On behalf of the SABPP Board, it gives me great pleasure in announcing that Xolani Mawande has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the SA Board of People Practices (SABPP) with effect from 1 June 2019.
Mawande was appointed Interim CEO in August 2018. Mawande has a master’s degree in commerce from the University of South Africa, is registered as a Master’s HR Professional with SABPP and is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Xolani’s confirmation as SABPP’s new, full-time CEO is the culmination of an outstanding five years with us, achieving goals such as ensuring the approval of HR practitioners as ex officio Commissioners of Oaths by the Minister of Justice and growing new SABPP members to more than 1 000 annually. He is dynamic and has natural business acumen and innate leadership abilities.
Mawande initially joined SABPP in 2014 from Learning and Development management and specialist positions in the financial sector. As Operations Manager, he was tasked with streamlining operations to improve the SABPP value proposition and service delivery. Within a year, Mawande was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, serving on the SABPP board and on several sub-committees.
The SABPP Board looks forward to working with Xolani as he implements the organisation’s strategy for the 2020+ workplace and takes SABPP beyond the 10 000 members milestone. Already he has influenced the lives of thousands of HR professionals and students.
As a strong supporter of good education generally and mathematics in particular, Xolani is challenging HR professionals to improve their qualifications and to master Digital HR, HR analytics and metrics to add greater financial value to their organisations.
The Board is looking forward to working with Xolani in taking the HR profession forward.
Chairperson: SABPP Board