Leading HR Transformation: Purpose, People, and Performance

Creating Human-centred, Future Ready Organisations

The leading HR event in Africa for visionary HR leaders dedicated to advancing the role of HR


Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town


MARCH 2024

Three-day in-person Annual Conference

In the dynamic space of Human Resources, maintaining pace with evolving practices is not merely a choice – it is an imperative. The forthcoming HR Director Conference is your conduit to the insights and strategies that are quintessential for leading with efficacy and assurance in 2024.

This year’s Annual HR Director Conference is set to confront the crucial priorities and challenges facing HR executives – primarily, the essential development of leaders and managers, the implementation of effective change management strategies and the vital components of organisational culture, HR technology, career advancement and employee well-being.

The conference’s core themes have been meticulously chosen to ensure that the sessions and discussions are not merely relevant but also intimately linked to the daily challenges encountered by HR professionals. Attending this conference will, therefore, position you at the vanguard of converting these insights into practical strategies within your own organisations.

The conference offers an exclusive opportunity to

  • Delve into the latest HR trends and challenges, underpinned by empirical data and actual experiences.

  • Engage with seasoned professionals, gleaning from their insights and pragmatic strategies tailored to your organisational context.

  • Connect with a community of your peers, exchanging innovative ideas and best practices poised to revolutionise HR practices.

  • Influence the HR discourse, contributing to the shaping of strategic directions for 2024 and beyond.

    Your participation ensures you are well-equipped to lead with assurance, navigate transitions with acumen and steer your organisation to thrive. This event is a pivotal step in refining your HR expertise and establishing connections with industry peers. Join us in advancing the future of HR with invaluable knowledge, insights, and an empowering network.

Why attend the HR Director Conference 2024?

  • Listen to the learnings and adaptations prominent companies are undertaking.

  • Discover what is on the horizon for HR.

  • Participate in dynamic live discussions on current topics that are insightful and engaging.

  • Interact with our panel of experts, discuss challenges, and learn practical solutions.

  • Act on knowledge about immediate steps to shape your organisation’s future and prepare for upcoming shifts.

  • Broaden your professional network and stay abreast of HR innovations.

  • Exchange insights and compare benchmarks across various industries to enhance your strategic approach.

  • Reconnect and network face-to-face!

    This conference is specifically tailored for HR leaders who aspire to excel in an ever-transforming environment. The HR Director Conference is not just an event; it is a strategic summit designed to catalyse profound professional growth and organisational change. It is where thought leadership converges with practical application, empowering you to reshape the future of work with innovation and a human-centric approach. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Secure your place among the trailblazers and change-makers at the forefront of HR evolution!

Exciting lineup of topics to look forward to


Empowering Tomorrow’s Workforce: Cultivating Leadership for Enhanced Short-term and Long-term Objectives – Unveiling the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Narrative with Prudence Putter

In Dialogue

Assessing the South African Labour Market – Insights, Trends and Future Outlook

Expectations of the Board from CHROs – Advancing the Stature of CHROs: Insights from Board Members

Panel Discussion

Strengthening CHRO and CEO Dynamics for Impactful Leadership


Charting Cultural Transformation for Organisational Resilience


Fostering Future Leaders: Customising Leadership Development for Organisational Excellence

Panel Discussion

Cultivating Robust HR Leadership Teams


Enhancing Workforce Productivity in the Post-Pandemic Era


Achieving Excellence in Remote and Hybrid Work Management

In Conversation With

Analysing Workforce Trends, Organisational Needs and Crafting Strategic Workforce Plans


Pioneering ESG within the HR Framework


Dynamic Succession Planning: Future-Proofing Your Leadership Pipeline

Round Table Discussion

Mastering Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies

Panel Discussion

Translating Sporting Triumphs into Business Victories: Insights from the Field


Fostering Well-being Among People Professionals

Panel Discussion

Refining HR Operating Models for Enhanced Value Delivery


Navigating Change Management with Resilience


Strategies for Agile Workforce Planning and Management

In Conversation With

Built for People – Transform your employee experience using product management principles

In Conversation With

Unpacking the Potential of Internal Talent Marketplaces

for CHROs

Panel Discussion

Innovating Compensation and Benefits for Competitive Advantage

In Conversation With

Cultivating Cohesion with Gen Z and Other Generations in the Workforce


Enhancing HR analytics: Strategies, structure, and advancement for your organisation

