Our judging panel

We couldn’t do it without the input of our judging panel that will decide on the finalists in each category and overall winners of The Africa Employee Engagement Awards.

Representing the many skills needed for Employee Engagement, we have a diverse & expert panel from some of the biggest brands and positions of influence within the industry, with more to come!

VERNA ROBSON

Director: Group Human Resources, Sun International

THULANI SIBEKO

Chief Marketing Officer, Standard Bank Group

THANDI ORLEYN

Human Rights Lawyer, Business Owner, Board Chair and Non-Executive Board Member

THANDEKA NOZIPHO MGODUSO

Business Founder, Board Chair and Non-Executive Directorships

DORAH MODISE

CEO, Green Building Council South Africa

POPPY MATSHAYA

Director for Southern Africa – International Development, IE Business School

PEARL MAPHOSHE

Group Executive Human Resources, Pick n Pay

LUCIA SWARTZ

VP People, ABInBev

LEIDA SCHUMAN

Anglo Zimele Program Director, Technoserve

FELLENG YENDE

CEO, FP&M SETA

DR JERRY GULE

Interim CEO, Institute of People Management Africa

DAVID SSEGAWA

Director: Corporate Human Resources, African Development Bank

CAROL ABADE

CEO of EXP. Africa-wide

PETER SULLIVAN

Veteran Journalist and Former Group Editor-in-Chief: Independent News & Media

PROFESSOR SHIRLEY ZINN

Extraordinary Professor at UP’s Department of HRM, and Adjunct Professor at UCT

JULIE NTSEKHE

Risk and Environmental Sustainability Director, Tiger Brands

BRIGITTE DA GAMA

Chief People Officer, McDonald’s South Africa

BONISWA PEZISA

Group CEO Net#work BBDO

BOBBY GODSELL

Business Leader