Vanessa Crawford


Job Title: Group HR Executive

Company: ADvTech


Vanessa Crawford is  the Group HR Executive at ADvTECH Group, a position she has held since December 2019. Prior to this, she served as Group Talent Manager at the same company from 2018 to 2019. She also worked as a freelance HR Consultant for two years, providing consultation services to organizations in need of talent management strategies. Crawford spent seven years as a Talent Manager at The South African Breweries, where she developed and optimized processes and tools to support HR business partners, including recruitment, engagement, succession planning, career development, leadership development, and high potential management. Before that, she was a Talent Solutions Manager at Miller Brewing Company in the USA and a Group Recruitment Manager at SABMiller plc in the UK, where she created the first Talent Acquisition department in the SABMiller Group in support of the organization's mergers and acquisitions drive.  She has an MBA from Thames Valley University.

2019 - Present:      Group HR Executive, ADvTECH Group
2018 - 2019:           Group Talent Manager, ADvTECH Group
2015 - 2018:           Freelance Human Resources Consultant, Talent Posse
2008 - 2015:          Talent Manager, The South African Breweries
2006 - 2008:          Talent Solutions Manager, USA, Miller Brewing Company
2002 - 2006:          Group Recruitment Manager, UK, SABMiller plc

2001 - 2002:          Master of Business Administration (MBA), Thames Valley University, UK
1995 - 1998:          Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Cape Town, South Africa

About ADvTECH Group: ADvTECH Group is an education group that offers learners from the ages of 3 months to 18 years a comprehensive education from early childhood development to higher education qualifications, including a range of public and private schools, and tertiary institutions. Their mission is to provide quality education that is accessible to all learners, with a focus on innovation and excellence in education. They have a footprint in 27 cities across Southern Africa as well as in other African countries including Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

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