UCT GSB HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

Committed to upholding and promoting the UCT GSB’s vision, mission and values.

Meet the people who keep the various departments, specialised centres, initiatives and administration at the UCT GSB running smoothly.

 
Janine Ahlers
Janine Ahlers

Centre for Coaching Director

Janine Ahlers is a certified Integral Coach® and Academic Director of the Centre for Coaching situated at the UCT GSB.
Prof Kurt April
Prof Kurt April

Allan Gray Chair

Professor Kurt April is the Allan Gray Chair, an Endowed Professorship, and Director of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, specialising in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (South Africa, 1998-present), Adjunct Faculty at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (UK, 2001-present), and is an Orchestrator and Faculty member of Duke Corporate Education, Duke University (USA, 2008-present).
Assoc Prof Jess Auerbach
Assoc Prof Jess Auerbach

MPHIL Programme Director

Jess Auerbach is an NRF-rated anthropologist whose research explores narrative, digital connectivity, sensory experience, communication and education futures.
Ms Nerice Barnabas
Ms Nerice Barnabas

International Relations Manager

Nerice Barnabas is the International Relations Manager at the UCT GSB.
Prof Nicholas Biekpe
Prof Nicholas Biekpe

Director: Development Finance Centre (DEFIC)

Emeritus Professor Nicholas Biekpe is an Emeritus Professor at UCT Graduate School of Business.
Ms Juanita Booth
Ms Juanita Booth

Operations Manager

Juanita Booth leads Operations and Logistics, managing multistakeholder relationships, service providers and a contracted hotel operator.
Mr Rayner Canning
Mr Rayner Canning

Business Development Director

Rayner Canning leads the Business Development Unit with a focus on recruiting and retaining key Executive Education and Study Tour clients, fostering new initiatives, and stewarding UCT GSB’s market share and revenue.
Assoc Prof Richard Chivaka
Assoc Prof Richard Chivaka

HOD Spark Health

Dr Richard Chivaka is an Associate Professor of Business Strategy & Supply Chain Management at the UCT GSB where he has taught business strategy on the MBA programme, as well as on the Associate in Management (AIM) and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA).
Mr Willie du Plooy
Mr Willie du Plooy

Senior IT Manager

Willie du Plooy oversees all aspects of the UCT GSB Information and Communication Technology (ICT), providing direction, advice, and cutting-edge ICT solutions.
Prof Anton Eberhard
Prof Anton Eberhard

Founder: Power Futures Lab

Anton Eberhard is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at UCT where he leads the advisory board at the Power Futures Lab at the GSB.
Dr Caitlin  Ferreira
Dr Caitlin Ferreira

MBA Programme Director

Dr Caitlin Ferreira holds a PhD in Industrial Marketing from the Luleå University of Technology where she focused on the intersection between marketing and entrepreneurship and the changing nature of entrepreneurship.
Prof Sean Gossel
Prof Sean Gossel

Deputy Director : Curriculum

Professor Sean Gossel is the Deputy Director: Curriculum at the UCT GSB.
Ms Morea Josias
Ms Morea Josias

Head of Alumni Relations and Careers Services

Morea Josias is responsible for strategic planning, development, management, and leadership of alumni relations and career services activities.
Ms Mary Lister
Ms Mary Lister

Library Manager

Mary Lister is a highly experienced information services librarian dedicated to information access and education of library users.
Ms Anna Malczyk
Ms Anna Malczyk

Academic Manager

Anna Malczyk, spearheads the Academic Office and is responsible for academic planning, new programmes and online teaching.
Assoc Prof Camille Meyer
Assoc Prof Camille Meyer

EMBA Programme Director

Dr Camille Meyer is Associate Professor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.
Mr Derek Naude
Mr Derek Naude

Head: Recruitment and Admissions GSB

Derek is responsible for the UCT GSB’s recruitment strategy for its academic programmes and works closely with various stakeholders.
Assoc Prof Mignon Reyneke
Assoc Prof Mignon Reyneke

Deputy Director : Partnerships

Associate Professor Mignon Reyneke teaches digital marketing on the MBA programme at the UCT GSB.
Dr Elanca Shelley
Dr Elanca Shelley

PGDip Management Practice Programme Convenor

Dr Elanca Shelley is a senior lecturer and academic coordinator for management development programmes at the certificate and postgraduate diploma level.
Mr Karo Wilson
Mr Karo Wilson

Finance Manager

Karo Wilson is a key member of the Finance Department and senior administrative team with a skill set that encompasses financial management, financial systems design and implementation, identifying risks and overcoming business obstacles.