Sun International: Verna Robson

Verna Robson, Sun International's group director of HR, is a lawyer by training.

She specialised in labour and employment law and the impact they had on the companies that she worked for. At First Rand Bank, where she was the industrial relations manager, she handled training in so far as it related to putting prevention measures in place to ensure the company avoided of adverse, unintended consequences and/or negative exposure in dealing with its employees. She has been an HR executive since 2008 when she became the HR business partner at ABSA Wealth and was the employee relations manager at Sun international for six-and-half years before taking on her current role in 2015.


Feb 2015 – Present:             Group Executive, HR, Sun International

Jan 2011 – Feb 2015:          Group HR Manager, Employee Relations, Sun International

Jun 2008 – Dec 2010:          HR Partner, ABSA Wealth

Jan 2007 – Jun 2008:           International Relations & Diversity Manager, Absa Capita

Jul 2002 – Dec 2007:           Group industrial Relations Manager, First rand Bank


1990 – 1994:                        B.Proc, Law, University of the Witwatersrand

About Sun International

The Sun International Group has a diverse portfolio of assets including world-class five-star hotels, modern and well-located casinos, and some of the world's premier resorts. Built on the original success of the Sun City Resort over three decades ago, today Sun International’s destinations offer experiential luxury, enduring quality and incredible adventure, supported by an authentic dedication to personal service.