Head of Practice - Leadership
Dr Morne Mostert is the founder of Leadership Options, a specialist leadership, strategy and HR consultancy based in Cape Town. Morne has more than 18 years of experience as faculty, manager and consultant, in a range of countries, including the UK, UAE, Botswana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and others. His main area of expertise is in Leadership Cognition, including Systems Thinking, Future Thinking, Strategic Thinking, Design Thinking, Creative Innovation Thinking, Change Thinking and others. Prior to founding Leadership Options, Morne was the head of the School of Leadership at Discovery Holdings, a leading innovative HMO in South Africa, during which time he was also a co-founder of BIPSA (Black Insurance Professionals of Southern Africa), founded to promote transformation. Before his return to South Africa in 2003, he held consulting and faculty positions for boutique consultancies in London. Some of Morne’s current client works include lead consulting and faculty roles with Covidien, Stanlib, Maitland and the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Education. Morne holds a Ph.D. in the Management of Technology and Innovation, for which he won a Council Award from the Da Vinci Institute. His influential and internationally recognised book, Systemic Leadership Learning – Leadership Development in the Era of Complexity, is prescribed at USB-ED on the Executive Development programme, as well as for the M.Phil. in Coaching, and has been the main text for the International Certificate in Advanced Leadership in Dubai for the last four years. His industry involvement also includes his roles as Vice-Chairperson of the Council of the Da Vinci Institute, as well as being an adjudicator for the Technology Top 100 Awards, the largest technology awards programme in Africa. A regular speaker at conferences, Morne is a respected thought leader. He has been interviewed on radio and television and has published widely. His thought leadership prominence lead to his appointment in January 2014 as the President of international think tank World Leadership Day.