Mr Ian Reid

POSITION: Executive Chairman and Officer of Platinum Black


My expertise, along with a degree in commerce, and a master’s degree in business administration, set me up in 1994, to start Platinum Black a professional consulting and management business, focused on structuring businesses for sustainable growth and profitability. The company is situated in Newlands, Cape Town. I am originally a mining engineer, and was an assistant general manager of a large South African gold mine, with a turnover of over R100 Million per month, I was at the time controlling over 14 000 highly unionised employees, through five senior divisional heads.

Governance Experience:

  • Board Member - Advisory Board of the UCT Graduate School of Business
  • Trustee, GSBA Cape Educational Trust. (current)
  • Chairman, GSA Alumni Board, (current)
  • Appointed external examiner, Executive MBA at UCT GSB, (current)
  • Mentor, UCT MBA’s on career change during or after their MBA.
  • Appointed Panel Judge and Mentor – Citi and Bandwidth Barn – a City of Cape Town Entrepreneurship and Incubator Initiative – appointed for more than 10 years.
  • Executive Director and Chairman of the board, Colibri Toweling Group, (past)
  • Chairman, of the board ITS, (international Information Technology), (past)
  • Treasurer, Graduate School of Business Association, (past)

I am currently the Chairman of the Alumni Board of the UCT GSB.




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