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Graeme Codrington – Speaker at JHB event 25 October

Graeme Codrington is an expert on the future of work. He is a researcher, author, futurist, presenter and board advisor working across multiple industries and sectors. He has a particular interest in disruptive forces changing how people live, work, interact and connect with each other.

Speaking internationally to over 100,000 people in more than 20 different countries every year, his client list includes some of the world’s top companies, and CEOs invite him back time after time to share his latest insights and help them and their teams gain a clear understanding of how to successfully prepare for the future. Graeme is the co-founder and international director of TomorrowToday, a global firm of futurists and business strategists. He is also a guest lecturer at five top business schools, including the London Business School, Duke Corporate Education and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He has five degrees, including a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), a Masters in Sociology, and other professional degrees in Accounting, Arts and Theology, and Youth Work.

Graeme is the only speaker in the world to have been admitted to two different speakers halls of fame, in both South Africa and the UK (where he was awarded the Professional Speaking Association’s Award of Excellence). He is one of only a handful of professional speakers in the world to have earned the Global Certified Speaking Professional status from the Global Speakers Federation.

He has written five books, including the award winning, “Mind the Gap” and “Future-Proof Your Child”, published by Penguin. His latest book is “Leading in a Changing World”, published in July 2015. Graeme writes regularly for numerous blogs, magazines and journals, and is regularly called upon for comment by the media around the world.

Graeme’s breadth of knowledge and expertise make him highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving business world. Along with his formal qualifications and research credentials, he has a wide range of business experience. He did Chartered Accountancy articles at KPMG, was involved in an IT startup, worked in the Charity sector, has been a professional musician, a strategy consultant and is now a full-time speaker, facilitator and author.

Meet your network – Thandi Ngwane

Thandi joined Allan Gray in 2008 with previous experience in legal, compliance and marketing in the financial services sector and is an admitted attorney. She has held a number of leadership roles in Distribution at Allan Gray and is now Head of Strategic Markets. Thandi enjoys good music, great books and spending time with amazing friends.

Meet your network – Monene Watson

As a member of the SYm|mETRY Multi-Manager team since January 2003, Monene joined Old Mutual Multi-Managers in 2013. She held the position of Head of Equity Manager Research and her responsibilities included selecting equity managers. Monene started her career as a Performance Analyst at Old Mutual Asset Managers, before working for several blue-chip investment firms such as Merrill Lynch, Friends Provident in London, linked investment services provider, TMA, and Edge Investments. Monene has been appointed as Chief Investment Officer of Old Mutual Multi-Managers effective 1 April 2018. She is a CFA Charterholder, a Certified Financial Planner® professional and a member of the Financial Planning Institute.

Meet our panelists – Karin Viviers

Born in Pretoria in 1965, Karin grew up in an Afrikaans family and community in Johannesburg.  She attained a BA degree in Social Work at the University of Stellenbosch in 1987 and worked at different NGO’s like Nicro, Safeline and Child Welfare.

“Because I was raised in the Apartheid’s era, I was aware of  people that were kept away from each other through fear, through group area laws, through religions, through different cultures and through economical status. My vision has always been to build relationships across cultural, language and colour barriers”.

Karin married Jan Viviers, a corporate lawyer, in 1987 and had 3 children. Karin and her husband continued to be involved in various social initiatives, especially in Kayamandi, a township outside Stellenbosch.

One day, the following challenge from an acquaintance changed their lives:

“It’s easy for you to come and talk to us about how much you care for us. But when you are finished here, you’ll get in your car and drive to your safe suburb where you’ll forget about me. You don’t know what it is like to live in a township where poverty and crime surround you day and night.”

A great deal happened between that day and now, when Jan, his wife Karin, and their three young children bought a house in Kayamandi and called it home…

Meet our panelists – Maya Fisher-French

Maya is a well-known South African personal finance journalist and author of Maya on Money: Implement your Money Plan. She has twice won the prestigious Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism for the category of Consumer Financial Education.

Maya is editor of My Money My Lifestyle, the personal finance section of national Sunday newspaper City Press. She edited the South African version of Dave Ramsey’s best seller The Total Money Makeover.

Maya is a regular columnist and commentator across several media channels including magazines, radio and television and is a popular speaker at both local and international events where she provides a consumer’s perspective on the financial industry. She also provides money management workshops for employees.

Prior to becoming a financial journalist in 2003, Maya worked for Investec Private Bank as a consultant on their direct investment desk, then for a stockbroking company where she developed their private client trading desk and headed the offshore investment division.

Maya has a Bachelor of Arts in English and an Honours degree in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Meet our panelists – Janet Hugo

Janet has been in the financial services industry for more than 10 years, previously as a director of Hugo Capital and currently as a director of Sterling Private Clients. In 2006, she started and ran the Sunday Times Wealth Forum where she presented to over 150 members of the public on general topics of financial planning and investment management. Later, Janet hosted the Finance Week Wealth Forum, involving series of published articles and public presentations.

