07:30 Networking Breakfast
SARA CONFERENCE 2011 PROGRAMME
26 – 28 OCTOBER 2011
THE SARA REWARD SHOWDOWN
In the Ring with the Real Issues
PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: WEDNESDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2011
08:10 "Remuneration Committees: Dobermans or Spaniels?"
Questions to be debated:
Facilitated by: Greg Volkwyn, the "Finance Fundi"
Are Remcos managing and upholding the principles of good remuneration governance?
Are companies embracing the principles of King III, or just paying lip-service to it?
How are Remcos influencing the management of performance and the executive reward
link including the performance setting processes?
What should be the composition of Remcos and what competencies are required in order to operate effectively
and fulfil the role expected by the Board?
How do and how should Remcos deal with ethical issues such as the salary and wage gap?
What should Remcos do to ensure that meaningful disclosure and reporting on remuneration is maintained?
Co-Hosted with the Institute of Directors
10:00 Tea Break and Registration
10:30 Rewards Think Tank
A workshop on the top reward challenges and issues you are currently facing.
The think tank session will look at how to retain the best and the brightest in the organisation.
Delegates will be divided into groups and will debate, under the guidance of the think tank leaders, how to identify
key talent, so that the organisation can focus its retention efforts on the critical skills it wants to retain. They will
also discuss which hard (monetary) and soft (non monetary) measures are most effective for retention.
The think tank leaders will present some leading practices in talent management and retention from successful
organisations in South Africa and around the globe. Delegates will be encouraged to share success stories.
All responses and suggestions will be compiled and given to delegates at the end of the session.
PANEL MEMBERS: John Rubino, Rubino Consulting Services / Nicolene de Beer, First National Bank /
Ronel Nienaber, Sasol / Diane Auld, Pick ‘n Pay
SPEED NETWORKING – Facilitated by Alan Hosking
Tried speed dating? Maybe not … Well now you can try Speed Networking! Join other delegates
“in the ring” over a light lunch and try this fun, fast way of networking with people you would not
normally get a chance to meet at a large conference. Expand your list of contacts in a light hearted,
controlled environment. If “cold calling” networking is not your thing, this is the answer!
Alan Hosking, HR Future
Alan Hosking wears three career caps: Publisher of HR Future magazine, Leadership Renewal Coach to senior executives, and Parenting
Authority and author of What nobody tells a new father. He has been a Contributing Editor for two UK-based international HR magazines, is a
member of the Advisory Board of the Nelson Mandela Metro University Business School in Port Elizabeth, and has appeared on national radio
and TV on numerous occasions.
18:00 Global Remuneration Professional Alumni Cocktail Party
The first opportunity for GRP Alumnis to meet with the President of WorldatWork, Anne Ruddy.
SARA CONFERENCE DAY 1: THURSDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2011
07:00 AGM & Breakfast
Motivational Speaker: Billy Selekane
09:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “The new normal in Rewards”
The new Normal with respect to reward practices and trends as well as the changing role and
competencies for successful reward professionals.
Anne Ruddy, President of WorldatWork, USA
Anne C. Ruddy is the President of WorldatWork and its affiliate organisations, Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP)
and WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.
10:30 Networking Break
Ring 1 Ring 2
11:00 The Total Rewards Concept:
Getting from Theory to
Employee Value Proposition
Why is this important?
Ray Harraway, Ernst & Young
Ray joined Ernst & Young in 2011 as a Partner in the Human Capital
service line of the tax business of Ernst & Young, with responsibility
for the Performance & Reward offering. Ray has 7 years consulting
Real issues in Employee
In the ring with policy
makers knowing the
Blow by blow account
of NHI and NSSF debate
– elements with impact on remuneration
Planning the show down – is there still room for
The final count down – the tactical plan
Joanna Legutko, Jacques Malan Consultants and
Actuaries and Reg Magennis – EON Health
Joanna graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1997 with a
BSc (Statistics) degree. She spent three years with Old Mutual before
moving to the UK to manage NIB International’s multi-manager fund
experience at big 4 professional services firms, including 2 years in
London. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant he gained
consulting experience on all aspects of global mobility programmes
and policy development, employment and expatriate taxation
matters, employee benefit and policy development, and global share
based incentive schemes.
of funds products. She also worked for Jardine Lloyd Thompson in
London, where she gained exposure in the EB market in their
Pensions Consulting division. Joanna qualified as an actuary in 2003
and joined JMCA in 2006. She is a consulting actuary and a valuator
of retirement funds, and has in the past served as the Head of both
the Actuarial and the Retirement Fund Consulting Divisions.