Conference Speakers

Prudence Pitter
Prudence PitterGlobal Head of HR – Auto/Mfg and Healthcare & Life Sciences, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Jane Datta
Jane DattaFounder, JCD Advisory (former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer)
Jessica Zwaan
Jessica ZwaanCOO, Whereby
Author: Built for People: Transform Your Employee Experience Using Product Management Principles. Kogan Page, May 2023
Paul Norman
Paul NormanGroup CHRO, MTN
Editor: HR The New Agenda. KR, 2021
Ntoza Bam
Ntoza BamHR Director, MRC
Germinah Nyikana
Germinah NyikanaHR Executive, Clicks Retailers
Navlika Ratangee
Navlika RatangeeManaging Director, ICAS SA
Editor: Improving Mental Health in the Workplace.
KR, 2021
Arthur Kamp
Arthur KampChief Economist, Sanlam Investments
Ninette Oliver
Ninette OliverHuman Resources Director, PepsiCo
Sana-Ullah Bray
Sana-Ullah BrayGroup Executive: Human Capital, Sanlam
Senta Morley
Senta MorleyHR Head, The Foschini Group
Prof Jacques Faul
Prof Jacques FaulChief Executive Officer, Titans Cricket
Maja Macdougall
Maja MacdougallDirector: Human Resources, AFMS Group
Diana Johnson
Diana JohnsonHR Director, BAT SA
Eswhin Booysen
Eswhin BooysenCHRO, In2food
Lindsay Burgess
Lindsay BurgessHead of Human Resources, Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa
Bongiwe Mbunge
Bongiwe MbungePartner – Business Sustainability, Mazars
Gerhard Badenhorst
Gerhard BadenhorstPrincipal Engagement Manager, Workday
Thato Matlala
Thato MatlalaChief Talent & Strategy Officer, Pink Onion Africa Talent & Technology Solutions
Faatiemah Lodewyk
Faatiemah LodewykDirector, Talent Core Consulting Faatiemah, the founder of TalentCore
Shireen Johnson
Shireen JohnsonPeople Director, Virgin Active
Candice Hankey
Candice HankeyConsultant at Free To Grow
Wilhelm Crous
Wilhelm CrousManaging, KR

Participating Organisations

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Great event, well done to you and the team. — Andy Campbell, Human Capital Strategy Director, Oracle (UK)


Thank you for the valued email and organising the HR Directors conference. It was a very good event from which we benefitted much and certainly interested in coming again next year. — Jose Fernandes (SQIM)


Thanks for inviting me! Well done on a well organised event. I would be very happy to be involved in any future events. — Mandy Kerr, Yuppiechef


I want to congratulate you on the amazing conference you ran, with really great speakers; I really enjoyed it! An Bakkes


The Conference was excellent – as always !! All the speakers were brilliant and I learnt so much during the two days. Thank you for all your hard work! — Randwater, HR Director 2022 Conference

I wanted to send an email thanking the KR team for a wonderful conference. I am sure that this took months of planning and as a delegate, really had a fantastic conference. The platform you hosted it on was incredible and a big thank you! May there by many more. — Caprisa, HR Director Conference 2022

Well done, great content, we loved it. —Tunacor, HR Director 2022 Conference

It was most definitely an awesome experience. — Fnb Homeloans

I would like to express my appreciation for the conference. I found it most insightful and I enjoyed the variety of the speakers and the sessions. It was also extremely well organised and ran like clockwork. Thank you again, and you can count on me to attend the next one. Liberty

Very informative and thought provoking to learn from others and apply best practice to my organisation. — Frey’s Food Brands

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Contains full programme and more information on our featured speakers!

Sponsorship & Exhibition options available!

For over a decade, KR has curated this premier event, attracting HR leaders who are influential decision-makers. Elevate your brand and establish robust business relationships, lead generation and a thriving pipeline through our sponsorship opportunities.

Benefits of becoming a partner:

  • Engage directly with current and potential business partners.
  • Forge significant connections, generate leads, and close sales.
  • Showcase your most recent product and service innovations.
  • Feature your executives through speaking opportunities that solidify your market position.
  • Access an elite networking platform with top HR decision-makers.
  • Demonstrate your products’ and solutions’ practical applications within our inventive conference agenda.
  • Select from a variety of sponsorship packages to fit any budget.


This conference is not a large tradeshow. It is purposefully designed for networking, sharing, and learning. Therefore, sponsorship and exhibition spaces are selectively available.

For more information on our varied packages, please contact Katie van der Schyff at

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