Our Team

We are a professional and dynamic team who are passionate about helping organisations empower their staff. Our mission is to serve the needs of diverse employment sectors by offering extraordinary development programmes through outstanding service delivery and thus addressing critical skills shortages in the South African economy.

The Team

Henk Diedericks

Henk Diedericks

Academic Principal

Henk, a former teacher, is a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), along with holding practitioner qualifications in PRINCE2®, AgilePM®, AgileBA®, AgilePgM® and Change Management™. He is also one of only a handful of MSP® Advanced Practitioners in South Africa. He is currently completing an Honours degree in B.Com. Industrial Psychology. He has over 10 years’ experience in education, particularly in the field of Project and Programme Management and is a qualified moderator and assessor.

Dave Emslie

Dave Emslie

Chief Executive Officer

Dave has a broad range of experience and skills having started his career in the teaching profession and successively holding executive level positions at Delta Motor Corporation and EP Cricket/Warriors Professional Cricket Franchise.

Esti Strydom CA(SA)

Esti Strydom CA(SA)

Chief Financial Officer

Esti studied at Potchefstroom and did her articles in Robertson, Western Cape.  After four years working at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, she decided to venture into the hospitality industry. She owned and managed a Bistro at Van Loveren for three years and is now is back in finance. Esti obtained an Advance Diploma in Taxation in 2016.

Edem Foli

Edem Foli

Community Projects Manager

Edem is a University of Cape Town marketing and social science graduate with over 10 years’ marketing experience working in the media, retailing, publishing and NGO sector. She completed her MBA studies at Nelson Mandela University’s Business School.

Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson

HR and Training Executive

Amanda has a Master’s Degree in Business Coaching and Honours Degrees in Human Resources Development and Psychology. She has more than 30 years of experience, and is a specialist in the field of Training and Development.

Brenda Barnard

Brenda Barnard

Project Co-Ordinator

Brenda has a  PRINCE2 ® Practitioner qualification and has recently obtained her AT(SA) Qualification. She is responsible for the co-ordination of various learnerships/projects.

Angela Trollip

Angela Trollip

Sales Executive

Angela recently joined MBAT, she has been involved in sales for the over 30 years. She was formerly in Telecommunications and latterly in Hospitality before she joined the Training and Development industry.

Bhongo Sikrweqe

Bhongo Sikrweqe

Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator

Bhongo recently obtained his BTech degree in Internal Auditing and is currently studying towards an honours degree in the same field. He has been with MBAT for over 2 years and was part of the MBAT and FASSET workplace readiness programme. He is also a qualified facilitator, assessor and moderator.

Thando Mabija

Thando Mabija

Marketing & Research Analyst

Thando obtained his BTech Management Degree from Nelson Mandela University in 2015 and is currently completing a B.Com. (Honours) degree in Business Management.  He started his career at MBAT as an intern in January 2017, fuelled by determination, drive and ambition and has quickly become part of the team.

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