11:45 Panel discussion: Is there still a business case for companies to provide their employees
with pension and medical aid benefits?
David Gluckman, MD Sanlam Umbrella Solutions
David Gluckman was appointed managing director of Sanlam Umbrella Solutions, a division of Sanlam Employee Benefits, in June 2007. He is
responsible for ensuring that Sanlam is the leader in the South African umbrella fund market. He also chairs the board of Sanlam Umbrella
Fund Administrators (Pty) Ltd.
Andrew Crawford, Partner in Seshego Benefits Conultants and Chair of FPI Employee Benefits Committee
Andrew is Director of Seshego Benefit Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a company established in 2005 by a team of specialist retirement fund consultants
with many years of industry experience. One of the company's founding principles was the recognized need for independent assistance and
advice. Seshego’s clients are based in Johannesburg, Tshwane/Pretoria, KwaZulu Natal and the Cape.
Janet Hugo, Founder Hugo Capital and Chair of Investment ISG for FPI – Financial Planner of the Year
Janet Hugo is a Certified Financial Planner. Using in-house and outsourced research systems, she optimises and monitors retirement investing
local and offshore selections, relative to client goals and market conditions. She has been in the retail client financial industry since 1998 and
managed JSE Shares.com and the Turning Point private client financial newsletter since 1992.
Facilitated by: Jerry Botha, Tax Consulting SA
Ring 1 Ring 2
12:50 Reward and Remuneration
Challenges in the Public
Service and State Owned
Riah Phiyega, Chairperson of the Presidential State
Owned Enterprises Review Committee
Riah Phiyega was appointed by President Zuma to lead the
committee appointed to review SOEs. A past Group Executive for
Absa Bank Limited. Past Group Executive at Transnet. She is a
Member of Council for the University of Limpopo .
Riah holds an MA degree from RAU and a post graduate diploma in
Business administration from Wales University. She also attended
Executive development programmes at the National University of
Singapore and Wharton University, Pennsylvania, USA.
13:30 Lunch Break
Expat Remuneration from Opposite sides of
the ring - The different Methodologies used
in Expatriate Remuneration
Nazlie Samodien, Ericsson
Nazlie completed her undergraduate degree at UCT and her postgraduate
studies at Wits and RAU respectively. She started her career
as a graduate HR trainee on the mines and subsequently spent ten
years in generalist HR roles with Randcoal, the CSIR and Nedbank.
Anesa Naidoo, Sasol
Anesa is Manager International Rewards and Benefits at Sasol. She
has worked at Sasol since July 2001 and in this time she has gained
valuable experience within the human resources generalist field,
expatriate management and most recently in the definition and
shaping of principles and processes that can be used by the global
business in the design of policies and processes aligned to Sasol’s
Global Rewards strategy for all employee groupings internationally
within defined geographies.
Hein Bischoff, Vodacom
Hein joined Vodacom in 2009 as the head of the international human
resources function, responsible for managing the international
mobility program of Vodacom Group. International HR is also
responsible for providing governance, reward, analytics and HR
channel support to the non-South African operating companies of
14:20 Panel discussion: Do the use of surveys place a company at risk in terms of anticompetitive
Salary Surveys, both national and custom are not anti-competitive
Ethical utilisation of information is critical to ensure that it does not lean itself to anti-competitive
What does the Competition Act say?
Information exchange as an indirect means of setting prices
Andries le Grange, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Andries le Grange is a director in the competition law practice. Andries joined Hofmeyr (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) in 1998 and became a
director during 2000.
Rene Richter, PwC Remchannel
Rene Richter is an Associate Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers and manages the Reward division in the HRS practice which encompasses
the African continent. René started her career in training during the early 1980s at Boston House College and subsequently joined Vista
University in 1984. During this time it became evident that the international trends were based on real-time, web-based surveys and research.
René was in the position of Managing Director for 6 years prior to the PricewaterhouseCoopers buy-out and has extensive reward consulting
experience at Executive and Non-Executive levels obtained over a period of 17 years.
Hugo Lampbrecht, Tsogosun
A graduate in Industrial Psychology and Economics from the University of Stellenbosch, Hugo is an accomplished human resources
professional with extensive experience gained within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. Previously Human Resources Director of Southern
Sun Hotels nationally, Hugo headed up a motivated team responsible for developing human resources strategies which anticipated and
responded to changes in their labour environment. Hugo is currently Director of HR Services for the Tsogo Sun Group and is actively involved
in numerous strategic HR initiatives within the hotel and gaming divisions of the Group. One of the founding directors and legal co-ordinator
for the Psychological Assessment Initiative, Hugo also serves on other industry boards and professional interest groups.
