Vic van Vuuren
Victor Van Vuuren
Director, International Labour Organisation
After completing a law degree Vic started his working career at the Department of Justice as a public prosecutor and magistrate.
moved to Transnet Ltd
initially functioned as a legal advisor but eventually occupied the position of General Manager, Human Resources.
In January 1997, Vic
moved from Transnet
and took up the position of Chief Executive: Human Resources at Sanlam, a position he
occupied until December 2005.
Whilst at Sanlam Vic was seconded for 2003 and 2004 to take up the position of Chief Operations Officer at the newly created Business Unity South Africa which he helped establish.
In January 2005 Vic left Sanlam and joined BUSA on a full time basis in the same capacity a position which he occupied until January 2009.
Whilst at BUSA Vic was the representative for Business at Nedlac
(National Economic, Development and Labour Council) and served on the Nedlac
Executive and Management committees.
also served on the BUSA
Governing Body, BUSA Management Committee and acted as business advisor to the Millennium Labour Council
(A national bipartite Employer and Worker Council).
In February 2009, Vic was appointed as the Director, International Labour Organisation, Eastern and Southern Africa based in Pretoria.
Vic also serves on the Council for Higher Education and also represented organised business on JIPSA (Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition).
served on the International Labour Organisation
Governing Body for 5 years and was appointed onto the ILO
Committee on Freedom of Association where he
led the international employer's delegation.
In addition to this he also served on the Council of the Pan African Employers Confederation and was until 2008 South Africa's lead delegate for organised business at the International Labour Organisation.
Vic also served as a board member of the Security Industry Association and the South African Power Utility Research Advisory Board.
Outside of the work environment, Vic is the Vice-Chairman of the Santos Professional Football Team and is a non-executive director on the Board of the La Rosa Spanish Dance Company.