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

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

Human Capital Executive, Tongaat Hulett

LUCIA SWARTZ

VP People, ABInBev

LEIDA SCHUMAN

Anglo Zimele Program Director, Technoserve

P.K. Naicker

GM: Research, Planning & Reporting – FP&M SETA

DR JERRY GULE

CEO, Institute of People Management Africa

DAVID SSEGAWA

Global Director for People, Oxfam International

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

DELANI MTHEMBU

Director, N2Growth Africa