She has been actively involved with FPI since 2009 and was elected to chair the FPI Investment Competency Committee since 2010. In June last year, Janet was elected to the FPI Board of Directors as a non-executive director.

Meet our panelist facilitator – Shireen Chengadu

Shireen is pursuing her dream.  Her mantra for 2018 is: Escape the Ordinary!

In 2016, after 14 years at GIBS and compelled by her passions and leadership purpose, she founded Chengadu Advisory.  Her mandate?  To help organisations transform and become more inclusive through leadership and strategic solutions. Her commitment to ethical and moral leadership has grown out of her values and board experience.

Shireen has an Executive MBA through UCT and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has paused her Doctorate while she grows Chengadu Advisory. Her consulting focuses on the intersectionality of Gender, Race and Class and includes research, and the design and implementation of plans to address gaps in corporates. She advises and mentors business leaders.

Shireen lectures in open, corporate and MBA elective programmes, both locally and outside South Africa. She is co-author of the book: Women Leadership in Emerging Markets, commissioned by Routledge New York, and is a frequent keynote speaker across diverse sectors.

Shireen was one of Finweek’s 10 Women to Watch in 2014, and was a finalist in Top Businesswomen of the Year Award category at the 11th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards.

By invitation of the Vice Chancellor, Shireen is currently devising a Turnaround Strategy and implementation plans for the Department of University Relations at the University of Pretoria.

Meet our panelists – Sunél Veldtman

Sunél Veldtman: CEO of Foundation Family Wealth CFA®, CFP®

Sunél Veldtman is the visionary behind Foundation Family Wealth. She has a 21-year history in finance and has advised and consulted to some of the wealthiest families in South Africa. Sunél is passionate about helping people utilise their resources to bring balance and happiness to their lives.

Prior to launching Foundation, Sunél was a director at BJM Private Client Services. She was also a founding member of the firm’s management team. In her tenure of 17 years at the firm, she contributed to building a leading South African private client business. Sunél’s experience also includes trading on the money market, bond and equity markets, both locally and abroad, portfolio management, retirement planning and private client wealth management. With her background in economics and her deep understanding of the financial markets, Sunél has become a sought-after wealth manager.

Before her engagement at BJM Private Client Services, Sunél worked in institutional asset management and life insurance, where she gained experience in market research, investment marketing and fund management. Sunél is also the author of ‘Manage Your Money, Live Your Dream’, a financial guide for women. Sunél has the unique ability to make complicated financial matters straightforward and applicable. As a workshop facilitator and author, Sunél inspires individuals to use their money to live the life of their dreams.

She has a particular interest in financial wellness for women. Sunél holds an Honours Degree in Economics, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Member of the Institute of Stockbrokers and the Financial Planning Institute.

Sunél is married to Corporate Financier, Pieter Veldtman, and is a mother of three. She loves
gardening, playing the piano and spending time on the family’s farm in the Karoo.

Meet our panelists – Kerrin Land

Kerrin Land, CEO of Old Mutual Wealth, describes herself as puzzle-solver at heart.  “I love taking complex concepts and turning them into easy solutions for clients, as well as steamlining intertwined systems and processes to create business value,” she says.

While Kerrin has spent most of her career in one organisation, being Old Mutual, her range of skills and adaptable disposition have allowed her to make a valuable contribution across a wide spectrum of business sectors: investment product development, investment teams, distribution and marketing, business strategy and planning, and actuarial pricing and valuations.  She played a senior business leader role over nine years.

Now, having been appointed as CEO of Old Mutual Wealth in 2016, Kerrin works on the ultimate puzzle: getting people with complex personalities, cultures and perspectives aligned, engaged and excited about delivering great outcome for clients and shareholders.

Kerrin sees herself as a closet introvert who loves her two dogs, her two young children and her husband … not necessarily in that order!  In her rather limited free time, she reads, cooks, climbs and hikes, with the occasional bad squash or golf game thrown in.

Join WIFN Cape Town for an inspiring evening of perfect parings

Women In Finance Network invites you to an inspiring evening of perfect pairings…

Locally crafted gin and tonic – Hanneli van der Merwe, Founder and Managing Director of local craft tonic, Barker & Quin, does a tantalising gin and tonic tasting for us, while sharing her story of shaping her future and living her dreams.

Delicious food and wine – Stephanie Wiid, winemaker at Fairview Winery and co-owner of Thistle and Weed wine, does a delicious pairing of wine with our meal and shares her journey to becoming one of SA’s highly rated young winemakers.

You and your money journey – Certified Financial Planner®, ICF Coach and New Money Story Mentor®, Director at Chartered Wealth Solutions, and Founder of WIFN, Kim Potgieter, inspires you to understand your relationship with money in order to create your dream life.

Date: Wednesday, 29 November
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Venue: The One and Only
Fee: R375 per person, dinner included
Book your ticket now, click here!

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