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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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Dylan Piatti

Managing Director Africa

The Advantage Group International

Marc Privett

General Manager

Rapelang Rabana

Founder & CEO

Rekindle Learning

Buyani Zwane

Founder and CEO

Breakthrough Development

Tumelo Seaketso


Deloitte Consulting

Dave Millner


HR Curator, Speaker and Trainer on The Future of Work, Digital HR Transformation, Agile HR and HR Analytics

Helen Nicholson

Chief Executive Officer

The Networking Company

Themba Chakela

Principal Head, Human Resources

Dimension Data

Tshidi Khunou

Head of Talent Acquisition

FNB Wealth and Investments

Xolani Mawande



Dirusha Ganapathy Juta

Founder and Managing Director

Beyond Transform

Candice Booysen

Human Resources Director

Interconnect Systems SA

Nicola Tager

Global Head of Careers


Jerry Gule


Institute of People Management

Brigitte Chetty

Group Professional Services Executive

Blue Label Telecoms

Shirley Zinn

Non-executive Director


Jasmin Pillay

Human Resources Director

Microsoft South Africa

Michael Lee

Author of Innovation Explosion

Innotivity Institute

Avanthi Maharaj

Market HR Cluster Lead

Google EMEA

Nomihlali Ntsunguzi

Founder and Director

Nissi Human Capital Solutions

Richard Rayne

Managing Director


Kevin Lubbe



Lucia Caruso McMullan

HR Director

Nando's SA

Sharmantha Valjee


DesignTech Training Academy

Nomazibulo Tshanga

Founder and Managing Director

Ziyana Business Consulting and Training

Paddy Upton

Author, performance coach, professor

Kubos Louw

Founder & Managing Director


Guy Chennells

GM and Head of Product: Employee Benefits

Discovery Limited

Kershini Govender

Executive Head: Transformation & Strategy


Masenyane Molefe

Group Executive: HR


David Whelan

Head of Linkedin Talent Solutions Africa

Gizelle Williams

Founder and Digital Navigator


Thami Nkadimeng

Founder & CEO

Thami Nkadimeng Group

Morongwa Mawela

Payroll Administrator

National Housing Finance Corporation

Marge Mantjie

Human Capital Head, 
Human Resources

Alexander Forbes


Waseem Carrim


National Youth Development Agency

Dr Nomsa Ntshingila

Executive Manager: HR

National Housing Finance Corporation

Henneri Crous

Head of Commercial


Janine Ahlers

Human Capital Head,
Human Resources

Centre for Coaching


Shelagh Goodwin

Head of Human Resources


Bedelia Theunissen 

Head of HR


Gcobisa Ntshona

HR Director


Quinton Douman

Head of PPS Training Academy

Viresh Maharaj

Managing Executive

Sanlam Corporate: Distribution

Anna Siwiak

Head: Product Development

Sanlam Corporate: Umbrella Solutions

Shaun Biggs

Branch Manager

Sanlam Key Solutions

Ayanda Ndimande

Development Manager: Retail Credit


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

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