Mike Hepburn-Brown

Mike has been consulting and leading various initiatives for the past 25 years within Retail, Trading, Financial, Insurance, Service, Automotive, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing organisations.

He spent 10 years working at South African Breweries in the early 80’s and was instrumental in setting up and implementing various strategic initiatives such as: The Owner Driver Scheme (model is currently used extensively in the distribution industry); The Tavern Association (W-Cape); Shibeen Development Programme - ‘Partners in Profit’ and Employment Equity.

He was involved and lead a large global project with TOYOTA working all over the world (UK, 7 countries in Europe and 9 countries in Africa) assisting in and developing their globalisation programme and was instrumental in setting up the Toyota Tsusho Centre of Excellence which oversees and is the ‘incubator’ for Africa growth – Strategy, Leadership Development, Innovation and continuous improvement (Kaizen Culture).

He has further been involved in various Organisation Development initiatives namely:

  • SANTAM (Exco engagement in developing their Leadership Brand and Leadership competencies, plus the roll out of their leadership development across 350 middle managers and team leaders.
  • Thebe Inv – Health Care Division (Strategy, Vision/Values, Leadership Development, Change leaders/facilitators and building the Leadership Brand for the group)
  • Royal Hoskoning (Exco Development, Strategy, Vision/Values alignment, Change Leadership)
  • Aon and Aon Benfield (Exco Development, Leadership Development, Vision /Values Development and alignment, Change Leaders, Project improvements)
  • Rand Water (Vision/Values Development and alignment, Leadership Brand, Change Leader Development)

He has set up ITISA offices in Nigeria and Namibia where he consults to numerous businesses in Organisational Strategy and Leadership (Namibia: Coke, Telkom and Nigeria: Pathcare, Bridge Clinic)

His specialist knowledge in the development of organisational effectiveness, leadership and integrating best people and performance practice comes from the joining of his practical and generalist strategic human resources and operational management experience, as well as his academic background in Psychology, Economics, Law and Human Resources (B Economics (Unisa) – Economics/Psychology, Post Grad Dip (Cape Tech) Human Resource Management and Labour Law)

“In learning you will teach and in teaching you will learn” - Phil Collins​