Natalie headed up the professional body for the staffing industry, APSO, for 8 years. She has been at the coalface of the recent labour law amendments and was instrumental in shifting recruitment, talent and workforce management to the level of credibility and strategic relevance it deserves in today’s VUCA world.
Her role as the Africa representative on the World Employment Board, CIETT, provided Natalie with great insight into the global labour market, from highly developed countries to those, like South Africa, where opportunity abounds within a challenging context.
Although now an independent consultant, She continues to work closely with the industry, engaging with organised business, organised labour and Government, to find common ground in the careful balancing act of enabling companies to operate flexibly and competitively – a must in today’s global market – whilst ensuring the protection of individual workers.
Uncommon for a woman, Natalie is a qualified cricket umpire and scorer. A keen sportswoman, she played just about every sport available, including representing her school at 1st team level in swimming, waterpolo and hockey. A 10-handicap golfer with more than 10 club championship, 5 regional, 1 Interclub and a Natal Ladies title to her name, she continues to chase that little white ball in the hopes of finally making the elusive hole-in-one.