Pamela takes on the new challenge after six years at Ford Motor Company.
Leading vehicle tracking and fleet management company Netstar, a subsidiary of Altron, has appointed Pamela Xaba as Head of Human Capital. Pamela, who is a strong operations professional skilled in HR consulting, coaching and customer relationship management has a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry.
“What drew me into Netstar is their turnaround strategy at group level in rebuilding their business model, with the new MD on-board I got a sense of optimism and drive and I knew that I wanted to be part of their journey. First on the agenda is to really get to understand the business model, build relationships within the group and ensure the Human Capital team fully integrates itself within the business, of course, play to win,” says Pamela.
Prior to her appointment, Pamela worked at Ford Motor Company of Sub-Saharan Africa, which she joined in December 2012 as an HR shared services manager. In 2015, she was offered an opportunity to work as the Compensation and Benefits Manager for Ford Middle East and Africa based in Dubai.
Speaking in a session at the inaugural HR Indaba last year, Pamela reflected on her time in Dubai as being critical to her own growth, encouraging other HR professionals to be curious about how organisations in foreign countries operate.
“Be curious. Raise your hand and be willing to do more. Get yourself out there so that people notice your accomplishments and strengths. If you have a curious mind, you will be first on the list when opportunities arise,” she said.
After returning from the Middle East assignment at the beginning of 2017, she was promoted to the HR Manager position supporting the Ford Manufacturing operation at the Silverton Assembly plant, then in September 2017 she moved into the HR Director position until December 2018. Prior to Ford, Pamela held various HR roles at Coca-Cola Shanduka Beverages, the Johannesburg Roads Agency, Stanlib and Investec.