Dr Rozett Phillips (“Roze’)

Non-executive Director

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

Roze holds the position of Group Executive :People and Culture for Absa Group Limited, a large Pan-African bank.

Prior to joining Absa, Roze held the position of Management Consulting lead and Geographic Council member for Accenture Africa and Board member of Accenture South Africa. She served this organisation for 18 years. During her time there, she also served as the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Turkey Innovation lead, creating the enablers for Accenture to lead Innovation in the region. Working at the intersection of business and technology.

Roze is Executive Sponsor for BornToSucceedWomen, a public benefit organisation dedicated to helping young South African women with the necessary skills and mentorship to prepare for the workplace and find employment.

Roze holds both Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) (1995) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (1999) degrees from the University of Cape Town and a Post graduate diploma in Future Studies (2016) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Roze proudly mentors young black African men and women to unleash their full potential and is a frequent Public speaker and blog writer on the topics of the Workforce of the Future, New Skills Now and Empowerment of women, young people, the poor and marginalised.