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2020 - Present

Head of Data & Analytics

Distell Group

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Established the Data & Analytics capability within the Distell Group as part of the organisational digital transformation.


Responsible to lead the Data & Analytics vision, strategy and execution for the group


Guide business decisions to exploit the most valuable use of data analytics for business insights

Drive the use of AI and ML within the organisation to achieve the strategic goal of being insights driven

2015 - 2019

Digital Transformation Leadership Roles

Emirates Group

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lead the enterprise analytics portfolios for the customer and commercial teams

Managed the establishment of a Customer Analytics Portfolio for Emirates Airline, with 360 view of all customers

Lead the delivery of several projects and programmes with the aim of digital transformation within the Service Delivery division

2005 - 2015

Leadership roles in Operations, Analytics and Business Improvement

BHP; Anglo American & Sinosteel

South Africa

Lead operations teams at several large manufacturing facilities gaining valuable insights on leadership

Established the Process Analysis and Improvement capability within the Manganese division in BHP Billiton, South Africa


Exco member at a small mining firm, gaining experience on managing stakeholders at a strategic level


2015 - 2017

University of Stellenbosch

MBA (Cum Laude)

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Management tools and techniques from disciplines such as strategic management, economics, operations, finance and marketing are core to the this triple accredited MBA degree.

2010 - 2015

University of Pretoria

Masters Engineering (Cum Laude)

(Technology Management)

Pretoria, South Africa

Completed research dissertation on the development of a continious improvement model for a South African minerals beneficiation plant. 

Paper published in the peer-reviewed South African Journal of Industrial Engineering

Professional skillset

Analytics & Data Management

Communication & Stakeholder Management

Digital Strategy Development

Leadership & Business Process Improvement


English (native)

Afrikaans (native)

Dutch (Conversational)

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