Dean Naidoo


Job Title: Chief People Officer

Company: Zutari


Dean Naidoo has been the chief people officer at Zutari since 2015.

Dean has over 20 years’ experience in human resources.

He was previously the group human resources director at Redis Africa for seven years. Prior to that, Dean held the role of general manager of human resources at Sovereign Health div of Momentum for nine years. This was after spending five years at National Medical Plan (NMP) a division of Medscheme, first as a human resources officer and then as the human resources manager.

Dean holds a Masters in Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour from Edinburgh Business School, a Labour Law certificate from the University of Natal and a Strategic Organisational Development qualification from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

For his role as chief people officer at Zutari, Dean has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards.

2015 – Present     Chief People Officer, Zutari (formerly Aurecon)
2008 – 2015          Group Human Resources Director, Redis Africa
1997 – 1999          Human Resources Manager, Medscheme
1994 – 1996          Human Resources officer, Medscheme

2020                       M.Sc (HR Management and Organisational Behaviour), Edinburgh Business School
2009                       Strategic Organisational Development, UCT GSB

About Zutari
Zutari, formerly known as Aurecon, has reaffirmed its positioned to partner with clients to co-create fit-for-purpose solutions for infrastructure development. Zutari is uniquely positioned to take on the challenges of working in Africa, where many project sites are remote and access is difficult. About 75 percent of Zutari’s nearly 2,000-strong multi-disciplinary employees are professional engineers, technologists or scientists.

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