Nominations are now open for the 2020 CHRO Awards 

Nominate the CHRO you believe exemplifies HR excellence - the leaders we need in these challenging times. 

Nominations have opened (click here to nominate now) for the second annual CHRO Awards, which will be held on November 26. Last year, MTN CHRO Paul Norman took the honours, winning both the CHRO of the Year and the Learning & Development and Talent Management Awards. Paul is now a member of the esteemed judging panel that will decide who the CHRO of the year will be in 2020. 

Visit the CHRO Awards website to take in the glitz and glamour of the inaugural event, which was attended by the who’s who of South Africa’s HR profession. 

HR executives who have been in their roles for more than one year and have shown exemplary skills, vision, and results can be nominated. Once they accept the nomination, a thorough interview will take place, and then the panel of judges, comprising of seasoned business and HR leaders and specialists, will cast their votes for the winner of the CHRO of the year, the young CHRO of the year, as well as other awards.

The judges for the 2020 CHRO Awards are:

  1. Xolile Sizani, CEO Servest Group
  2. Jane Waters, COO Allen & Overy
  3. Mel Brooks, Regional President G4S Africa
  4. Moula Mokhobo-Amegashie, Managing Partner Drayton Glendower & Mokhobo
  5. Prof. Nicola Kleyn, Dean GIBS
  6. Pam Maharaj, Human Capital Director Deloitte
  7. Raisibe Morathi, Group CFO Nedbank
  8. Richard Sutton, Global Stress Resilience Expert
  9. Prof. Shirley Zinn, Non-executive director
  10. Sipho Maseko, CEO Telkom
  11. Vukani Mngxati, CEO Accenture Africa
  12. Paul Norman, CHRO MTN

"The role of HR leaders is critical for business success and the current Covid-19 crisis has thrust them right into the centre of strategy and decision making as essential business partners to their CEOs and boards. South Africa is fortunate to have many great HR leaders, who are currently being tested in an unprecedented way. The best ones among them are a shining light for their peers and should be acknowledged for their role in this journey towards the new world of work," says CHRO SA managing director Joël Roerig.

The comprehensive and rigorous awards process will see nominated HR leaders put through an intensive two-hour interview before judges score them individually based on a research dossier highlighting their successes in various aspects of HR. In addition to a CHRO of the Year, there will also be a young C