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.
Centre for Coaching DirectorJanine Ahlers is a certified Integral Coach® and Academic Director of the Centre for Coaching situated at the UCT GSB.
Prof Kurt April
Allan Gray ChairProfessor 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).
Ms Nerice Barnabas
International Relations ManagerNerice Barnabas manages all UCT GSB international affairs including the school’s triple crown accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB & AMBA), international bilateral and multilateral relationships, and their membership of the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champions Group.
Prof Nicholas Biekpe
Director: Development Finance Centre (DEFIC)Professor Nicholas Biekpe is a Professor of Development Finance & Econometrics Director of the Development Finance Centre (DEFIC).
Ms Juanita Booth
Operations ManagerJuanita Booth leads Operations and Logistics, managing multistakeholder relationships, service providers and a contracted hotel operator.
Mr Rayner Canning
Business Development DirectorRayner 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
HOD Spark HealthDr 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).
Lynn De Villiers
Admissions ManagerLynn De Villiers is responsible for the development and management of the admissions process for all open academic programmes at the UCT GSB.
Mr Willie du Plooy
Senior IT ManagerWillie 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
Director of Power Futures LabAnton Eberhard is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at UCT where he directs the Power Futures Lab at the GSB.
Dr Caitlin Ferreira
MBA Programme DirectorDr 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.
Assoc Prof Sean Gossel
Research DirectorAssociate Professor Sean Gossel is the Research Director at the UCT GSB.
Ms Morea Josias
Head of Alumni Relations and Careers ServicesMorea Josias is responsible for strategic planning, development, management, and leadership of alumni relations and career services activities.
Ms Mary Lister
Library ManagerMary Lister is a highly experienced information services librarian dedicated to information access and education of library users.
Ms Anna Malczyk
Academic ManagerAnna Malczyk, spearheads the Academic Office and is responsible for academic planning, new programmes and online teaching.
Assoc Prof Camille Meyer
EMBA Programme DirectorDr Camille Meyer is Associate Professor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.
Assoc Prof Warren Nilsson
MPhil Programme DirectorWarren Nilsson is an Associate Professor of Social Innovation at the UCT GSB, where he also serves as the Academic Director of the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programme.
Assoc Prof Kutlwano Ramaboa
Deputy Director: UCT Graduate School of BusinessDr Kutlwano Ramaboa is an Associate Professor at the UCT GSB.
Dr Elanca Shelley
PGDip Management Practice Programme ConvenorDr Elanca Shelley is a senior lecturer and academic coordinator for management development programmes at the certificate and postgraduate diploma level.
Mr Karo Wilson
Finance ManagerKaro 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.