Ambassador Skweyiya is the former South African Ambassador to France and UNESCO. She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs (now Department of International Relations and Cooperation) in 1995 and became the first female Deputy Director General, charged with managing South Africa’s relations with Asia and the Middle East.

This portfolio entailed, amongst other functions, overseeing the smooth transition of South Africa’s diplomatic relations team/mission from the Republic of Taiwan to the People’s Republic of China.

Ambassador Skweyiya holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Philosophy, obtained in Germany.

Mr. Motimele is a Member of Parliament and a co-chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence. He obtained his MBA from the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) and served in various portfolio committees. He will be part of Armscor Board for the next three years.

Advocate de la Hunt is currently practising as an advocate and member of the Cape Bar. She runs a general litigation practice, focusing on administrative law and regulatory compliance.

She was previously a Fellow at the Refugee Studies at the University of Oxford, Legal Advisor to the Minister of Correctional Services, Legal Advisor to the Minister of Home Affairs, Director at the University of Cape Town Law Clinic and a Fellow in the Legal Resources Centre, Cape Town.

Adv de la Hunt was previously an Executive Committee Member: Association of University Legal Aid Institutions, an Executive Member: National Consortium on Refugee Affairs, Chairperson: Cape Town Refugee Forum, a Member of NICRO Women’s Support Centre, a Member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, Commissioner of the Small Claims Court, Arbitration Panellist, Independent Mediation Services of South Africa and a Member of the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope. She holds BA, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Cape Town.

Dr Khanyile is currently the Managing Director of Marshaps College, and also serves as an external supervisor for Master’s and Doctoral students at the Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), University of South Africa (UNISA). He was previously an executive at Barclays Africa Group as General Manager: Strategy and Business Sustainment. He has also worked for the Department of Defence as Director:

Planning and Programming in the Policy and Planning Division. He served as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies (CEMIS), which is a part of the Faculty of Military Studies at Stellenbosch University.

Dr Khanyile holds a PhD in International Politics from the University of Pretoria, an MBL from UNISA and an MA in Political Science from Stellenbosch University. He has studied at various international academic institutions, such as Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel, Germany, Ashridge College in England and the Post-Graduate Naval School in the USA. He has a keen interest and vast experience in strategy development, value extraction, executive project management, mobile payment solutions and biometric technology.

Mr Vokwana is currently a businessman. His interests are divided between construction through Upahla Construction (Pty) Ltd and timber supplies/mining equipment and manufacturing through Kemac Close Corporation. He is the Executive Chairman and Shareholder of both entities.

He was Deputy Director General: Secretariat of the Defence Service Commission, Department of Defence, as well as a businessman involved in mining, manufacturing, information communication technology (ICT) and financial services, and Senior Manager at the National Intelligence Agency and the South African Secret Service. Prior to this, he worked for the African National Congress, both in exile and in South Africa. Mr Vokwana holds a National Diploma in Human Resource Management from Peninsula Technikon.

Mr Tyibilika is a businessman with two main interests: an engineering projects house, focused on design, development, system integration, installation, commissioning and consulting, and a steel service centre that supplies all steel grades, cut to size.

He was a Manufacturing Manager for Coca Cola Canners of South Africa, a consultant for the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor project in the development of a supply chain strategy and network, Executive Manager: Production for Denel LIW, Senior Maintenance Engineer for Eskom Hydro and Water, Design/Projects Engineer for Caltex Refinery and a Maintenance Engineer for Amcoal.

Mr Tyibilika is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He holds a Government Certificate of Competence (Factories) and is a Member of the SA Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and has completed an Executive Development Programme with the UNISA School of Business Leadership.

Academic qualifications:

  • BJuris
  • BA Hons
  • MAP
  • LLB
  • LLM

Areas of expertise: Strategic Management, HR Management, IR Management and Training Management.

Academic qualifications:

  • CA (SA)
  • MBL
  • MCom (Tax)

Areas of expertise: Financial Management and Corporate Governance.

Ms Simpson is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Expert Credit Insurance Corporation SOC Ltd. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant with experience in financial management, audit, risk, taxation, supply chain management, Seven years Executive experience in various Senior Financial and CFO positions. She also has extensive public sector experience from an audit and financial perspective ie over 15 years, Expert knowledge of PFMA; Treasury Regulations; PPPFA; Labour Relations Act and other Public Sector Regulations, Experience in Corporate Governance (King code) and compliance with provisions of the Companies Act and Tax Act, Integrated Reporting; ICT Management and Investments local and offshore. She completed her Leadership and Change Management Executive Programme – Yale University (School of Management).

Ms Mhlari is an Executive Director: PSTM Chartered Accountants. She has experience in financial management, audit and risk management. Her qualifications include: CA (SA), Bcom Acc hons and H Diploma (Tax Law)

Ambassador Ndlovu is a former SA High Commissioner to Ghana and is currently South Africa’s Deputy Permanent representative at the United Nations (UN) in New York. Her qualifications include: MA (Counselling Psychology), Bachelor of Science (Public Administration), Bachelor of Arts (Political Science). She also has extensive experience in International relations and politics.

Academic Qualifications include:

  • MBA
  • GradCSSA
  • Bcom