Dr Linda Chipunza (MHRP)



Dr Linda Chipunza is Vice-Chairperson of SABPP. She is the Registrar at the Da Vinci Institute. Previously she was Head of the centralised Learnership office for FNB. Linda is registered as a Master’s HR Professional with SABPP.

Linda joined FNB as the registrar of learning responsible for the curriculum. From there she became head of consumer education for Branch Banking and was then invited by the Shared Services division to start a learnership unit. She also chairs the SABPP Learning and Quality Assurance Committee.

Christine Botha (CHRP)


Christine Botha is the First Head of the SABPP National HR Audit Unit launched on 28 August 2014. She is a Managing Member of Business Resource Development an HR Consulting company. Christine has 25 years of experience as a senior HR professional, and as HR Director 15 years at Board level.

Christine is a registered Chartered HR Professional with SABPP since December 2005, and was chair of the SABPP Ethics Committee for several years, and a board member of SABPP from 2011-2014. Christine is qualified in Strategic HR Management, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Executive Management and teaching. Christine is an accredited Associate and Mentor of the Institute for Independent Business International (UK). She is also an author or co-author of several books and articles. You can contact her on hraudit@sabpp.co.za

Sandile Khwela:

Human Resources Executive



Sandile Khwela is the HR Executive at Afrisam.

His previously held positions were:

  • Managing Executive – Talent Management, Vodacom
  • General Manager, HR operations, BMW South Africa
  • Group Senior HR Manager, Cadbury South Africa
  • Senior HR Consultant, Iscor Vanderbijlpark

Sandile has extensive experience in human resources and has held various positions in his career.

He holds a BA Honours degree in Industrial Psychology as well as an M.A. in Industrial Psychology from North West University.

Marius Meyer – CEO, SABPP


Marius Meyer is CEO of the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), the professional body for HR practitioners and statutory Education and Training Quality Assurance Body for HR in South Africa. He is responsible for the quality assurance of 59 learning providers, as well as the HR accreditation of all universities in South Africa. Marius facilitated training and consulting interventions for more than a 100 companies. Previously Marius lectured in HRD at the University of South Africa and University of Johannesburg. He has been an HRD practitioner, consultant, academic and manager for the last 20 years. Marius is registered as a Master HR Practitioner and Mentor with SABPP. He is an advisory board member and head of research for the African Society for Training and Development. Marius is a regular speaker at local and international conferences and author of 22 books and 150 articles. He has a passion for leadership, strategy, governance, change management and people development. The latest output of his team is the National HR Competency Model, as well as a full set of national HR standards, the first set of national HR standards in the world. His latest books are on HR Standards, HR Competencies and HR Risk Management to be published in October 2014. As an anti-crime activist he is also a founding member of the fourth largest community policing forum in South Africa, in Roodekrans to the west of Johannesburg.

Tel: +27 (011) 482 8595 or 082 859 3593   www.sabpp.co.za   twitter: SABPP1

E-mail: executiveoffice@sabpp.co.za

Blog: hrtoday.me



Shirley Olsen is a currently the national chairman of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), an accounting body with over 9700 members. This has taken her to many African countries over the last two years representing South Africa. Saipa is a member body of the International Federation of Accountants as well as the Pan African Association of Accountants of Africa.

Shirley has sat on many committees on both SAIPA as well as the Financial Seta (Fasset) over the last 10 years gaining experience into many areas.

Shirley has been a guest speaker at conferences for accountants throughout South Africa and has also presented training workshops for accountants in Mauritius, Kenya and Namibia.

Shirley ran a successful accounting practice for over 20 years, her passion changed to training and she started a training company in 2011, and she sold her accounting practice in March 2013.

As director of Training for Results (Pty) Ltd, Shirley spends a lot of her time developing material and training, her areas of training expertise include:

  • Practice management
  • Implementing Learnerships, Assessment and moderation
  • Mentorship and couching,
  • Corporate governance and ethics.
  • Finance for non-finance
  • Internal Control

Training for Results (Pty) Ltd is accredited and offers customised training to business, government and professional bodies.

International keynote speaker: Dr Wilson Wong from CIPD (UK)

Welcome to South Africa!

International keynote speaker:

Dr Wilson Wong from CIPD (UK)


The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) is one of the top HR professional bodies in the world and the largest in Europe. Dr Wilson Wong joined CIPD’s HR Capability team in August 2012 and leads in the area of psychological contract research, primarily on the construction of organisational fairness and the impact of managing change and organisational cultures. He was senior researcher overseeing research streams of HR and leadership at The Work Foundation. There he applied futures methodologies to support organisational strategic thinking and planning. He was previously at the National IT Council secretariat in Kuala Lumpur where he was an IT Policy Technologist, heading globalisation research. Prior to the NITC, he was AVP at Malaysian Rating, rating corporate debt. He has worked as a research consultant to development agencies and charities, including technology adoption behaviour for SMEs. Recent clients include Barclaycard, Surrey Police, Department of Work and Pensions, Department of Health and Standard Chartered Bank.  His monograph on The Employment Deal was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.

He holds a PhD in Economic Psychology (Exon) examining the psychology behind opportunity recognition. He also has a MA in Critical Theory and a MBA in Finance. He was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1990. He is a Fellow of the RSA, and holds Associate positions at the University of Exeter, the Edinburgh Institute and the Centre for Performance-led HR at Lancaster University.

While at Exeter, Wilson was trustee at Exeter Community Initiatives with oversight of BME capacity development projects. He was Chair of the Devon BME Steering Group from 2006-2008, and is currently an active member of the Parochial Church Council at St James’s Piccadilly. Wilson is chair of the Human Capital Standards Committee generating HR Standards for the British Standards Institute (BSI). He will be the international keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual National HR Standards Conference organised by SABPP on 28 August 2014. He will also visit SABPP for meetings on the HR Standards, the new National HR Academy and participate in discussions at leading South African companies such as Nedbank.



Siphiwe Moyo is Chairperson of SABPP and Head: Learning & Development at FNB Home Loans and has occupied management and professional learning and development positions at Absa, Nedbank, Seifsa, Aranda Textiles and Murray & Roberts. Siphiwe is registered as a Chartered HR Professional with SABPP. He is also the Chairperson of the Labour Market Committee of SABPP. Siphiwe is a member of the Institute of Directors. Siphiwe is also a motivational speaker and author of the Book: Bulls & Bears: Life lessons from the financial markets. You can follow him on twitter @siphiwemoyo and reach him on executiveoffice@sabpp.co.za