(MBA; MA (Political Science) cum laude)
Botha is a strategy consultant, entrepreneur and programme manager with more than 19 years’ experience in strategic planning, facilitation, organisation design, change management, business planning and programme management. His industry exposure in Southern Africa includes ICT, FMCG, tertiary education, agriculture, government, banking, financial services, non-profit, retail, media & publishing, radio, wine, hospitality, import and export, development, health services, food processing, public finance and transport. He either works as an individual advisor to executive management teams, or as part of large consulting teams. His specific skills include strategic and systems-level thinking, facilitation of large and small planning sessions and innovative delivery of complex programmes involving multiple stakeholders.
Botha works closely with FutureLead Consulting where he has been a director since 2007, including with its specialist initiative Higher Education Management Africa. He has been an associate of Deloitte Namibia since 1999 and is since January 2016 the interim General Manager for the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA), working closely with its CEO and Executive Committee to revitalise higher education in the SADC region. Botha’s past clients as project leader and consultant in various teams include inter alia the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Climate and Development Knowledge Network, Standard Bank Namibia, Investment Solutions, Brand South Africa, Meat Board of Namibia, British American Tobacco, Office of the Prime Minister of Namibia, Human Resources Development Council (Botswana), Department of Environmental Affairs, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Suiderland Group and Deloitte Namibia.
Botha is the founder and managing director of Waza Imports, trading as WAZA, an online shop specialising in high quality Japanese household goods for the South African market.
As a volunteer, Botha produces and co-hosts a weekly radio show in Cape Town – The Wrong Rock Show – on South Africa’s oldest community radio station, Bush Radio 89.5FM. It showcases emerging, underexposed and obscure rock bands from around the world.