, South Africa Member
Branson Advisory Board at CIDA
Board Member, The Business Place
is currently assisting a broad based black economic empowerment (BEE) group to operationalise the Entrepreneurship Development Trust
, created as one of the black empowerment partners to Investec's BEE deal.
She joined Investec in May 1997, serving in the Employee Relations Division and represented the Banking Council on the negotiating team at NEDLAC for the Employment Equity Act.
She was a member of the Banking Council and served on the sub-committee of the Inter Bank Working Group.
role in Investec
included heading Investec's Employment Equity Forum, formalising the group's Employment Equity Plan and transformation process, driving the black empowerment strategy and initiating the sustainability process for the group.
She also headed Investec's Corporate Social Investment Division and was the catalyst in developing CIDA City Campus, South Africa's first virtually free tertiary educational institution, and is credited with creating The Business Place, a cluster of businesses that support emerging entrepreneurs now operating in Johannesburg, Cape Town, King Williamstown and Botswana.
sits on all the boards of The Business Place
in Johannesburg, Eastern Cape, Cape Town, Philippi and also on the Branson School Advisory Board at CIDA
She has served as an executive member and chairperson on the Witwatersrand Regional Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.
She served articles of clerkship at Werksmans Attorneys in Johannesburg and remained there as an associate before joining Investec.