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Brenda Scrooby

With 40 years of corporate experience under her belt, Brenda Scrooby has worn many hats: she has worked as an Accountant, a Senior Business Coordinator, Logistics Manager, CEO, Director, Advisor, Consultant and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist.

In 1994, she completed her Management Development Program at the Business School of the University of Pretoria, where after she spent four years abroad on international assignments in Zug, Switzerland and The Hague in the Netherlands.

Most recently, she held the position of Chief Executive Officer, as well as director of the Southern Africa Shippers, Transport and Logistics Council from July 2014 up until 2017. She was also a Transport Corridor Institution Advisor, and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI).

Notably, Brenda has been awarded the prestigious Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (LCBT) Business Personality of the year in 2005 and again in 2008 for her exceptional contribution made over and above her business or professional interests. Further more Brenda was one of the three finalists in the business category of the prestigious Shoprite Checkers Woman of the year award for 2010; the 2010 winner of the Mpumalanga South Africa Council of Business Woman business woman of the year; as well as runner up in the national awards in the Corporate section; Mpumalanga Corportate Woman Business Leader 2011; followed by the accolade of Africa Transport Visionary leader for 2012. Her most recent accolade is that of the 2016 South Africa, SADC South and Africa continental winner in the CEO Global Most Influential Woman in Business and Government, in the category Logistics and Shipping.

Brenda wants to make a difference to local schools in the Waterberg region, from Modimolle, by engaging in nation building through the Partners of Possibility Programme, and describes being ‘’delighted to be engaged with Partners for Possibility as a Learning Process Facilitator and ambassador to support the work of PfP.’’

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 11:00

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Itumeleng Kaboesele interview - 702

Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2019 16:30

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Grant Kelly

Grant’s career at Nedbank started in 2005. Since joining Nedbank some 14 years ago, Grant has been in a number of roles across the Group, both in the front line businesses and in group functions. In addition to Grant’s formal roles in the bank, he has always actively sought involvement in the social transformation activities within the bank, initially by chairing the Corporate Banking Employment Equity Forum and then the Nedbank Corporate Transformation Forum. Grant is also a trustee on the Nedbank Foundation, having joined the Foundation’s board in 2014. Before joining Nedbank, Grant was the Managing Director of Global Ratings (previously Duff & Phelps Africa), a pan-African ratings company which was at the forefront of establishing the credit ratings industry across Africa’s emerging frontier markets.  

A University of Cape Town graduate, Grant got his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Philosophy (focussing on South African political philosophy) and English. This is where his passion for education was ignited and it was the writings of Steve Biko that inspired him to begin his life-long journey of self-awareness and social consciousness. More recently, Grant completed the PfP programme, which was a profoundly moving experience and the fulfilment of a long standing aspiration.

Grant is a passionate African and is energised by the incredible latent potential across the continent. Noting that one of Africa’s biggest challenges is that the “distribution curve of opportunity” is not mirrored by the “distribution curve of talent”, the region offers the biggest transformation opportunity on the planet. Grant’s goal is to play his part in unlocking that potential through leveraging modern technology to “leapfrog” traditional developmental phases, most notably in financial inclusion, healthcare and education.

Grant is married to Celia and their proudest achievement is their two boys, who are in their words “the greatest gift in life”!

Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2019 09:28

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Irene Juhnke

"Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” This quote from Nelson Mandela and the unique and special work Symphonia for South Africa (through their flagship programme Partners for Possibility) are undertaking at schools, that are the magic ingredients that inspire me to volunteer my support and time. 

After a successful 35 years’ career with a multinational organisation, having had the benefit of significant personal development, it is important for me to be on the “education playing field” contributing to and unlocking our school going generations’ personal development and growth.   

Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2019 09:31

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Erika Kempken interview (Classic FM)

 

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2019 14:16

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