Prof Mias de Klerk is Head of Research as well as Head of the Leadership Group at the USB. In addition to academic
positions at the University of Pretoria and the University of the Free State, he also worked in industry in the past.
He holds a PhD, MBL and BEng, with a special interest in human capital management, leadership and ethics. At the
USB, he chairs USB’s Research Committee and the Departmental Ethics Screening Committee, also serving on the SUN
Research Ethics Committee (Humanities). Prof De Klerk has an extensive list of publications and regularly receives
awards and media attention for his novel expertise.
Ms Gretchen Arangies is the Chief Operations Officer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). She is
responsible for financial planning and management, human resource management, and facilities management. She has
over 26 years' experience in human resources management, 23 years of which in Higher Education. Prior to being
appointed to the USB, Ms Arangies was Director of Human Resources at Stellenbosch University. Ms Arangies currently
serves on the Council of Stellenbosch University.