Training team

Grant Vernon

Senior Trainer

Grant Vernon

Grant is qualified accountant who is now a full-time facilitator and trainer. He has delivered training to some of the biggest names in the Industry including Vodafone, MTN, Etisalat, Zain, and Vodacom, as well as other blue chip clients such as Arcelor Mittal, ABSA, Nedbank and Standard Bank, General Motors SA, NPC Cimpor and the South African Revenue Services. He has been delivering training for over ten years on both a public and company-specific basis, with excellent feedback received from delegates worldwide. He is also a guest presenter at four South African Universities and Business Schools.

Rody Vonk

Senior Trainer

Rody Vonk

Rody Vonk has been working as an innovation consultant and trainer for over fifteen years. He started his working life as a creative concept developer in advertising agencies. Over the years he moved over to developing marketing and communication concepts and strategies for various companies and projects around the world. Nowadays Rody uses his creative background in developing disruptive ideas and strategies for organizations that get stuck in their daily routine or projects. The learnings from these assignments he uses as examples and as a source of inspiration in his trainings, workshops and presentations on serious creativity and innovation.

Simon Torrance

Simon Torrance

Simon is a senior independent advisor to boards and leadership teams around the world, specialising in business model transformation and platform strategy. His new course is based on extensive recent analysis of the financial performance of hundreds of listed companies, ongoing research into global best practice in business model transformation, as well as his hands-on experience of working with clients, large and small, across multiple sectors and geographies. Simon will stimulate your thinking and provide you with a clear framework to engage your colleagues in re-thinking the way you create and capture value in the digital world.

Elvin Turner

Elvin Turner

Elvin Turner is an award-winning consultant, associate professor of innovation and entrepreneurship, and innovation coach for global technology company Cisco. His clients include some of the world’s leading organisations in the financial, technology, music, pharmaceutical and publishing industries. He has coached hundreds of corporate innovation programmes around the world – helping leaders and managers overcome the many barriers that they face when trying to turn new ideas into action. His experience extends from working with new and disruptive technology start-ups, through to seasoned leadership teams inside conservative, global institutions.