02 FEBRUARY 2021
Newly elected NWU Advisory Board
The first meeting of the reconstituted NWU Business School Advisory Board under the more autonomous Business School as well as the Board’s new terms of reference, was held on 17 November 2020.
Professor Raymond Parsons was unanimously elected chairperson, and Ms Charlotte Mokoena, Vice-President Human Resources at SASOL, as deputy-chairperson.
Prof Parsons is no stranger to the economic sphere in South Africa. He is an experienced economist and academic, affiliated with the NWU Business School, and a huge favourite among media houses with regard to opinions and thought leadership.
Ms Mokoena is an executive leader in human resources, organisational culture, stakeholder relationships, reputation management and social impact programmes. Her career spans more than 20 years in leadership and management roles in different sectors and industries. She has a passion for coaching, mentoring, and is a popular speaker; which will be well utilised in her new role with us.
Reflecting on her appointment, Ms Mokoena said: “As we emerge from a global health pandemic, which has impacted economies and societies the world over, institutions like the NWU Business School must reimagine and reshape the future of business education. As the advisory board we must reflect on the skills, capabilities and new mindsets leaders need in a post-COVID era and craft programmes to distill and impart this knowledge to not only our students, but the broader eco-system of higher-learning institutions in which we operate. Now, more than before, we are called upon to serve a higher purpose that contributes to rebuilding our society, by developing capable leaders who can strengthen and build a resilient economy for the benefit of all citizens.”
The newly created position of deputy chairperson of the advisory board will support Prof Parsons and provide leadership to the Business School.
These appointments are for three years. The reconstituted and enlarged board will be actively seized with the important mandate of providing access to top level business advice in helping the Business School to reach its strategic goals in the years ahead.
We wish to congratulate all elected members and wish them well with their tasks.