

Godwin works in Finance for a period spanning over 15 years. He took on several roles including that of an Auditor, Management Accountant ultimately becoming a Finance Manager.

Company accounts, Sole Trader Accounts, Bank Recons, Incomplete records, Stock, Ratio Analysis, Interpretation of Accounts, Accounting Theory, Special

Field of specialisation

Godwin is facilitating Financial Accounting at The Da Vinci Institute from March 2017.

 

 

John Siti

Facilitator: Information, Communication and Telecommunication

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

John holds a Masters in (Management and Innovation) from Da Vinci Institute, BSc Honors (Information Systems) from UNISA and a BSc (Information Technology) for Midrand Graduate Institute.

Work Background

John has 12 years’ experience in investment banking environment with 4 years as a business solution architect and 8 years leading diverse teams coupled with interpersonal skills which give him a niche when it comes to delivering business value. As a result, he has a unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and as well as navigate complex challenges. Currently leading a Change Management Project in the department of Gauteng Infrastructure development

He is also a Board member of the School of Computing College of Science at UNISA. He is a Senior Business/ Techno Functional Analyst that plays a project role as a Functional and Technical consultant in end to end implementation. As Data Analyst Manager he managed a team of data analysts and was part of the Implementation team working on the field assets module for Metrobus.

Field of specialisation

John facilitates Information, Communication and Telecommunication at The Da Vinci Institute from March 2017.

 

Roger Snelgar

Faculty: Banking

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Roger holds a B. Social Science (UCT), a Diploma in Accountancy and the GIBS Professional Business Coaching Diploma.

Work Background

Roger worked in banking for 40 years and has experience in all aspects of commercial banking, both locally and overseas. In Standard Bank, some of the more senior roles he had fulfilled have been Head of HR for Retail Bank; CEO of Personal & Business Banking, Rest of Africa; CEO of Standard Lesotho Bank; Regional CEO, Central & Southern Africa.  He has also represented the Group on the Boards of several banking subsidiaries in Africa.

Field of specialisation

Roger facilitates a number of Banking related modules at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Carin Stoltz-Urban

Dean: Teaching and Learning

Faculty Head: Work Based Challenge(Undergraduate Research), Faculty: Business Communication

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Carin holds a Master of Public Management degree from the Regenesys School of Public Management and a Doctorate degree from the Da Vinci Institute. Her PhD thesis dealt with the retention and success of non-traditional postgraduate students.

Work Background

Carin has worked in both the public and the private sector in a range of managerial positions.  Her most recent experience includes 7 years at SAQA, where she worked as a Deputy Director in the Executive Office, 3 years as the Head of Professional Development and Education at CIPS Africa, and her full-time role at The Da Vinci Institute, since July 2014.

In her role as Dean: Teaching and Learning, Carin is accountable for the quality of teaching and learning at The Da Vinci Institute. She is responsible for the appointment and management of members of faculty, looking at both their academic expertise, their practical work experience, as well as their ability to facilitate learning. She is also responsible for quality assurance in terms of teaching and learning. In addition, she manages a team of Programme Coordinators and administrative and support staff, as well as student support specialists.

Field of specialisation

Carin is passionate about student success (student retention and throughput).  Her research interests also include teaching and learning and assessment.

 

Raymond Toga

Faculty member

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Raymond Toga is a young man who graduated with a Master of Commerce in Industrial Psychology (which incorporates Human Resources Management) at the University of Fort Hare. He also holds an Honours degree and a Bachelor’s degree from the same institution.  Raymond is currently enrolled for a Doctorate in Management of Technology and Innovation with The Da Vinci Institute.

 Work Background

As an experienced academic he possesses extensive lecturing and research knowledge, strong leadership skills and superb relationship management abilities. He has a working experience in developing and managing implementing of various spectrums to ensure effective education and training environment is achieved at campus level. Raymond is currently employed at The Da Vinci Institute as Programme Coordinator – Undergraduate Studies.

Field of specialisation

Raymond lectures Onboarding, Human Resource Management, Business Communication and Management of People at The Da Vinci Institute from 2018.

