Executive management, comprised of heads of each Unit, provides strategic leadership to the organisation and report to the Chief Executive Officer. The IDT operates on a hybrid decentralised organisational model. The 9 regions have autonomous day to day authority in operational terms and account centrally to the Chief Executive Officer for strategic business, and to the Executive: Regional Operations for operational matters. This hybrid model fosters innovation and flexibility in order to enhance operational efficiency and strategic unity at a corporate level.
See below for the summarised profiles of the Executives:
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – Interim
Ms Yvonne Mbane
Ms Yvonne Mbane, the Executive: Corporate Services, currently serves the IDT as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. Before she joined the IDT, Ms Mbane was the Chief Executive Officer of the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) for a period of close to five years, a top leadership position which afforded her to make an invaluable contribution in the health and welfare sector, and the country at large.
A human resources practitioner by training, Ms Mbane is a public servant through and through having occupied senior positions in the Corporate Services field in a number of government Departments. This includes the Department of Human Settlements, Department of Education, Department of Justice, Department of Social Development and Department of Trade and Industry.
ACTING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ms Hannelie Kruger
Ms Hannelie Kruger is a graduate of the University of Johannesburg (then Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit), where she obtained BCom Accounting and BCom (Hons) degrees, and has been a qualified Chattered Accountant since 1995.
Upon completion of her articles, she joined Standard Bank where she gained valuable experience in the banking sector across a variety of environments ranging from project management and accounting to back office financial line management. In 2008 Ms Kruger joined the local government sector as a Financial Analyst at Pikitup (SOC) Ltd, where she was later appointed General Manager: Financial Accounting. In this role she was responsible for the Accounts Payable, Treasury, Fixed Asset and Financial Reporting environments.
ACTING EXECUTIVE HEAD: CORPORATE SERVICES UNIT
Mr Barnabas Masekwameng
Mr Barnabas Masekwameng is a professional with 16 years of extensive experience in information technology, strategy consulting and corporate consulting. He has designed and delivered key work streams on several projects and has been exposed to both business and technical related engagements.
His proven ability to successfully direct and manage the formulation of ICT strategies include conducting business analysis and requirements gathering, leading corporate IT divisions with multiple disciplines and implementing executive Business Intelligence solutions. In this acting capacity, he is responsible for Business Technology and Systems, Corporate Communication, Human Resources and Legal. Mr Masekwameng holds an N.Dip (ICT) and BTech (IT Management) from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), complemented by e-Commerce from Unisa School of Business Leadership (SBL), specialising in Strategic Technology Innovation and Management, as well as e-Commerce strategies.
ACTING EXECUTIVE HEAD: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SERVICES UNIT
Mr Stephen Ntsandeni