SABPP chairman Dr Marius Meyer passes away

The human resources organisation announces the death of its board chair.

The South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) has announced that the chair of its board, Dr Marius Meyer, has died. SABPP is the professional statutory education and training quality assurance body for HR in South Africa.

At the time of his passing, Marius was preparing to step down as board chair due to ill health. He served as chair of the board for two years; prior to that he was CEO of the organisation for eight years.

Marius was an HRD practitioner, consultant, academic and manager for over 20 years. He was an advisory board member and head of research for the African Society for Training and Development.

Marius facilitated training and consulting interventions for more than a 100 companies and previously lectured in HRD at the University of South Africa and University of Johannesburg.

As CEO, Marius raised the profile of the SABPP locally and internationally and under his leadership the SABPP enjoyed many successes, including the development of HR Standards and a National HR Competency Model, as well as alliances with other countries.

He had a passion for leadership, strategy, governance, change management and people development. Marius was a regular speaker at local and international conferences and author of 22 books and 150 articles on HR standards, HR competencies and HR risk management.

In a statement, the SABPP acknowledged his contributions and said Marius was a man of uncompromising commitment to the HR profession and its purpose. The statement added, “He has served his purpose to the fullest and created a legacy that all of us need to protect and advance to greater heights.”