Managing Director, WSP in Africa
Mathieu du Plooy
Savannah Maziya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the United States of America and an MBA from the United Kingdom.
She is currently the Group CEO of the Bunengi Group based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Bunengi Group is a project development, management and investment company that operates all over the African continent in the infrastructure, natural resources and financial services sectors. This company is the only one of its kind that is women owned and run in Africa.
Savannah has worked in various other industries such as broadcasting, mining and financial services. She has run various businesses that she started and later sold. She has served on various boards such as Rand Water (the largest water utility in Africa), Immigration, National Gambling and Casino Boards, The Construction Industry Development Board, The New School in New York, and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications. She has also served on various listed international mining groups boards, such as Gold one and Uranium one. After South Africa was declared a democratic country in 1994, Savannah also played the role of special advisor to various government ministers.
Marketing & Communications Director, UK, South Africa & Israel
Emma has responsibility for strategic sector marketing, corporate communications, public affairs and media relations. She is also accountable for the Company brand and reputation. During her time at WSP she has lead the internal and external communication on numerous and varied acquisitions, delivered an innovative global conference for senior leadership and undertaken a full rebrand across the UK business bringing multiple legacy identities under one name.
Prior to this, she worked at the Australian property developer, Lend Lease, as Head of Marketing and Communication for their EMEA operation, overseeing consultation and PR on major projects such as the Elephant and Castle development, Greenwich Peninsular and the Olympic Village, as well as managing the Investor Relations programme for the EMEA CEO.
Emma holds a BSc in Economics, an LPC in UK Law and has a green belt Six Sigma qualification. Emma is also on the Board of Trustees for a legal charity as well as an educational charity, where she is also a member of the Finance Committee.
Director Power & Industrial
Dinesh is a professional engineer with over 11 years’ experience in the power sector. He has worked primarily in the field of transmission, distribution and renewable energy engineering and has extensive experience in substations, high voltage lines and cables, substation automation and switchgear, including high level and detailed design, construction and commissioning. He also has experience in manufacturing and supply of electrical equipment in substation automation, medium voltage and low voltage switchgear and distribution.
Director, Transport and Infrastructure
Director, Customer Experience & Strategic Growth
Francois van Rensburg
Director Customer Experience & Strategic Growth
Relevant experience includes greenfields’ project development, brownfields’ project management, operations and maintenance, and public infrastructure management. He worked for the Gauteng Provincial Government as Deputy Director-General for Public Health Infrastructure. In this role, he was responsible for management of large infrastructure budgets and diverse teams of project managers, engineers and maintenance personnel. He has a firm understanding of public sector management of finances, procurement, systems and processes.
HR Director - Middle East & Africa
In addition to her role in Africa, Caroline leads the Shared Services teams for WSP in Africa with a key focus on People and Workplaces disciplines. She is based in Dubai and has worked with WSP since 2005. She is a member of the Global HR Leadership Team and supports on delivering global and regional people strategies. Caroline is passionate about designing workplaces and cultures that are highly engaging and provide a consistently positive workplace experience for employees. She is creative in identifying opportunities and solutions that challenge the status quo and keep WSP as an employer of choice.
Caroline graduated with a 1st class honours in Human Resources in 2002 and completed her Master of Business Administration in 2017 from Warwick University, UK . She is a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Dhiren's previous positions include being Financial Director at DPI Plastics and Wade Walker, before joining WSP. He has a BCom (Hons) in Accounting from University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Director, Environment & Energy
Director, Power & Industrial
Director, Property Coastal
Director, Transport & Infrastructure
Divisional Managing Director - Earth and Environment
Dr Ralph Heath
He has successfully built sustainable consulting entities in Africa linked to servicing mining clients. In his role as Managing Director of Golder and Director of the Earth and Environment Business Unit he oversees a wide range of environmental advisory services throughout Africa.