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
Mr Coceko Pakade
Mr Coceko Pakade brings a wealth of strategic management experience from both private and public sectors in terms of effective corporate governance and compliance. Mr Pakade is the former Director-General of the Department of Social Development (DSD) the post he held from 1 May 2013 (after acting in the post from 1 October 2012) and was responsible for the provision of comprehensive and integrated social interventions aimed at creating an enabling environment for sustainable development. He spent twelve (12) years as the Chief Financial Officer (at Deputy Director-General Level) in DSD, the position he occupied from May 2001 until April 2013. He has proven experience in the public sector which stems from his Acting role as the CEO in two different public entities. Being a trained accountant, he has strong compliance background in relation to the Public Finance Management Act No 1 of 1999 (as amended) and is competent in strategy formulation and management, policy formulation, development finance, public finance, business development, stakeholder management, social policy and public administration. Between July 2009 and May 2011 he was appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) which entailed development of a strategy for the implementation of the government’s constitutional mandate for the provision of comprehensive social security with specific focus on social assistance.
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 more than 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