Sirocco Strategic Management was started in 1996 in a time of great change and flux flowing through South Africa. It was established to work with organisations to guide them in their strategising and, more importantly, to ensure effective the implementation of the strategies. Implementation depends 100% on the people in the organisation buying into and committing to make the strategy work. This is a key area in which Sirocco has developed expertise, both locally and in Holland and the USA.
Sirocco has two key areas of focus:
Tony Frost is a fifth generation South African, educated at Queen’s College, Queenstown and at the Universities of Natal, Cape Town, South Africa and Wits. He is a keen sportsman, photographer, a private pilot and is passionate about the natural heritage of our planet and particularly South Africa.
After spending about five years in a board level marketing position, and then 20 years as Human Resources Director, he founded Sirocco Strategic Management in 1996.
Tony is a regular presenter at local and international conferences, on the subject of strategies in business and, in particular, the importance of people in making the strategy work. He has published After the Rain, a book on the subject of organisations and management. He also writes a regular column on environmental issues for a regional newspaper, and regularly talks on these topics on radio.
He was CEO of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in South Africa from 2002 to 2007 and was on the WWF Global Operations Executive (The Charter Group), the WWF Global Conservation Programme Committee, the Percy Fitzpatrick Advisory Board and others.
Carola has worked in trade and investment promotion, market/business intelligence as well as business development and strategy planning and implementation in various business environments.
The Governance Network
The Governance Network assists organisations and state institutions through a comprehensive corporate and government governance service offering, which includes all aspects of project and programme governance assurance, IT governance assurance and Enterprise Risk Management.
Kessels & Smit
Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company, is a group of 50 professionals with a passion for learning and development. From our bases in The Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, South Africa, India, Germany and the United States of America we support individuals, organisations and communities around the world in learning & development issues. We strive for solutions that build individual growth, sustainable organisational development, knowledge productivity, innovation and change.
Ashley runs Waterfall Marketing, a marketing consultancy specialising in strategy, implementation thereof, writing and production management for a variety of traditional and digital marketing tools.
Callison & Associates is based in Seattle, Washington. As a professional consulting services firm we specalise in domestic and global HR services. We build a customised, structured HR approach that addresses your specific needs within the context of the international market into which you are entering or expanding to give you a competitive edge. We will work with you on the following aspects: HR Analysis, Compensation and Benefits, Cultural Issues, Employee Relations and Regulations, Human Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sourcing and Selection Strategies, Retention.
The HR Kitchen
Belinda spent over nine years as part of the Global HR team of Dimension Data where she managed an extensive portfolio of global HR initiatives including Global Remuneration and Performance management across the Group. She was the Global Human Resources Manager (responsible for people based in 16 countries), International Assignments and Relocations Manager and managed the HR stream of a large Global outsource deal for one of the group’s key clients.
Belinda has a Masters in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. Prior to working at Dimension Data, she worked at Sirocco as a management consultant and intern Industrial Psychologist, gaining exposure to a variety of industries and disciplines. She also worked at Renwick Reward (now the Hay Group) as a remuneration consultant.
In April 2012, Belinda realised her dream of opening her own practice, The HR Kitchen.
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Flight at Dawn
is about two journeys: A physical journey into a wildlife reserve; and a spiritual and intellectual journey of the mind as Tony and his two boys explore the landscapes and the species that occupy them. The book discusses the lessons that can be learned from both the experiences they have on their journey and from the creatures they encounter. Tony also shares commentary on topical issues and on some of the vexing challenges and paradoxes of the working environment.
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After the Rain
is a uniquely African leadership book that takes the lessons learned from our abundant and diverse wildlife, and recasts them into practical ideas for implementation by anyone, anywhere.
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