Nadine Moodie, a management and strategy consultant, has been elected as a member of the Council of Stellenbosch University (SU).
Two members are selected by council, while the rest are representatives of or elected by various university stakeholders such as the Convocation, donors, senate, those appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and the Student Representative Council (SRC).
Ms Moodie, 32, an alumnus of the university and a former student leader, will serve on council until June 2023.
She says: “I feel honoured and humbled to have been elected to serve on council and am looking forward to giving back to the SU, a place that aided me in my development and gave me exposure to so many areas of leadership and learning.”
A senior associate at Step Advisory, a boutique management consulting firm, Ms Moodie is a management and strategy consultant advising clients in financial services.
Previous employment includes senior communications specialist at McKinsey & Company where she was co-responsible for managing projects across Africa and also spent time working on advanced analytics projects in North America.
Ms Moodie also interned at Media24 upon completion of her studies in 2012.
At SU, she obtained the degrees BPhil (Journalism) and BA (International Studies). She matriculated from the St Cyprian’s School in Cape Town
Among others, Ms Moodie was named among the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans in 2017 (Business and Entrepreneurship category), while she also received the SU’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Service and Leadership (2009).
Ainsley Moos, a member of the executive team of the empowerment investment company, African Rainbow Capital, is the other member selected by council. He has been a member of council since 2014 and elected deputy chair in 2018.