Clifford is a seasoned HR & Business Executive who has had more than 30 years business experience across a wide mix of organizations across South Africa, including Mining, Petroleum, Hospitality, Sugar Milling, and Financial industries. His experience cuts across all HR disciplines and Business Leadership. His main strengths are in Executive/Leadership Coaching, Life & Business Coaching, Strategy Development, Management of Change, and Leadership Development. He has led, facilitated and participated in a number of successful change management initiatives. Leadership development is his primary priority and passion; he has been actively involved in enhancing leadership capability for a large part of his career in the private and public sectors. He currently co-owns and manages a small HR Consulting Practice based in Gillitts, Pinetown in KwaZulu Natal.
Clifford currently serves as a Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the HR & Social Ethics Committee of Palabora Mining Company and served as the Chairman of the Board for five years from 2009 to 2014. He has previously served as an Executive Director on the following boards: Avis Rent a Car, Zurich Insurance Company South Africa, South Africa Insurance Association (SAIA), (As an Alternate Non-Executive Director).
He is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Black Management Forum and the Coaching and Mentoring of South Africa (COMENSA).
He holds a B. Com (UZ) degree and completed an Industrial Relations Development Program (University of Stellenbosch School of Business Leadership), an Advanced Executive Development Program (Unisa School of Business Leadership) and holds a Business Executive Coaching Certificate from Wits Business School.
An eclectic reader with main interests in philosophy (particularly Eastern philosophy), global economic & political trends, social and economic developments, business leadership and ethics, conflict and its causes.
His interests include, among others the following, travel (local and global), gardening & general outdoors, indigenous trees and herbs, classical music, and personal development.