Debora Patta

Former Executive Producer & Anchor: Current Affairs- 3rd Degree

After graduating from university, Patta worked as a political activist teaching literacy in Cape Town's squatter camps until 1990, when she started working as a freelance reporter for the BBC. Debora joined Radio 702 in Johannesburg as a reporter in 1990 and worked her way up to news editor in 1994 and special assignments editor in 1997. The first news story she worked on that was aired on Radio 702 was about the return of ANC leader Oliver Tambo from exile in December 1990.

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Duncan Brock


Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. His main role is to ensure that CIPS provides its corporate and public sector customers globally with products and services that help them develop and improve their procurement and supply team's capability. In addition, he is focusing on the MENA and Africa regions to grow CIPS membership and increase the number of people studying for CIPS qualifications.


Jonathan Hughes

Harvard Graduate, Partner, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader

Vantage Partners

Jonathan Hughes is a partner at Vantage Partners, and an expert in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, negotiation, strategic alliances, and organizational transformation. He has worked with leading companies and state owned enterprises across a range of industries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, with particular focus on developing and implementing new strategies that leverage enhanced collaboration - across internal organizational boundaries, and with external business partners.

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Shaun Scott

Managing Director

Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL)

Shaun Scott is Managing Director of Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL). WiL provides consulting, training and operational Supply Chain services to organisations in Southern Africa. Shaun has worked in the transport, logistics and supply chain arena for the past 20 years working with clients in Africa, Europe and North America.

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Vusi Thembekwayo


My Growth Fund

Vusi is a business speaker who empowers his audience with new knowledge, research findings and tools that they can immediately apply to their businesses or careers to achieve step-change results. He ran a R400-million division in a R17-billion multi-national, where he achieved the highest EBITDA within the group. Today he is the youngest director of a listed company. Vusi serves on several boards. He is the MD of a boutique investment and advisory firm that assists medium, large and listed businesses to achieve step-change results through their people.

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