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Biography: Ingra du Buisson-Narsai (Director)
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)
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
Leader-Manager Challenge (from transactions to transformations).
and Meaning in Work and Life (creating an inspired vision that teams will be
enthused to work towards and management inspired to create).
emotional intelligences (using insights from neuro-science/how the
brain works to unleash potential).
360 degree insights (activating true leadership power).
· Team and
Group Alignment (synthesis of opposites to take the team to the next level of
Franchisee Development (People Management footprint).
Management Protocols (Building sound and savvy business cases to activate
clarity and energy).
Biorgraphy: Dr Chris van der Burgh (Director)
Dr CHRIS VAN DER BURGH
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
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
* November 1987-April 1996: Deputy Executive
Director/Executive Director, South African National Council on Alcoholism
and Drug Dependence (SANCA), Johannesburg,
* 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,
* July 1996-January 1997: Chief Technical Adviser, United
Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), Islamabad,
* February 1997-November 2004: Expert in Drug Abuse
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
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