This is my personal blog. I am a South African that work locally and internationally on the development of leading meso level organisations. Sometimes I work with research institutions, sometimes with leading firms, and in some cases I work with international development organisations.
I work mainly as a process consultant and coach in support of leadership teams that want to discover how they can improve the performance and agility of their organisations. In the past I have worked as capacity builder and expert trainer in topics like the promotion of value chains, industry clusters or innovation systems. I often still draw on these past experiences, especially when I coach teams to conduct processes of search, discovery and adaptation.
In my research and academic role I work mainly on complexity thinking and innovation systems. Since 2010 I have been a research associate with the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) at the Tshwane University of Technology. In 2015 I became a member of the Faculty at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in the Executive Education unit. During the period of 2011 to 2014 I was appointed as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow by the Technology Transfer and Innovation Directorate of the Vaal University of Technology.
I live in Pretoria, South Africa, with my wife Annelien, and my daughters Nicole and Caitlin.