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).
Ms Nerice Barnabas
Ms Nerice Barnabas

International Relations Manager

Nerice 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
Prof Nicholas Biekpe

Director: DEFIC & Development Finance Programmes

Professor 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.
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 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).
Lynn De Villiers
Lynn De Villiers

Admissions Manager

Lynn 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
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

Director of Power Futures Lab

Anton Eberhard is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at UCT where he directs the Power Futures Lab at the GSB.
Assoc Prof Sean Gossel
Assoc Prof Sean Gossel

Research Director

Associate Professor Sean Gossel is the Research Director 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.
Ms Siphokazi Mngxunyeni
Ms Siphokazi Mngxunyeni

Raymond Ackerman Academy Manager

Siphokazi 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.
Assoc Prof Warren Nilsson
Assoc Prof Warren Nilsson

MPhil Programme Director

Warren 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
Assoc Prof Kutlwano Ramaboa

Deputy Director: UCT Graduate School of Business

Dr Kutlwano Ramaboa is an Associate Professor at the UCT GSB.
Assoc Prof Mikael Samuelsson
Assoc Prof Mikael Samuelsson

Director: Solution Space

Associate Professor Mikael Samuelsson is Director of the Solution Space at the UCT GSB.
Assoc Prof Kosheek Sewchurran
Assoc Prof Kosheek Sewchurran

EMBA Programme Director

Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran is Director of the Executive MBA programme at the UCT GSB.
Dr Elanca Shelley
Dr Elanca Shelley

PGDip Programme Convenor

Dr Elanca Shelley is a senior lecturer and academic coordinator for management development programmes at the certificate and postgraduate diploma level.
Ms Kumeshnee West
Ms Kumeshnee West

Executive Education Director

Kumeshnee West, Director of Executive Education, works closely with clients, alumni, faculty and the Business Development team, developing seminal management and leadership courses.
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.