our founders

Amanda Jordaan, BA Communications

Amanda Jordaan has more than 22 years’ experience in the HR industry. Initially she worked as a training manager on large ERP systems implementations, but soon switched her attention to HR systems. She oversaw one of the earliest implementation of integrated Learner Management Systems in South Africa and subsequently assisted many organisations as a Consultant in this space. During this time Amanda worked for leading blue chip companies in South Africa such as Discovery, Volkswagen, Edcon, Exxaro and Anglo American.

As the HR Learning systems grew into other HR processes like Performance, Competencies and Job Profile Management, Amanda started working in the Organisation Design space. She joined Dimension Data where she has worked in a senior global role overseeing many different projects and functions, including 2 years as the HR Director for Dimension Data’s Global Services business.

Amanda’s core capabilities include HR Systems, Learning Management, Learning Design, Organisational Design, New Age Recruitment Practices and Job Framework Development. In addition she has developed solutions for EVP, graduate programmes, Mergers and Acquisitions, HR Metrics and Analytics and Talent Management.

However, Amanda’s passion is to understand how HR practices can support business to be more successful.

Amanda has presented at several international and a number of local conferences.

Kim Filies, MA Industrial Psychology

Kim Filies holds a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology coupled with more than 20 year’s experience in the HR field across a wide variety of industries, including Wholesale & Retail, Government, Hospitality, Information Technology and Manufacturing.

Kim started out in Learning and Development where she developed deep expertise in the NQF and SETA industries. This was followed by a period of focussing on Organisational Development which included acting as Manpower Development Manager for nearly 5 years at GrandWest Casino.

After GrandWest, Kim gained wide experience about the HR Generalist field at SAB which gave her the grounding for a position as Group HR Executive for Grand Parade Investment, where she managed a team of 12 individuals to ensure the achievement of consistency across the group HR practices for the business.

Kim has also worked as an Independent Consultant for periods during her career. Some of her consulting clients include BOS Ice Tea, Dimension Data, NSFAS, UCT GSB, Rondebosch Medi-Clinic, etc on a variety of business projects and programmes.

Kim’s strong capabilities include HR Strategy Development, Organisational Development and Design, HR Frameworks, Tools and Methodologies, Industrial Relations, Talent Acquisition, Development and Management.

Kim is passionate about passing on her insights and creating a next generation of empowered HR Professionals.

Kim has presented at local conferences and has authored locally published articles.

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Amanda Jordaan, BA Communications

083 259 7086

Kim Filies, MA Industrial Psychology

082 872 0822

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