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On Monday, 9 June 2014, the School of Management Sciences introduced their advisory board. The board consists of various academics, entrepreneurs, consultants and managers from corporate companies around Port Elizabeth. The School will collaborate with the various board members and draw on their expertise.

The Advisory Board Members are as follows:

  • Prof Stephan van der Merwe – Professor: Northwest University Business School
  • Mr Doug Mattheus – Marketing Director: Cell C
  • Ms Kirsten Redelinghuys – HR Development Manager: Spar Eastern Cape
  • Mr Edward Gutsche – Managing Director: EDGE Financial Group
  • Mr John Lawlor – Logistics Manager: Coega Development
  • Mr Lance Schultz – CEO: Eastern Cape Automotive Industry Development Centre
  • Mr Paul Leonard – Executive Director Financial Planning: Consolidated
  • Ms Belinda Sullivan – Principal Consultant: Alexander Forbes
  • Mr Johnathan Goldberg – CEO: Global Business Solutions
  • Ms Ellen Rungani – Lecturer: Fort Hare University
  • Mr Gawain Visagie – Business Development Manager and Sector Head: Automotive: DHL Global Forward
  • Mr Patrick King – Regional General Manager: Central District: Sanlam
  • Prof Miemie Struwig – Director: School of Management Sciences: NMMU South Campus
  • Prof Gideon Horn – Head of Department: Logistics NMMU 2nd Avenue Campus
  • Prof Madele Tait – Head of Department: Marketing NMMU 2nd Avenue Campus
  • Dr Jo Zeelie – Head of Department: Management Practice NMMU 2nd Avenue Campus
  • Prof Eileen Mazibuko – Head of Department: Business Management NMMU South Campus
  • Prof Elroy Smith – Lecturer: Unit for Applied Management Sciences NMMU South Campus
  • Prof Elmarie Venter – Lecturer: Family Business Unit NMMU South Campus
  • Ms Jackie Palframan – Lecturer: Programme leader of the Financial Planning Programmes NMMU South Campus
  • Mr Jody Jaftha – Student: NMMU
  • Ms Donne Bonner – Student: NMMU


At the launch of the Advisory Board Prof Saras Sarasvathy spoke about the important role of business in the academia and she also outlined what if is that makes someone a world-class academic.


The Advisory Board bios can be accessed via our website: http://www.sms.nmmu.ac.za/Advisory-Board.

ABOVE: Advisory Board Members

ABOVE: Advisory Board members together with Dr Retha Scheepers (Australia) and Prof Saras Sarasvathy (USA)