All things have seasons and as I write this message, so to has my time at Nelson Mandela University and the Family Business Unit.

I want to take this opportunity to firstly thank all the family businesses, stakeholders and wider community that have partnered with us as the Nelson Mandela University FBU over the past year and a half while I was director. Being the Director of the Family Business Unit has showed me the importance of family, and that even through tough times the uniqueness of family businesses is that they are so much more than just a business.

I leave Nelson Mandela University to further my career at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. I have taken up the position as a Senior Lecturer in Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. The experience that I have gained over the past nine years at Mandela University and the several years I spent as part of the Family Business Unit have prepared me well for my new journey.

Finally, I would like to thank my colleagues in the FBU and the Department of Business Management for entrusting me with the role of Director of the FBU over the last year and a half and I know that the Unit will continue to grow and flourish in the future.


Till we meet again