Biography: Ingra du Buisson-Narsai (Director)
Registered Industrial Psychologist HPCSA
M Comm I/O Psychology
Cell: (+27) 082  612 2378

Ingra is a registered industrial psychologist with the South African Health Professions Council.  She holds a MComm in industrial psych, and an Honors degree in Strategic Management. She is also a formally trained executive coach, and Demartini Method Facilitator. She has held various positions in Corporate South Africa. These include Practitioner Development Manager (Eskom), Human Resources Executive (Aegis Insurance/RMBH Group), HR Director (Usko/Bytes Technology) and Group HR Director (Famous Brands Limited)

She also has done pro bono/volunteer work on career counseling, conflict resolution, and strategic management for non-profit organizations.

Ingra is now in private practice and her passion is to engage in and inspire personal meaning in Corporate South Africa. Her talent lies in consulting to corporate and private clients on organizational diagnostics, dissolving conscious and unconscious blocks to success in order to assist people, teams, and business leaders in achieving balance, clarity, personal power and inspiration in their working lives.

She is currently dedicated to corporate clients,  Famous Brands Limited and Independent News Media as well as private clients from the world of work.

 Ingra has facilitated and led workshops and talks on:

·     The Leader-Manager Challenge (from transactions to transformations).

·     Purpose and Meaning in Work and Life (creating an inspired vision that teams will be enthused to work towards and management inspired to create).

·      Enhancing emotional intelligences (using insights from neuro-science/how the brain works to unleash potential).

·     Leadership 360 degree insights (activating true leadership power).

·     Team and Group Alignment (synthesis of opposites to take the team to the next level of success).

·     SCHARP Franchisee Development (People Management footprint).

·     Project Management Protocols (Building sound and savvy business cases to activate clarity and energy). 

 Biorgraphy:  Dr Chris van der Burgh (Director)



This abbreviated Curriculum Vitae highlights Chris van der Burgh's professional working career, spanning some 43 years, in both the public and private sectors and the United Nations system, at both headquarter and field levels.  It also reflects a repertoire of both substantive/technical and operational expertise and skills that encompasses proven analytical, managerial, administrative, policy making, strategic planning and programme development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation components.


The expertise and skills have been acquired not only in the course of academic training in Sociology, Psychology, and Business Management but, more importantly, during a career that has entailed substantive, programmatic and managerial involvement in health promotion, and drug control and crime prevention-related issues at various levels.


Chris van der Burgh holds a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in Sociology degree from the University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa; a Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology degree from the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; and a Management Advancement Programme diploma from the Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.


*June 1971-October 1987: Specialist researcher, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, South Africa

* November 1987-April 1996: Deputy Executive Director/Executive Director, South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA), Johannesburg, South Africa.

* January 1995-April 1996: Executive Director and Chairperson of Management Board, Institute for Health Training and Development, Johannesburg, South Africa.

* May-June 1996: Consultant to National Management Board, SANCA, Johannesburg, South Africa.

* July 1996-January 1997: Chief Technical Adviser, United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), Islamabad, Pakistan.

* February 1997-November 2004: Expert in Drug Abuse Prevention, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria.

* December 2004 to March 2010: Chief, UNODC, Division for Operations, covering Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean regions.

In summary, Chris van der Burgh’s work experience has entailed involvement in various training and project development and implementation and management capacities, and also as resource person for numerous conferences, seminars and workshops in various countries in especially Africa, the British Isles, Europe, the Middle East, and North America in respect of various health promotion and drugs and transnational organized crime-related issues.

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