Our Team Expertise

Manufacturing, Water, Energy, Telecoms, Government & Public Entities
Governance, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Organisational Structuring, Performance Improvement and Organisational Structuring
Johannesburg and Cape Town
Robert Mulder
Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Private Equity
Organisational Stabilisation and Turnarounds, Valuations, Production Optimisation
Johannesburg and Durban
Stuart Buss
Financial Services, Government, Transport & Logistics, Information Technology

Forensics, Risk and Organisational Performance Improvement

Johannesburg and Bloemfontein

Yolande Jansen

Training and Education, Financial services

Leadership Development, Market Innovation, Branding


Dr Nik Eberl

Government and Public Entities

Strategic Planning and Implementation

Johannesburg and Durban

Dean Padyachee

Agriculture and Mineral Resources, NGO’s

Strategic Planning, Fund Raising, Financial Modelling

Johannesburg, Eastern Cape and SADEC

Dr Lawrence Gadzikwa

Financial Services, Government, Retail, Media

Reputation management and Communication

Cape Town, SADEC and East Africa

Regine le Roux

Media, Financial Services, Manufacturing

Change Management & Communication

Cape Town, Europe

Kristina Malther

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Our team of experts to guide you to realising performance:

Robert Mulder: Managing Partner

Principal Consultant – Board Governance, Strategy and Organisational Performance // CV Highlights

Rob has 20 years consulting experience, both internally, within industrial and commercial organisations, and externally across a wide range of economic sectors.  His areas of expertise are board governance, strategy development and the realisation thereof to achieve performance, through effective measurement mechanisms and validation through research. He has facilitated corporate, business and functional level strategies in numerous organisations at both board and executive management levels.

Rob values in-depth analysis as a critical component of strategy development and effective and transparent reporting. He has strong international ties and has worked with international teams on Balanced Scorecard implementations.

Rob’s current interests are in governance and enhancing board effectiveness

Rob has a BSc degree in Biosciences and a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership.

Stuart Buss: Partner

Principal Consultant – Strategy, Organisational Performance, Project Management // CV Highlights

Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in executive leadership positions in manufacturing, construction and utility organisations both locally and internationally. For the past three years Stuart has been working as a consultant specialising in business stabilisation and turnarounds. Stuart has a strong interest in implementing business strategy effectively through organisational alignment and performance.

Over the span of his career Stuart has utilised project management disciplines to achieve results correlated to the desired outcome. This core competency is utilised to achieve the strategic and organisational changes required to bring about effective stabilisation, turnaround and performance improvement.

Stuart has a BSc in Electrical Engineering, a BCom in Economics, and an MBA in Business Economics. Stuart also is a PRINCE II practitioner and a Chartered Engineer registered at the IET in the UK.

Yolande Jansen: Partner

Principal Consultant – Organisational performance and Finance Performance, Risk and Compliance and Strategy // CV Highlights

Yolande has 12+ years consulting experience in Supply chain management, Manufacturing, FMCG, Pharmaceutical and ICT, which includes serving as interim CFO for various organisations.  Her areas of expertise are stabilisation of operational and finance performance, turnarounds, forensics, business and financial reviews, strategy development and board governance.  She has facilitated corporate, business and functional level stabilisations in numerous organisations at both board, executive management levels.

Yolande is passionate about customised, practical solutions and values accurate and transparent financial and non-financial reporting. She has advanced experience in addressing complex and sensitive financial transactions, investigations and audits. 

Yolande’s current interests are in enhancing Financial Management and Reporting effectiveness, Risk Management, Compliance and Governance

Yolande is a qualified and registered chartered accountant registered with SAICA.

Dr NikolAus Eberl: Associate Partner

Principal – Leadership, Marketing & Innovation Strategy // CV Highlights

As a lecturer, Dr Nik has conducted extensive research on the leadership legacy of the famous Zulu King Shaka. As a result, he authored “The Seven Secrets of IziCwe: Conquer Life!”, a uniquely South African business and life skills innovation programme.

The sequel, “The IziCwe Code: Innovate or Die!”, featuring the innovation strategies of Emperor Shaka) was introduced to help organisations disrupt their market through innovative strategies and interventions.

Dr Nik is also an expert in applying the ideas management strategies of Emperor Shaka in organisational improvement and organisational turnarounds. He works in quality assurance and customer service and has developed and utilises motivational intelligence techniques to transform management teams through strategic management and planning workshops into effective and productive employees.

Dr Nik has a PhD (Classics) and an IR Diploma


Dean Padayachee: Associate Partner

Managing Consultant –  Organisational Strategy and Performance Optimisation // CV Highlights

Dean Padayachee is a lateral and innovative thinker who is able to distil logical business solutions from complex situations. His experience includes knowledge of business strategy, risk management, trade in African countries and the provision of holistic cross-functional management solutions. He is skilled at providing strategic direction, conceptual models and implementation directed at improving operations and service delivery models.

