Jannie Isaacs was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. He holds a Teacher’s Diploma (Technical) and a National Higher Certificate for Technicians from Peninsula Technikon, a BA degree (Industrial Psychology & Private Law) and a BEd degree from the University of the Western Cape, an Honours and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Stellenbosch, Graduate School of Business. On 28 March 2013, after nine years, he retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer for the College of Cape Town. Mr Isaacs continues to serve on the boards of a number of community and welfare organisations.
Chief Director: FET Colleges, Western Cape Education Department
Zozo Siyengo was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 9 November 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Cape Town, a Post Graduate Diploma from Peninsula Technikon as well as a Teachers’ Certificate from Lovedale Training College in Alice. Mr Siyengo started his career as a teacher at Walter Teka Primary School in 1976. He is currently the FET (Further Education and Training) Chief Director of the Western Cape Education Department. Among others, Mr Siyengo previously held the positions of Acting Rector of the Western Cape College of Education, Vice Rector and Senior Lecturer of Good Hope College and Principal of Luhlaza High School. Mr Siyengo currently serves on the boards of various institutions.
CEO and Founding shareholder of TowerStone Leadership Centre
Brian Eagar, was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 16 July 2009. He is the CEO and Founding shareholder of TowerStone, an organisational and leadership development consulting company. Previously he was the Senior Vice President – Global Portfolio and Sales Strategy of Siemens Business Services at their Head Office in Munich. Brian is the former Group Coastal MD of Siemens Business Services South Africa, part of the Siemens group of companies.
Deputy Chief Education Specialist: Whole School Evaluation Directorate: Quality Assurance – Western Cape Education Department
Kubeshini Govender was appointed to the MOT South Africa Board on 26 May 2011. She holds a Bachelor degree (cum laude) in Education, a Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership, and is currently completing a Masters degree in Sociology at the University of the Western Cape. She started her professional career as an Educator at various secondary schools in Durban, before moving to the Western Cape. She served as Principal at Immaculata Secondary School in Wynberg for several years. In January 2008, Ms Govender was appointed in her current position as Deputy Chief Education Specialist: Whole School Evaluation Directorate: Quality Assurance at the Western Cape Education Department. She shares a special interest in youth development and empowerment.
Ntombekaya (Kaya) Nyati
Ntombekaya (Kaya) Nyati
Kaya Nyati was appointed to the Board on 26 February 2010. She holds a BA English and Psychology degree from the Walter Sisulu University, a Public Relations Certificate from UNISA and is currently completing a Management Advancement Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand. She started her professional career as News Anchor for TV Transkei in 1993, and gained experience in the fields of corporate governance, marketing, communications and advertising. Some of her previous positions include Regional Director and Executive Director for Marketing at Ayanda Mbanga Communications, Programme Manager at the Umsobomvu Youth Fund and Training Project Manager for the Coega Development Corporation. She currently serves on the Board of Ayanda Mbanga Communications. She is currently the Operations Manager of Kagiso Shanduka Trust.
Geir Nesset is the Vice President of MOT Global and has been a part of MOT since March 2007. Geir has 20 years of experience in the IT business before starting at MOT. He was a trainer and consultant on Microsoft solutions for many years and worked for Siemens in Norway before founding his own consulting company.
MOT SA Board Alternate to Atle Vårvik
Aré Hovstad was appointed as alternate to the Board of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. He qualified as an economist at The College of Business Administration and Economics, Bergen, Norway. Mr Hovstad held several positions at managerial level in Norway. He was employed for 9 years in Zambia as Purchasing Manager for NORAD, the Norwegian Aid Organisation under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On 15 February 2007, he was appointed Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by His Majesty King Harald V, as announced by The Royal House. This tribute is due to his contribution to humanitarian work in the educational and health sector.In South Africa he has struggled for better educational and social conditions for children and youth through cooperation between schools in Norway, College of Cape Town and schools on the Cape Flats. On 29 September 2007, he was awarded The Order of the Disa Member by the Premier of the Western Cape, for noteworthy meritorious service in the interest of the Province of the Western Cape.
Trish van der Merwe
Trish van der Merwe
Deputy CEO: Innovation and Development, Northlink College
MOT SA Board Alternate to Jannie Isaacs
Trish van der Merwe, who has 27 years experience in education, was appointed as alternate to the Board of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. She holds a Master of Education degree in Education Policy Studies (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Town, a National Higher Diploma in post-school Education and a National Diploma in Home Economics from the Cape Technikon. She held various positions at Northlink College before she started as Deputy CEO: portfolio Innovation & Development in 2007. She also held the position of Vice Rector: Academic, Administration & Student Affairs and Senior Deputy Principal Vice Rector for Cape College (Currently known as College of Cape Town). She currently serves on various committees and is actively involved in community forums.
Project Manager: Function Shift Management in the Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (VCET) Branch of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
Keith Loynes was appointed to the Resource Committee of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. He holds a Higher Teacher’s Diploma in Commerce from the University of Cape Town and a National Higher Diploma in Management Practice from Cape Technikon. He started his career as a teacher in the Eastern Cape. He returned to the Western Cape where he held various educational positions under the Administration House of Representatives and the Cape Education Department. He has published numerous papers concerning technical college education and further education and training, and is the founder editor for the official quarterly FET College publication. He has reviewed text books and acted as subject specialist consultant on publications. He was a member of the National Landscape and the Merger Operational Task Teams that lead to the formation of the fifty FET Colleges in South Africa. He has served in various capacities on the Western Cape Education Labour Relations Council. Mr Loynes was appointed as Project Manager: Function Shift Management in the Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (VCET) Branch of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) from 1 January 2013. He serves on various boards, committees and sub-committees related to the advancement of vocational education in South Africa.
Managing Member of First Consulting
Brian Dalton was appointed as convenor of the Resource Committee of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. While working at the General Mining Corporation, he obtained a Diploma in Personnel Management. He spent most of his career in the field of Human Resources. Among others, he was the HR General Manager, firstly at a large open cast mine servicing coal to the Duvha Power Station near Witbank and then at a Pharmaceutical company. Later he joined a Retail company as HR Director before he started his own consultancy company. First Consulting specialises in organisation effectiveness and maximising the productivity of staff through a system of profiling of jobs and people. Mr Dalton also serves on a committee which manages the funds raised from donors in Norway to channel into improving the facilities at four schools in Cape Town and is a Board member of the French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Wanda Möller was appointed as CEO of MOT South Africa on 1 October 2008. She holds a BA degree in Social Work, an Honours degree in Business Management and Administration and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, Graduate School of Business. She started her career as a Social Worker in 1992 and gained experience in community development and counselling at Child & Family Welfare in the SA Police Service. In 1995, she joined a Private Hospital and worked in the fields of event management, marketing and public relations. After she had obtained her MBA degree, she managed an entrepreneurial company, which partnered with research institutes at the University of Stellenbosch, the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) and the Institute for Futures Research (IFR).