Clem Sunter to talk ‘futures’ at Helderberg U3A

Clem Sunter, one of South Africa’s top scenario planners, who has consulted locally and internationally, will be the guest speaker at U3A Helderberg’s meeting, on Wednesday June 1, at the Strand Town Hall, at 10am.

The title of his presentation is “The World and South Africa beyond 2016 – the latest scenarios, flags and probabilities”.

Mr Sunter is a top-selling business author, and one of the few specialists in the world on scenarios and their use in corporate strategy.

He spent much of his career with Anglo American in the Gold and Uranium Division, serving as chairman and CEO from 1990 to 1996.

He was until recently chairman of the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund, which in a recent survey was rated the premier corporate social responsibility fund in South Africa.

During the early 1980s, he helped set up a scenario planning function at Anglo, and later was one of the driving forces behind the South African High Road-Low Road scenarios that helped pave the way towards the country’s peaceful transition to democracy.

Since 1987, he has authored 17 books, including the best-selling Fox Trilogy, with fellow scenario strategist, Chantell Ilbury.

He was awarded an honourary doctorate by UCT for his work in the field of scenario planning, and was also voted by leading South African CEOs as the speaker who has made the most significant contribution to, and impact on, best practice and business in SA.

His hobbies include music and walking.

The doors will open at 9.30am, when tea and coffee will be on sale.

Guests are welcome to attend and booking is not necessary.

Call Brodwyn at 083 6040 784 for more information.