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.
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).
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.
Director: DEFIC & Development Finance ProgrammesProfessor Nicholas Biekpe is a Professor of Development Finance & Econometrics & Programme Director for the UCT GSB's Master of Commerce in Development Finance (MCom) and Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance degree programmes.
Operations ManagerJuanita Booth leads Operations and Logistics, managing multistakeholder relationships, service providers and a contracted hotel operator.
Business Development DirectorRayner Canning leads the Business Development Unit with a focus on recruiting and retaining key executive clients, fostering new initiatives, and stewarding UCT GSB’s market share and revenue.
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).
Admissions ManagerLynn De Villiers is responsible for the development and management of the admissions process for all open academic programmes at the UCT GSB.
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.
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.
Research DirectorAssociate Professor Sean Gossel is the Research Director at the UCT GSB.
Head of Alumni Relations and Careers ServicesMorea Josias is responsible for strategic planning, development, management, and leadership of alumni relations and career services activities.
Library ManagerMary Lister is a highly experienced information services librarian dedicated to information access and education of library users.
Academic ManagerAnna Malczyk, spearheads the Academic Office and is responsible for academic planning, new programmes and online teaching.
Raymond Ackerman Academy ManagerSiphokazi Mngxunyeni joined The Raymond Ackerman Academy (RAA) in 2019 motivated by her conviction that an entrepreneurial education empowers and equips young people for a successful career and is key in the fight for social equity and justice.
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.
Deputy Director: UCT Graduate School of BusinessDr Kutlwano Ramaboa is an Associate Professor at the UCT GSB.
Director: Solution SpaceAssociate Professor Mikael Samuelsson is Director of the Solution Space at the UCT GSB.
EMBA Programme DirectorAssociate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran is Director of the Executive MBA programme at the UCT GSB.
PGDip Programme ConvenorDr Elanca Shelley is a senior lecturer and academic coordinator for management development programmes at the certificate and postgraduate diploma level.
Executive Education DirectorKumeshnee West, Director of Executive Education, works closely with clients, alumni, faculty and the Business Development team, developing seminal management and leadership courses.
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.