Dr Deon Cloete (PhD) is the Head of the Futures Programme at SAIIA, where he leads the institute’s work on strategic foresight, systemic innovation and anticipatory governance. His research interests span complexity-informed approaches to strategic foresight, systemic change, systems innovation and transformative futures by re-imagining complex systems change and the roles of cross-scale change agents. He is a transdisciplinary action researcher and an experienced facilitator of systemic change, innovation and strategic foresight interventions with a focus on ‘systems change co-creation for sustainability transitions and regenerative cultures. He researches and consults national, regional, continental, and global stakeholders in the education, health, energy, mining, and automobile sectors, but also a wide range of development agencies, organisations and national and local governments interested in anticipatory policy, planning decision support for leaders, decision-makers, policymakers, and multilateral institutions. Deon graduated from Stellenbosch Business School with a PhD in Complex Systems Change and Innovation and serves as a research fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University.