In her present position Tina is responsible for the Standard Bank Group Corporate Affairs that oversees Corporate Social Responsibility reporting to the Group CE and she is a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Former Executive Vice President: Organisational Development and Communication at the CSIR, prior to that, Director of Water, Environment and Forestry division at CSIR. Tina joined the CSIR as Director of the Textiles and Clothing research division.
She boasts an academic background with an MBA Business Operations/Project Management from the Philadelphia University, USA and BS in Textile Engineering from the same university. Prior to that she obtained a BS in Applied Maths and Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York in Oneonta. She also attended the Senior Executive Programme (SEP) at the Harvard Business School, USA.
Tina has a track record in successfully turning around difficult business operations. This is evident in her work experience at After Six Inc., USA as Chief Engineer, at Woolworths as a Senior Manager responsible for Supplier Management in the Textiles division, at the CSIR and the recent re-establishment of Group Corporate Affairs department at Standard Bank.
Her experience includes planning and execution of large organisational change management initiatives. Tina’s career evolved from managing technical production operations as a Chief Engineer in the USA, including negotiating with Worker Union representatives, to supplier management and production re-engineering to improve product quality and production efficiency. A position she held for over five years.
After seven years at CSIR, Tina was instrumental not only with leading research agendas but also in linking research outputs to sustainable business innovations like Breathetex, Lubisi Enterprises and Mohair Weavers. The greatest achievement in these was successful social enterprises to uplift whole communities in the Eastern Cape (Lubisi) and North West (Phokeng).
Tina joined Standard Bank in 2005 to set up Group Corporate Affairs function that would address the role of the bank as a responsible corporate citizen that is engaged with its key stakeholders; understands the social, political and economic issues in the country or countries where it operates. Standard Bank today takes its role in shaping the economic development of a democratic nation and emerging market Africa seriously to the benefit of its shareholders and society at large.
Tina, we salute you!