Thembi currently is the Managing Director for Global Business Solutions for the last 12 years, and has extensive experience consulting in the fields of Human Resource Management, transformation in the workplace- employment equity, skills development, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and human capital. Her current work includes consulting on for large and multinational companies. She also provides training in labour relations and chairs disciplinary enquiries for some clients. Her career started 21 years ago, working for the Adcorp Holdings group companies such as Quest, Admark Recruitment Advertising and Simeka. Her work experience included recruitment and selection, performance management, marketing and business development before joining the current employer.
Thembi holds a Degree in Social Science, majoring in Industrial Psychology & Sociology from Rhodes University. She also achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law in 2005 and is an accredited Assessor and Moderator. In 2016 she received accreditation in 4MAT Learning Design for About Learning an institution accredited through Michigan University.
Recent appointment as a Commissioner to serve in the Employment Equity Commission to represent business. In 2014 she was nominated finalist Top Black Female Leader of the Year Award category of the 13th Oliver Empowerment Award.
Thembi is a board member of the ASDSA (Association for Skills Development in South Africa), the IoD (Institute of Directors). She is involved in a number of initiatives to promote transformation in the workplace and in education. She is a chairs the Nordex Education Trust and Siyakha Education Trust. She is director of Khulisani a company that creates employment/ and entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities. She also serves as a Director at Resilient REIT a listed property company since 2008. She also chairs in the Remuneration Committee, a member of the Social and Ethics Committee and Nomination Committee. In 2015 she climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Chaeli Campaign- Early Childhood Development Centre for disabled children. Thembi is a wife and mother of 3 children and is passionate about spending time with family.