100% Women Owned
Kim is often referred to as grace under pressure by the teams she has been privileged to work with. She is passionately committed to people development, social impact and social cohesion projects that offer systemic and sustained change.
With 17 years’ experience across the fields of Communications, Corporate Governance, B-BBEE, Fundraising, Government Relations and Sustainability, Kim has honed her skills working within the corporate and NGO sector in South Africa with previous client work across Africa as well as Europe and the US.
Her corporate experience comes from working for organisations like CPUT, Ackermans, ACSA, Virgin Active, the World-Wide Fund for Nature and The Sunflower Fund. Kim’s qualifications include: Public Relations Management & Project Management (CPUT) as well as Retail Management (UNISA).
At the peak of her career, she ran a consulting business for four years, before giving it up to focus on her family. Some of her clients were: The Cape Chamber of Commerce, Woolworths, Javan Manufacturing, Azapak, Exactrans, SAREBI, GreenCape, Teen Entrepreneur Foundation and JRS Biodiversity Foundation to name a few.
She re-entered the consulting space three years ago consulting mainly in the role of Business Development & Communications for The Sunflower Fund as well as project-based assignments for the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, ProCare Holdings and Northlink College.
Kim has held the following industry leadership roles:• Co-founder of Fellow Workers International NPC
• Board Member: Planetshakers Empower – until May 2020
• Board Member: Brownies & Downies – until December 2019
• Advisory Member: Public Relations Industry Advisory Committee -current
• Deputy Secretary for Information & Publicity, Organisation of African Youth -2013/2014
• Vice President – Cape Town Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – 2012
• Guest Lecturer for the Raymond Ackerman Academy 2013/2014
Ruth is a curious life-long learner, passionate about people development, eager to see the success and prosperity of future generations.
Her peers call her a collaborative thinking partner as she continually seeks opportunities to contribute toward innovative future readiness practices in the public, private and community sectors that will deliver on social good and human progression.
Ruth hold’s a Master’s degree and has over time developed skills and competencies in Change Management, Performance Management, Leadership Development & Coaching, Strategy Development, Organisational Development, Information Management and Research.
Her 23 years’ experience has been gained in the private sector ICT industry as well as in Local government, the Parliament of South Africa, Datacentrix and accounting firm Ernst & Young. Her 13 years spent in Parliament included a career progression out of the ICT sector into HR and organizational transformation and future readiness.
In addition to her Masters in Philosophy: Management Coaching, Ruth also holds a Post Graduate Diploma: Leadership both from the University of Stellenbosch Business School as well as a degree in Human Resource Development from the University of the North West.
Ruth has held the following industry leadership roles:
• Member: Coaches & Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA)
• SAQA Assessor: Registered ETDP Assessor
• Voluntary Board Director for Mannenberg Pets Project NPO
• Voluntary Regional Director Breakthru Community Action NPO
• Co-founder of Fellow Workers International NPC