Professor and Head, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg

Theo holds a Doctorate in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. He is a registered psychologist (both Industrial and Research Psychology) and a registered personnel practitioner.

He has extensive research and development, as well as consulting experience over the past 30 years in the fields of strategy formulation and implementation; strategic organisational change; organisational (re)design; team building; leadership/management; and strategic people/ talent management; the organisational and people dimension mergers and acquisitions. He has consulted/ consults with many leading South African companies, and organisations overseas, in the above areas in the roles of Advisor, Expert, Coach/ Mentor.

Theo is regarded as one of the thought leaders in South Africa with respect to people management and the psychology of work. Over many years he has demonstrated his ongoing ability to pro-actively identify emerging people and leadership needs and arrive at fit-for-purpose, innovative solutions that are simultaneously theoretically and practically sound. He has a proven ability to move seamlessly between theory and practice, and vice versa.

He is the author of nearly 200 technical/ consulting reports/articles covering the abovementioned areas. He has done numerous management and professional presentations and seminars at a national and international level. He is the author of two books. He has contributed nine book chapters

Experience

  • –present
    Professor and Head, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg

Honours

He has led the profession of Psychology and Industrial Psychology nationally as President on several occasions. He has been awarded Fellowship status by the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of SA (SIOPSA). He was given an Award for Life Long Achievement by the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) in 2012.