 

Greg Tosen

Faculty Head: Management of Technology and Systems Thinking

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Greg holds a National Diploma in Meteorology  (Dipl Met),  a BSc from the University of South Africa and a MSc (cum laude) from the University of Witwatersrand. In addition to this, Greg has undertaken a number of academic courses both nationally and international related to technology and science eg,  John F Kennedy School of Governance – Harvard University -“Mobilizing Science and Technology for Sustainable Development.”  He is currently completing his PhD in Technology Roadmapping at the Da Vinci Institute of Management Leadership.

Work Background

Gregory is currently Faculty Head – Management of Technology & Management of Systems (Systems Thinking) at the Da Vinci Institute of Management Leadership. He supervisors a number of MSc students in the area of technology leadership, innovation and systems thinking. He acts as an external examiner and has lectured on Research & Technology Management and related fields at Pretoria and Johannesburg Universities, the Max Planck Institute (Germany) as well as at number multi-nationals organisations. 

He has refereed for numerous National and International Environmental Journals and published and presented over 40 papers both nationally and internationally, edited and authored 4 books on technology and environmental related issues.            

His expertise in Technology Management goes back 32 years where he was General Manager Eskom R&D and led Eskom to numerous Top Technology 100 Awards in the area of Research Management and associated innovative products and patents.

Greg sits on a number of national and international Research Boards to name a few:

  • Chairman & President of the Global Board of the  International Energy Research Exchange run under the auspices of the  Japanese energy R&D Institute
  • Board Member of the Engineering Board of the University of Pretoria
  • Board Member of the Graduate School of the Management of Technology at the University of Pretoria
  • Board of the Power Institute of East and Southern Africa
  • Advisory Board member of Inter-Governmental Co-coordinating Committee for Climate Change (IPCC) in the preparation of a 3, 4 & 5th IPCC Assessments

Field of specialisation

Greg is the Faculty Head: Management of Technology and Systems Thinking at The Da Vinci Institute from September 2016.

 

Barry Urban

Faculty Head: Financial Accounting, Business Analysis

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Barry holds a B.Com (Econ) from Rhodes University, a B.Compt (Hons) from UNISA, and is a qualified C.A. (S.A.) (retired). He is also a TOCICO certified expert in the Theory of Constraint management philosophy.

Work Background

Barry worked as an auditor and accountant for 18 years and as a management consultant for 21 years.  In this time he built up extensive management expertise as well as experience in business analysis and improvement.

One of the positions he held was that of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SAQA, where he also built up extensive knowledge of the South African education and training landscape, as well as education policy.

Barry also serves as external moderator at both GIBS and the UFS.

Field of specialisation

Barry teaches Financial Accounting as well as Business Analysis at The Da Vinci Institute.

 

Elizabeth van der Wath

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Elizabeth Van Der Wath holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance and Marketing. 1980-1985 from UNISA (University of South Africa). Currently in First Year of MBA at Henley University.

Work Background

Elizabeth is a multi-skilled business strategy consultant and a marketing/sales practitioner with over 27 years of experience working with industry leaders in the fields of publishing, education, corporate training, food and beverage and other service industries as well as the non-profit sector. She has focussed on Strategy Consulting, Business Coaching, Corporate Training and Lecturing over the years. I focus on developing strategic business and strategic marketing solutions that are innovative, competitive and create value around four basic business tactics:  sustainability, innovation, growth, and profitability. Design and Facilitation of Corporate Training Programmes and lecturing is a key focus as well as Business Coaching for improvement.

Elizabeth van der Wath works in her own Strategy and Training Consultancy.

Field of specialisation

Strategy & Marketing, Human Resources, and Business Management.

Hendrien van Zyl

Faculty member

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Hendrien holds the following qualifications from the University of Pretoria: B Com (Personnel Management) (1985), B Com (Hons) (Business Economics) (1987), HED (Postgraduate) (1985) and a MBA (1998).

Work Background

Experience in the facilitation and assessment of learning includes Business management, leadership, coaching, presentation, and facilitation skill. Hendrien has also been involved in the design and development of curricula in these fields, from NQF level 3 to 9.

