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About The Future of HR

HR is rapidly becoming one of the most influential departments of an organisation, from constructing the corporate brand identity and aligning strategic and organizational goals, to ensuring the implementation of legislation through the systems and processes of the company.

The Future of HR Awards seeks candidates who represent the best in the Human Resources Management (HR) profession in South Africa. Industry leaders are brought together to celebrate excellence in the HR profession, recognising individuals, teams and organisations for their outstanding achievements in people management by showcasing strategies and practices that deliver direct impact on business performance and innovations that set new standards for the industry.

The Future of HR is an innovation-focused initiative, the Future of HR Summit is an annual gathering in which business leaders and HR thought leaders can share their challenges and successes, to advance strategic HR within their organisations and across the economy. The Future of HR Awards complements the Summit by recognising and promoting the leading lights of the HR industry today; individuals and companies busy reshaping HR into a cutting-edge strategic component integrated with their vision and mission. Every year, our award winners raise the bar higher.

Change isn’t coming. It’s here. We can struggle to survive or we can adapt and thrive, in the workplace of tomorrow. HR is undergoing a closely-watched revolution, through digital disruption, with tech tools and human ingenuity combining to evolve HR’s business impact exponentially. The Summit helps delegates prepare for the hyper-digitised workplace of tomorrow.




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Our 2019 Sponsors

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2019 Breakaway Partners

2019 Masterclass Sponsor


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2019 Event App Management Partner


2019 Strategic Partners

2019 Media Partner

2019 Exhibition Sponsors


2019 Corporate Table


Speaker Network

Tirelo Sibisi

Executive Vice President

Group Human Resources at AngloGold Ashanti

Mark Baker

Founder and CEO


Ashnie Muthusamy

Head of Talent Management

Sun International

Pete Howie

Operations Director

Seattle Coffee Co.

Thabo Mashongoane


National Skills Authority

Anish Shivdasani

Co-founder & CEO


Deborah Hartung

Hacking HR Partner


Tricia Jones

Founder and MD

Capacity Builder

Rhett Davies


Direct Hire Recruitment Software

Tshidi Khunou

Head of Talent Acquisition

FNB Wealth and Investments

Henneri Crous

Head of Sales

Simplify & Careers24

Alison Boruchowitz

HR Executive

Omni HR Consulting

Tashmia Ismail-Saville


Youth Employment Service (YES)

Richard Nefdt

Chief Executive

Reality Check

Klara Michal

Chief Learning Officer


Deon Kotze

Head of Health Research and Development

Discovery Health

Gary Willmott

Founder and CEO


Guy Chennells

Head of Research and Development

Discovery Employee Benefits

Nonkululeko Pitje

GM: Head of Discovery Healthy Company


Jared Molko



Suman Sasmal

Ambassador & Consultant


Johanna Beresford


In Diverse Company

Ayaan Chitty

Entrepreneur, Author, International Speaker, Trainer & Authority

Digital HR Expert

Miguel Alonso González Penagos

Business Happiness Coach / Founder


Jaroslav Dokoupil



Gregory MacLennan


Digicloud Africa
(Google Cloud Distributor in Africa)

Craig Terblanche


Digital Futures

Avinesh Pillay

Head of Cloud Partners & Channel

Google Sub-Saharan Africa

Kevin Allen

Chief Ecosystem Officer


Candice Watson

Director of Human Resources

British American Tobacco Southern Africa.

Celeste Sirin

Managing Director and Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Strategist

Employer Branding SA

Celiwe Ross

Human Capital Director

Old Mutual

Colin J Browne

Speaker, Author & Thought Leader

Happy Sandpit

Debbie Craig

Managing Director

Catalyst Consulting

Deon Barnard

Public Speaker

Change Manager

Deon De Swardt

Principal Consultant in the Talent & Career business


Gerhard Hartman

Regional Director Medium: Africa & Middle East


Gina Botha

Industrial Psychology internship


Jannie Malan

Workday Solution and Management Consultant


Joanna Preston

Head of Graduate Recruitment and

Young Talent Practice

Julian Joshua

Human Capital Executive – Capability Cluster

Old Mutual

Karina Reid

Executive Coach

BRG Group

Kathy Kraus

Deputy Managing Director

Catalyst Consulting

Kirsty Thompson


Business Results Group

Lorraine Landon

Head of Agencies


Romel Camacho

BU Executive


Servaas du Plessis



Shelley Van der Westhuizen

Head: Corporate Financial Wellbeing & Engagement

Alexander Forbes

Marc Privett

General Manager

Vuyo Mpako

Chief Digital & Data Officer

Old Mutual

Yolanda Mlonzi

In partnership with Careers24, the Future of HR Summit & Awards brings together CEOs, HR leaders and HR tech innovators from across southern Africa.

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