Facilitated by: Jeremy Maggs
15:05 Aspects of the agenda of the National Planning Commission that may
impact on executive and other remuneration issues in South Africa in the
next 10 years.
Dr Miriam Altman, National Planning Commission
Dr Miriam Altman is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the HSRC. She previously served as an Executive Director
from 2002 to 2010, establishing and leading two divisions focused on the economy, employment creation and poverty reduction. In March
2010, she was appointed as Commissioner to the National Planning Commission in the offices of the Presidency.
15:50 Cocktail Party at the Koi Deck, Gallagher Estate
SARA CONFERENCE DAY 2: FRIDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2011
09:00 Changing the Game – Reward Scenarios for Foxy Thinkers
Chantell will discuss some focused research she did to map out different scenarios for the
reward industry in South Africa, based on the very popular mythology set out in the “Mind of a
Fox” trilogy she co-authored with Clem Sunter. This session will enable attendees to be foxy
and pro-active in dealing with the many changes that face the reward industry.
Chantell Ilbury is one of South Africa's leading strategists and facilitators, working both locally and internationally.
She specialises in guiding companies and other organisations through their strategic conversations on the future,
and she believes passionately in the power of scenario thinking to unlock the best ideas on strategy. She completed her BSc. in Chemistry
and a postgraduate Higher Diploma in Education. She has since completed an Executive MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate
School of Business and has also studied Strategic Negotiation at Harvard Business School in Boston.
Chantell and Clem Sunter shared their ideas on scenario planning that led to the writing of their best-selling book The Mind of a Fox. The
second book Games Foxes Play was launched in April 2005; and their third, Socrates & the Fox, in November 2007.
10:00 How the World's Most Admired Companies have adapted to the
changing economic climate in terms of reward, motivation and
2011 WMAC rankings: methodology and results
How the WMACs do it: research findings
Shaun Barnes, Haygroup
At Hay Group, Shaun has delivered a variety of successful business solutions to a diverse set of clients. His experience spans a number of
geographies and industry sectors. Shaun specialises in providing assistance to multi-national companies (mnc). He has managed and
implemented a number of regional as well as global projects for MNCs.
11:00 Networking Break
11:15 Increasing the impact of pay through manager involvement
The company keeps pay information as if it were a national secret. The organization tries to keep
everyone happy by not explaining how the pay system actually works, but that just makes the
system more confusing and raises more questions.
I have been with the company for more than 15 years and have no idea how our profit
sharing/incentive plan works. I sometimes get some money but have no idea how the amount is
determined or what I could do to increase it. I have never seen anything in writing that defines
the plan. I don’t like that!
In a world where Google is just a few clicks away, employees want more information about their pay.
Nicolene de Beer, First National Bank
Nicolene is the Head of Reward at First National Bank and has worked for FNB for the past ten years. Nicolene has a Masters degree in
Human Resources Management and is a qualified Industrial Psychologist. She holds the Global Remuneration Professional qualification
through WorldatWork in the USA is also a Faculty Member of WorldatWork. Nicolene is a proud founding member of the South African
Reward Association. The FNB Reward team won the SARA Reward Team of the Year Award in 2009.
11:55 PANEL DISCUSSION: Are we managing remuneration so that it contributes to economic
Amongst the issues to be discussed are:
Quantity or Quality of Jobs
Lower the Wages and Employ More
Minimum Wages vs Productivity
Dr Mark Bussin, 21 st Century Pay Solutions
Mark is the Chairperson of 21 st Century Pay Solutions Group, a specialist reward consultancy employing nearly 50 deep technical specialists.
He has remuneration experience across all industry sectors and is viewed as a thought leader in the remuneration arena. He serves on and
advises numerous boards and Remuneration Committee’s and has consulted in many countries. Mark holds a Doctorate in Commerce and
has published or presented over 200 articles and papers and has received awards for his outstanding articles in this field. He is the current
President of SARA (South African Reward Association) and is a Global Reward Practitioner (GRP) tutor.
Martin Hopkins, Vodacom
Martin is a specialist advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has a Master of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University in the USA and
extensive experience in advising Companies and their Board Committees, with a particular focus on Executive Remuneration, Strategy
Development and Evaluation, Investment decisions, Value Driver Models, Balanced Scorecards, Performance Management and Information
Technology to deliver Value.