Dean has developed excellent client relationships and communication skills that ensure client satisfaction. Dean has worked on large successful performance improvement projects in the public sector and has facilitated numerous workshops, whilst delivering multi-workstream projects.

Dean has a BSc, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Natal, 1999 and a Master’s in Business Administration, University of Natal, 2003.

Kristina Malther: Associate Partner

Managing Consultant – Change and Communications // CV Highlights

Kristina is a Change Communications Specialist with 13+ years’ experience communicating and managing change in a wide range of international companies. In 2002, she founded a leading Internal Communications Agency; Open, in Copenhagen Denmark.

Kristina has assisted organisations across Europe with change management and communication, applying her unique combination of strategic insights and creative approaches. She has worked with some of Denmark’s and Northern Europe’s largest organisations; and has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, specifically in the engineering, finance, medical and biotech industries.

Her expertise spans strategic change projects, corporate strategy implementation, engagement projects, safety, leadership training, communication assessments and measurement. Furthermore, Kristina is an experienced project manager, facilitator and trainer who holds the ICC certificate in Business Coaching and is a Keirsey Temperament Certified Professional (MBTI).

Kristina has an MA in Communication and Psychology (Roskilde University) 2004.

Dr. Lawrence Gadzikwa: Associate Partner

Managing Consultant -Strategy and Strategic Research // CV Highlights

Lawrence has more than 18 years experience as a seasoned management consultant where his business development, turnaround strategy development and execution, economic development, agricultural and agribusiness consulting, research and training and project management skills have been honed. Lawrence is a strategic thinker with a unique ability to handle complex issues at any level within an organisation and where he has delivered practical and relevant outcomes to clients in various fields.

Lawrence has worked across a variety of private and public sector clients; he is also a non-executive board member of the Institute of Business Advisors of South Africa (IBASA) and the Global Jewellery Academy.

Lawrence has a PhD from the University of KwaZulu Natal, an MSc in Agricultural Economics as well as a CIS from the University of Zimbabwe.


Mehleli Mpofu: Associate Partner

Managing Consultant – Strategy and Organisational Improvement // CV Highlights

Mehleli has 17 years experience in strategy, performance improvement and economic development consulting. His areas of specialisation include business and economic development strategy formulation, business and operating model design, strategic cost analysis and management, business case development and financial modelling.

Mehleli has undertaken pre-divesture feasibility studies for local and international manufacturing businesses and developed business and operating models in the logistics sector and in public entities.  He has worked on market entry assignments guiding the consideration of market entry options along with the validation of business cases.

Mehleli is an expert in the public sector, providing support on public expenditure and policy analysis. In addition to costing policy decisions, he also advises on the different funding mechanisms for different government initiatives.

Mehleli has an MBA (University of Cape Town) 2003 and a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance. (Association of Chartered Accountants) 2001 M. Eng. (University of Oxford) 1998


Regine le Roux: Associate Partner

Principal Organisational Reputation Management and Communication // CV Highlights

Regine is a corporate reputation specialist. She has significant experience in developing communication, change and marketing strategies compiled for clients in both the private and public domains. She has built extensive experience in  government, human resources, information communication technology (ICT), manufacturing, pharmaceutical and retail sectors. These businesses encompass parastatals, multinational companies; JSE listed companies, as well as privately owned companies.

Regine has managed several reputation and brand-orientated research projects. She became proficient in management consulting and worked in change and communication engagements within the government and parastatal sectors. Regine’s expertise lies in communication management where her focus is on corporate reputation across private and public sector organisations in South Africa, regionally and internationally. 

Regine has an M.Com. (Communication Management)-University of Pretoria 2003.


Diederik Jordaan: Associate Partner

Managing Consultant Information and Communication Technology Strategy and Solutions // CV Highlights

Diederik has 30 years experience in Financial, Information and Communication Technology Strategy and Solutions consulting and management. His areas of specialisation include, Information and Communication Technology Solutions delivery, Financial and IT Systems, Business analysis and design, Procurement Systems design and modelling with specific focus on the Hospitality Industry.

Diederik has been involved in various ICT projects worldwide, comprising government institutions, information communication technology for Transport, Procurement and Retail Sectors. These businesses encompass parastatals, multinational companies; JSE listed companies as well as privately owned companies.

Diederik has a BCompt Accounting from Unisa and 5 years articles is also a NCC certified Systems Analyst. He also holds a certificate for Project management from Xpert Project Management Services. 



Governing our business



Managing Partner and Executive Chairman – Robert Mulder BSc MBL

Non- Executive Director – Vacant