She has rendered coaching services to executives, managers, fast-tracked individuals, entrepreneurs, self-employed professionals, coaches and teams. This experience was gained in the wholesale and retail, manufacturing, transport, agriculture, automotive, health, education, security, and financial services industries.

Her consultation services focused on management and strategic HRD consultation, the design of competence frameworks, and the formulation of management and operational policies, procedures and supporting resources.

Contributing to the growth of individuals, teams and organisations through formal and informal coaching, mentoring, consultation, and the facilitation of learning gives her great joy.

Field of Specialisation

Hendrien lectures Business Management at The Da Vinci Institute from 2015. She has 12 years lecturing experience in Higher Education.

 

 

 

Deon van Zyl

Facilitator

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Deon holds a B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Clin. Psych.) from the University of Johannesburg and a D.Phil. from the University of Pretoria

Work Background

Deon van Zyl (D.Phil.) is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and has 26 years of experience as a Management, Training and Development Consultant within a wide range of organisations. He was an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Pretoria, where he lectured and practised for 13 years. He is past chairperson of the South African Institute for Clinical Psychology, a Professional Associate of the S.A. Association for Jungian Analysts and the African representative of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Deon has received two Academic Merit awards from the Human Sciences Research Council, and a HSRC research award for the “Psychological Influences on Human Immune Responses”, showing the relationship between stress and the body’s immune systems. He spent a year in the U S A on a post-doctoral grant from the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, researching a multi-disciplinary approach to behavioural medicine. He completed two summer intensive continuing education study programmes at the C G Jung Institute and the International School for Analytical Psychology, Zurich Switzerland. Recently he delivered papers at international conferences in the Netherlands, Kyoto (Japan), Chicago, Asheville, New York and Burlington (all in the U.S.A.), and he does regular lectures for the C G Jung Centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

He has 57 scientific and popular publications, including published conference proceedings and five book chapters to his name, both locally and overseas.

He has designed 31 customised training programs for companies over a wide range of industries.

Field of Specialisation

Deon facilitates Essential Process Leadership Practices at The Da Vinci Institute from June 2016 – Current 2017.

 

 

Jacques Velleman

Facilitator: Reverse Engineering the Future

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Jacques holds a BCompt (Honours) from UNISA and BCom (Accounting) for UJ.

Work Background

Jacques has established himself as an experienced entrepreneur and business coach who helps CEOs and their teams create an edge over their competitors.  His experience in both corporate and SME markets enables him to understand growth and what is needed to get a company from A to B.  He focuses on defined business objectives in conjunction with joining the financial numbers with people behaviours.  

His client base ranges from companies employing 10 people up to 400 people and transcends across various industries including manufacturing, distribution and services.

Jacques spent the first five years of his career at PwC, the largest professional services company in the world.  Following this, he founded a professional services company in Cape Town. Jacques subsequently served as a Board member and CFO of various companies, including ER24.  His experience has given him the ability to act as a catalyst for accountability that leads to measurable results.

In 2012, Jacques founded Centred.

Field of specialisation

Jacques facilitates Reverse Engineering the Future at The Da Vinci Institute from March 2017.

 

 

Andre Vermaak

Faculty member and Moderator

 

 

 

Qualifications / Academic Background

Andre holds a B.Sc (Physics, Chemistry), B.SC Honours Cum Laude and M.Sc University of Stellenbosch, MBL Cum Laude UNISA.

Work Background

Andre Vermaak is a highly skilled facilitator with vast experience of presenting programmes at management and executive levels. As part time lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Strategy and Leadership Module), da Vinci Institute (Strategy) and at UNISA SBL (Modules on Strategy and on Research for MBA’s) he has an in-depth knowledge of the latest business trends and research on leadership and management which adds much value to the programmes he presents.  He has extensive training and facilitation experience.

Field of specialisation

Andre is facilitating in Reverse Engineering the Future (Strategy) at The Da Vinci Institute since 2006. He also works as a contracted Moderator at The Da Vinci Institute.