A leadership team with an unparalleled combination of business and legal experience.
Ana thrives on delivering results to meet sales, operational and growth targets having built over 20 years’ experience at many organisations from start-ups to global professional services firms including Deloitte & PwC.
Bridgette brings a multi-dimensional view of business, with over 25 years of experience having successfully built technology support divisions, run project management offices, delivered projects in operations, managed strategic planning risk and audited strategic business change across the emerging markets.
Janet brings over 20 years’ diverse, international experience in senior executive roles working in the corporate and legal sector at EY, Clifford Chance and Integreon.
She brings an extensive skillset developed over the last 20 years managing engagements for large international corporations such as State Street Global Advisors, Barclays Global Investors, KPMG and Maitland.
He has extensive accounting and finance experience from working with global professional services firms and across the legal industry. Prior to starting his career, he graduated with a BAccounting Honours from Stellenbosch University.
As a GC himself, he uses his learnings to develop practical solutions for in-house legal teams that are also commercially sustainable. He also brings over 20 years’ experience as a market-leading derivatives and structured finance lawyer at law firms and in-house, including the London Stock Exchange, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Ashurst, Dresdner Kleinwort and Barclays Africa.
She has a unique blend of commercial and HR experience, built over the last 20 years with business managerial roles such as heading up teams across various segments including insurance, imports/exports and procurement at Rentokil Initial, and more recently, developing talent in the legal sector.
She brings a highly commercial approach from working as a consultant and at EY, PwC and Clifford Chance. Kathryn specialises in helping Legal Functions align their strategic goals and deliver high value, cost effective services.
He has over 20 years' experience, initially as a barrister then moving into corporate world where he became a GC. At Cognia, he shares his expertise with clients from having tackled similar challenges and being aware of the latest trends. His work at multinationals including Schlumberger involved being responsible for contract management, legal operations, anti-bribery and corruption compliance, and people management across many challenging jurisdictions.
As a consummate professional with a keen eye for detail in every brief he undertakes, Mike brings invaluable commercial contracting and outsourcing experience. Mike was on the Board of IBM Global Services in the UK, Netherlands and the Nordics and was responsible for Outsourcing before joining Accenture as a Senior Partner where he built the outsourcing capability for one of the divisions in EMEA and Latin America.
She brings over 20 years’ experience in senior business analyst and senior account director roles at Clifford Chance and Paragon Customer Communications (previously RRD UK).
Prior to joining Cognia, Oliver held a role as a Derivative Reconciliation Analyst at Morgan Stanley in London before returning home to Cape Town to qualify as a lawyer and practice commercial and civil litigation at Springer Nel attorneys.
Roberta is a team leader and has held several roles over the last six years at Cognia, including quality manager, legal project manager and commercial contracts negotiator in both financial documentation and general commercial. Her experience means she understands not just the commercial landscape in which clients operate, but also the policies, regulations and methodologies that influence their ability to operate effectively. She also brings a wealth of process and continuous improvement skills having set up and managed Cognia’s ISO9001-certified Quality Management System.
She brings deep HR expertise combined with a robust understanding of key business drivers to deliver successful people and talent outcomes. San built her credibility and reputation as a trusted advisor working at international global organisations including Deloitte, PwC, and Accenture.