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Executive MBA

Career Summary

Over 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing governance for transformation programs with a concurrent focus on new business development. Commenced career with EY, rapidly moving to senior manager level and being responsible for multiple internal growth programs over 11 years. Having redesigned the IT project office for Anglo American in 2008, joined KPMG as a senior manager responsible for major global new business projects, delivering in multiple countries across EMEA. Joined CWT in 2015 to redesign their IT portfolio governance office with a focus on digital transformation, later being moved to the customer and operations side of the business to manage the transformation office and project portfolio.

Key Skills

Digital Transformation portfolio management; program governance; portfolio risk management; designing and restructuring project management offices (PMOs); change management and internal communications; budget processes; stakeholder management at the most senior levels of organisations; managing teams; complex portfolio or project-related problem solving; wellbeing and disability cross-company engagement; coaching and development of project teams.

Future Objectives

Currently studying on the Business School's Executive MBA and not actively job hunting. Developing into a senior leadership role in business operations, with a focus on ESG related teams; applying extensive experience of governance and senior stakeholder management to deliver the strategy for an organisation that is a leader in their industry sector.

Senior Director – global transformation office for Customer and Traveller Experience

CWT (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel)

2015 – Present

Bid Director

Odgers Berndtson

2013 – 2015

Senior Manager Global Winning Business


2009 – 2013

Bachelor of Commerce

University of the Witwatersrand