The SD Team

Lesch, Connie_2013-3Connie Lesch

Director: Strategy Defined (Pty) Ltd

Summary of Experience

Project Controls Specialist with 25 years experience on mega/major projects including Petroleum Refining | Petrochemical | Steel Plants | Marine Mining and Infrastructure projects in Ports, Terminal & Rail | Best Practice: Processes; Procedures

Management of Global Project Controls & Project Services teams:
Estimating | Cost Management | Planning & Scheduling | EPCM Controls | Project Controls Systems | Contracts Administration | Quantity Surveying; and Document Management

Key Competencies : Transferring of Project Controls knowledge through training; lecturing and coaching (one-on-one and teams); Facilitation of workshops, boot camps and seminars on Project controls procedures, processes and workflows specializing in basic methodology competency transference; particularly for setup phases; Consistent support of senior project managers/directors/executives with the objective of  achieving project completions on time and within budget; Adept and skilled at team integration and managing all project control aspects; Practical experience in these competencies has been acquired with major managing contractors and mega projects.

chiliza_3Chiliza Nkabinde

Supplier Development Training Specialist | Youth Training Facilitator

Chiliza is focused on developing people in a holistic manner, starting with skills development as a means to transform lives.

Education :
Socient Associate in Partnership with the Harvard Business School
Social | Entrepreneurship Programme – October 2013 | Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Programme – December 2012 | Regenesys
Project Management Certificate – April 2009 / Wits Technikon (now UJ)
 Mechanical Engineering Diploma – June 1995 | Wits University
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – December 1992 (Transferred to Technikon) | University of Zululand
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – December 1989 | Soweto College of Education
National Diploma in Education (Technical) –December 1987

Full Time Employment Experience : Gauteng Department of Education, Musi High School, Soweto / Sasol 3, Gasification Plant, Secunda, Mpumalanga

ZandiZandi Nkabinde 

Enterprise Development Training Specialist | Facilitator | Assessor

Zandi is passionate about helping people to understand business concepts in the process transform their lives, loved ones, community and South Africa as a whole.

Her passion for training turns Zandi into a force of nature when she is in the training room. Zandi has travelled far afield, and abroad. Her experience both in life and the training room, her desire for excellence is what gives Zandi the edge.

10 Credits National Diploma in Accounting ( Wits Tech) Facilitation ( ServiceSETA) | Assessor ( ETDP) | Certificate in Management (Goldman Sasch 10 000 Women Programme) University of Pretoria

Screen Shot 2015-06-13 at 11.21.22Lizelle van Wyk

HR and B-BBEE Specialist

Lizelle van Wyk’s professional focus is Human Resources & Broad-Based BEE. Her education background is a B.Sc degree (NW University) and BA Honours degree (Human Resources Management)from the University of Johannesburg. She also holds a certificate in Advanced Labour Law from University of Pretoria, is registered as a Chartered HR Practitioner.

As a Human Resources professional she has more than 15 years’ experience in Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Black Economic Empowerment including transformation.