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Prof Piet Naudé

Professor: Ethics related to politics, economics and business

Director: University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

Piet-Naude Prof Piet Naudé holds an MA in Philosophy (cum laude) and a Doctoral degree in Theology from Stellenbosch University, and was appointed as Director of the Stellenbosch University Business School (USB) on 1 September 2014. He has received a number of national and international academic awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation scholarship to the Universities of Heidelberg and Bamberg (Germany), and life membership of the Centre for Theological Enquiry at Princeton University (USA). Between January 2012 and August 2014, he held a position of Professor Extraordinaire at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Theology. He is a rated scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa and has published over 90 articles in accredited journals and presented more than 100 papers at national and international conferences. His monograph on the Belhar confession was awarded the Andrew Murray- Desmond Tutu prize for theological-academic literature in 2011.

Prof Naudé is the past president of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) and also the African representative on the executive committee of ISBEE, the International Society for Business, Ethics and Economics. He was appointed as a Trustee of the Wilderness Foundation Africa in 2015, and was appointed to the EFMD Dean’s Steering Committee in 2016. He regularly speaks at business and civil society conferences and has done consulting work for national and international listed companies on issues of ethics and governance. He has written a weekly column for The Eastern Province Herald for the last nine years, and won the national Vodacom Journalist of the Year competition in 2011 for his work as a columnist. Times Media published a collection of these columns entitled, Reading between the (head) lines, in October 2014.Prof Naudé is married to Elize Roodt, an academic, and the couple has three children.


Charlene Gerber

Associate Professor in Marketing: University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)


Prof Charlene Gerber, Associate Professor in Marketing at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) from January 2015, holds an MComm (cum laude) from North-West University (NWU) and a DComm from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Before joining the USB, she was employed at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Business Management.

 Prof Gerber started her teaching career at Unisa in 2000. Teaching Marketing as well as Research Methodology, she has been extensively involved in establishing good research practice amongst the MBA students. She aims to teach her students to think in an unconventional way. The most important thing that students will learn in her classroom is “to think outside of the box” so that they can approach problems creatively when they are in a work environment.

Charlene is also skilled in, amongst others, research design, statistical data analysis, experimental design and marketing research. She is active as a research and development consultant with nlighten. Prof Gerberis a member of both MASA and SAIMS. She holds a number of volunteer causes close to her heart, including organizations that are concerned with children, economic empowerment, education and poverty alleviation.


John Morrison

Senior Research Consultant: University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)


Dr John Morrison is Senior Research Consultant at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), specializing in project management, research methodology and research coaching. He holds a PhD and MBA in addition to his BSc Eng. He is the former editor of USB Leaders’ Lab, and presently acts as research consultant to MBA students while lecturing in Research Methodology.

Before joining academia, Dr Morrison was employed by the Small Business Development Corporation/Business Partners and as engineer and project manager in the weapons manufacturing industry. In addition to his academic career, he consults in project management, management accounting and financial modeling in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) environment, and management information. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the South African Journal of Business Management.



Prof Rajani Naidoo

Professor: Higher Education Management

Director: International Centre of Higher Education Management,University of Bath School of Management

Professor Rajani Naidoo is the Director of the International Centre for Higher Education Management at the University of Bath. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, University of London, and the University of Natal. Professor Naidoo researches transformations in global political economy and organisational change in universities. Her focus is on global competition and markets, new forms of imperialism, and the contribution of universities to global well being. She has delivered keynote addresses in a several countries and presented the 2016 Annual Worldviews lecture in Canada. She has acted as an expert advisor to international bodies and is on the research and development committee of the European Foundation for Management Development. She is an Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Sociology of Education, as well as the International Journal of Sociology of Education. She co-edits a book series on Global Higher Education (Palgrave) and African Higher Education Dynamics (African Minds).


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Enders

Professor of Higher Education Management, University of Bath School of Management

Jürgen Enders is Professor of Higher Education Management at the School of Management, University of Bath. His academic interest is focused on the study of institutional change in the field of universities, and their role in society and economy. Professor Enders has written and co-edited 14 books, and published more than 100 articles in books and journals such as Organization Studies, Public Management, Public Management Review, Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education and Scientometrics. He is an elected member of the Academia European and of the German Academy of Science and Engineering, and Honorary Fellow of the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE). He is a member of the Advisory Committee for Research and Knowledge Exchange of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), of the German Advisory Council for Education, and of the Research and Development committee of the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD).


Dr. Robin Shields

Senior Lecturer: Higher Education Management, University of Bath School of Management

Director: The Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management

Dr Robin Shields is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath, where he is also Director of the Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has published widely on the globalisation of education. His analysis of global international student flows received the George Bereday Award for the most outstanding article in Comparative Education Review in 2013. Dr Shields has acted as Principal Investigator on research funded by the Higher Education Academy, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has also undertaken research funded by the Economic and Social Research Councils.