Gavin Hartford, Esop Shop
Gavin Hartford founded The Esop Shop three years ago. After graduating with an Industrial Sociology Honours degree, Gavin began his
professional career at SACHED, an educational NGO. In the mid-eighties he worked for the National Automobile and Allied Workers Union
(NAAWU) and later the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), becoming a National Organizer and negotiator.
Facilitated by: Jeremy Maggs
12:35 Global Work Life Initiatives: The latest and greatest from around the
A great deal of attention is paid by human resources professionals in designing effective total
reward strategies and programs that are aligned with the business and culture of their
organizations…. and rightly so! However, it can be argued that many HR people spend a lot of
their time on the compensation and benefit components of total rewards, and not enough on
work-life programs. Global research confirms that the most carefully chosen, culturally
appropriate, integrated and aligned work-life initiatives are what employees truly value in their
reward packages. Additionally, many premier global organizations have already proven that these programs are
essential in creating a work force that is engaged intrinsically with the organization and its goals.
John A. Rubino, Rubino Consulting Services (RCS)
John A. Rubino is president and founder of Rubino Consulting Services (RCS), a global human resources consulting company based in Pound
Ridge, New York USA. His areas of expertise are in the design and implementation of corporate values/objectives and their linkage to human
resources strategies, performance-driven incentive plans, sales compensation programs, performance management systems, management
training programs, team dynamics, leadership skills, motivational training, and human resources communication programs.
14:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Possible Technical Knockouts from all corners of the world.
Challenges faced when going into Africa and the Middle East
Skills shortage and lag creates a skewed talent market limiting application of benchmarking
Limited industry-specific benchmark data available without expensive customised research
Old-fashioned and culturally specific attitudes to benefits
Salaries provided by employers often must be supplemented due to structural economic factors such as the
cost of power
Nationalistic backlashes to common multinational strategies such as off-shoring and outsourcing
Blair Mackenzie, Ericsson – HR Director West Africa
Blair was elected AIESEC director for Africa in 1990. He spent two years in management consulting/project management. He established his
own recruiting business, Stratex Prosonell in 1996 and later merged it with Ethoz Human Capital and transformed it in to a recruiting process
outsourcing business. Blair has worked as an independant strategy consultant to the staffing sector and was employed as managing director
of GoldenRule IT Labour Broker. In February 2009 Blair started as Director staffing for Ericsson sub-saharan region and was later promoted to
Rafael Fernandes, AEL Mining Services
Rafael was appointed AEL's financial controller in 2007 and financial director in 2008. He is responsible for AEL's company finance and IT
functions. He is a registered chartered accountant and joined the company in 1996 as financial manager of a wholly-owned subsidiary. Rafael
moved to AEL's head office as finance manager and, thereafter, became business accountant. He left in 2001, returning to AEL two years later
and continued to provide financial and management support to sales and marketing business units.
Ronnie Moholane, Anglo Ashanti
Managed an HR Team responsible for providing HR Services to internal clients at their three Business Units, Mponeng Mine, Savuka Mine and
Facilitated by: John Rubino, John Rubino Consulting Services
15:00 New Research on Compensation Change Management Processes
Enhancing employee pay perceptions through effective change management. The CLC
shares their insight on global surveys they conducted on this topic, which yielded
profound results and could guide companies to the achievement of exceptional results.
Lynne Mayers, Corporate Leadership Council
Lynne Mayers is an Executive Advisor with the Corporate Leadership Council. Currently a Senior Director, Lynne has
been with CLC for over eleven years, serving as a Strategic Research Consultant in CLC Human Resources and its
sister programme, CLC Recruiting before moving into the Advisory role in 2009. In her capacity as a Strategic Research Consultant Lynne
participated in the creation of several major best practice and quantitative research studies.
REGISTER NOW for the SARA Conference
The South African Reward Association (SARA) strives to keep members and supporters up to date with the issues, with the
best speakers, venues and programme, at conference fees that are extremely competitive.
Early Bird Registration (up to 14 October 2011)
SARA members – R5500.00
Non – members – R6000.00
Registration fee (from 15 October 2011)
SARA members – R6500.00
Non – members – R7000.00
For pre- conference registration fees and to register please visit www.sara.co.za or call 011 789 1384
South African Reward Association (SARA)
Telephone: (011) 789 1384
Fax: (011) 789-1385