• Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 23rd May 2019

Profile Summary

A 44 year old South African white female with a Polish (European Union) passport. She lives in Randburg and holds a B.Sc., B.Com. PG Dip (Contract Law), IEDP (Wits Business School & London Business School) and has 20 years commercial and general management experience across various sectors.

Her education, skills set and experience has allowed her to effectively develop, maintain and drive a company’s business growth and profitability strategy through appropriate and innovative solutions.  She has vast experiences in the Commercial and General Management executive field and geographically across Africa, South America and Australia which has afforded her the great insights into how to unlock best value opportunities within organisations and market place.  As Commercial Consultant she prides herself on being able to develop innovative commercial and business solutions for her clients and also holds a personal passion within the SME (Small to Medium Enterprises) and ESD (Enterprise Supplier Development) space by providing pro bono mentoring, lectures and consulting services for various beneficiaries.

She is immediately available and seeking opportunities at a strategic commercial, senior project development or senior project management level.


Summary of Experience

She commenced her career in the mining industry, first as a consultant, with various duties, commencing in 1999 and completing her stint there as a Services Contracts Manager by 2005. She moved to a large investment company as a General Manager (Exco) for their furniture division before returning to the mining industry in 2006 after being headhunted as a Commercial Manager. In her role as Commercial Manager she was part of a high-growth multinational organisation’s senior leadership team which successfully penetrated the African, South American and Australian market in less than a decade which afforded her great learnings and invaluable project and commercial experience. She was then promoted to the role of General Manager: Commercial and was responsible for the financial measurement and evaluation for all projects in the group, working with the Operational General Managers and other departments in Technical Services to identify and understand business opportunities and the related commercial risks. She was also responsible for the drafting, reviewing and approval of all commercial contracts and also sat on the EXCO. In 2018 she founded a Consulting company which specialises in providing commercial expertise throughout the entire project life cycle including commercial risk management, contract drafting and negotiation, skilful application of contractual mechanisms and developing innovative commercial strategies to realise more value in trading relationships for its clients. She is an international commercial speaker and elected IACCM (The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management) Council Member representing South Africa.



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Racial Classification
Job Title
Commercial Director / Contracts Manager / General Manager / Director
B.Sc., B.Com. PG Dip (Contract Law), IEDP (Wits Business School & London Business School)
Years of Experience
Industry Experience
Mining and industrial services/Furniture manufacturing/Commercial/Water & renewable energy/multinational companies
1 Month
Salary bracket
R1 620 000 p.a.
Consultant Name
Cindy Caldwell
Consultant Email
Consultant Phone Number
082 895 5648

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