Chris is a top-notch Human Resources generalist having worked within Human Resources for over 35 years. He has built up a formidable reputation as an Executive HR Practitioner, mentor and coach both within Africa, the Middle East and internationally. In addition, he has managed a number of high-level management consulting assignments in a number of countries.
His mission is to consult and provide Executive Leadership with expert direction in developing and maintaining best HR practices in their respective businesses.
Chris’s experience as a senior executive in companies in the US, Europe, Middle East, Far East and Africa has enabled him to support individuals and teams in their personal leadership development, in enhancing team effectiveness and in addressing critical business and HR issues. His approach is to co-create pragmatic solutions with his clients, rather than apply standard diagnostic models to unique business, Human Resources and leadership problems. By doing so, he enables the client to have the capabilities to implement solutions and use them to build successful organizations.
At the core of his consulting approach is an appreciation that it is the leadership team who must take “ownership” of the solutions and have the necessary skills to take the organization forward to achieve transformational goals. He provides one on one, team and group coaching to complement his consultancy interventions.
Chris Wilson has been Head of HR for a multinational Group, where he led significant HR capital and organization development projects across Eastern and Southern Africa, was responsible for their entire HR portfolio including Learning and Leadership Development which included developing a Group talent acquisition and retention strategy. Prior to this he worked with major global and African organizations, holding executive positions in human resources. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, organizational change programs, remuneration, executive coaching, psychometrics and talent acquisition and development.
Education and Accreditation
In addition to a BSc degree in Industrial Psychology from a South African university, Chris also has a Masters degree in HR Management and a PhD from a US university. In addition, Chris is registered with the South African Board for People Practices as a Master HR Professional, as well as a full member of the American Psychological Association (APA). Chris is also a full member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa, as well as having extensive board experience by being on the Boards of several companies as a non-executive Director.
Chris is based in South Africa but travels extensively on business, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.