Oliver Seale is the Acting Chief Executive Officer at Universities South Africa, formerly Higher Education South Africa. His previous positions include Director in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at Wits University, DDG for Training Delivery at the Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy, and Director of the Higher Education Leadership and Management Programme at HESA. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, programme/project management, relationship and stakeholder management, in various organisational settings. Oliver has a keen interest and is an emerging researcher in organisational development, strategic planning, performance management and leadership development. He holds a BBA, Masters in HE Studies and a PhD in Leadership Development.