Dr Lulu Gwagwa has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Aurecon South Africa. In this role, she will contribute directly to the strategic leadership of Aurecon. She has worked as a development planner in various capacities from 1981, including the private sector, Non-Government Organisation sector, academia and public sector.
As a Deputy Director General in the national Department of Public Works, her portfolio included the National Public Works Programme, the transformation of the construction industry and the emerging contractor development programme. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), she transformed the Independent Development Trust from a grant-making to an implementation-management agency.
Abbas Jamie has been appointed as a member of the RSA Operations Management Team at Aurecon, in addition to his current role as Transport Industry Leader for South Africa, Africa and the Middle East. Jamie, who holds Engineering, Project Management and Business Management degrees, is a seasoned businessman and corporate executive with a strong track record of over 20 years in consulting and business development.
A registered professional engineer, he has operated at a senior level within the local and international engineering consulting environment and is a certified Master Coach who is registered with the International Coaching Council (ICC). He was also a founding member and CEO of Arcus Gibb (now Gibb), one of the most prominent engineering consulting companies in South Africa.