Dr Rozett Phillips (‘Roze’)

Non-executive Director

Qualifications: MBChB (UCT), MBA (UCT), Diploma Future Studies (USB)

Dr Roze Phillips (52) is adjunct faculty, associate at the Centre for Business Ethics and non executive director at GIBS Business School. In addition to her role as non executive director at Spear REIT, Roze also serves as non executive director for Netcare Limited and trustee for Accenture Education Trust in South Africa. She is also a judge for the CHRO Awards held by CHRO South Africa, honouring the top CHROs in the country.

Roze has worked as a medical doctor as well as Public Health scientist at the SA Medical Research Council and most recently as the Group Executive of People and Culture and executive attendee of the Board Social and Ethics committee for The Absa Group. Over 18 years of Roze’s professional career was spent at Accenture Africa where she held various leadership positions from Consumer Industry lead, Management (including Human Capital) Consulting lead, Innovation lead and Board member.

Roze is a passionate African Futurist and in addition to her non executive director responsibilities and her work at GIBS, she practices as an African Futurist and Advisor on the Future of Work through her company Abundance at Work (Pty) Ltd. She is a frequent public speaker, expert panel member, guest lecturer and writer on the topics of Leadership for the Future, The Future of Work, The Workforce of the Future, Human Capital Management Trends and New Skills Now.

Recently, Roze joined other South African business leaders to publish a book about lessons in Leadership titled ‘The Book Every Leader Needs to Read’.

Roze holds A Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cape Town and a Post Graduate Diploma in Futures Studies from Stellenbosch University.