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Author - Faith Burn
Faith Burn has twenty-eight years business experience which includes the following industries: Pharmaceutical; Services, Facilities management; Telecommunications; Financial Services; Aviation & Aerospace; Construction; Education; Services and Mining. She holds an MSc in Mathematics from University of Johannesburg (then RAU) and an MBL from UNISA. She has attained a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and has internationally recognized and/or accredited certifications in the fields of Project Management, Business Continuity Management and Computer Science.
She is the CIO of Eskom Holdings. Previously the Group CIO of Tsebo Solutions Group responsible for the IT services in 28 countries across 5 large divisions. She joined Tsebo in 2017 from Novartis where she was the Head IT Africa responsible for IT and Information Governance Management in 43 countries across 3 large divisions. Prior to that (2010 – 2015), she was the Head of Internal Audit Division at the Airports Company South Africa, responsible for the internal audit services across 9 airports including Forensics and IT audit. Prior to Airports Company South Africa, she was an Associate Director at Deloitte responsible for Project Risk and thereafter Business Continuity competencies. She has a well proven business development and leadership track record. She was recognized as one of 18 women in Deloitte in 2008 as Deloitte Woman’s Day focus. Her team at Novartis won a global award for Service Delivery, and her team at Airports Company was recognized by the IIA SA for its achievement of Generally Compliant and solid performance as an internal audit function in a State-Owned Entity. She was an independent director on the Audit Committee of the CCMA between 2015 to 2018, and a non-executive director on the board of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA SA ) until 2017 and currently serves as a non-executive director on the board of the South African National Blood Services (SANBS).Her heart for women and children has led her to be co-founder and director of a non-profit organization called Kingdom Consultant Center (known as KCC) which aims to educate children from disadvantaged communities. In 2012, she co-founded a non-profit women focused organization called Hlahlamelisa , which aimed at empowering professional women through education, networking and mentorship. Passionate about education she was a moderator at Tshwane University of Technology (2012 – 2017) and previously served as a member of the Strategic Board for the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria.