Charl de Villiers joined Bergzicht Training’s Board in May 2016 in a human resources support role. Since then, he has used his skills and knowledge about strategic human resource management and industrial relations to help us adhere to best practices with regards to managing human resources within our own organisation.
Charl obtained an M.Com degree in Industrial Psychology (Labour Relations) in 1986 and has been a registered Industrial Psychologist since 1990. He joined Stellenbosch University (SU) in the same year and worked as the Manager of Industrial Relations at the university until 2003, when he started a consultancy specialising in industrial relations.
From 2003 to 2010, he was appointed as Industrial Relations and Strategic Consultant to the Human Resource Department of SU, where he worked closely with the Chief Director: Strategic Initiatives on various strategic and restructuring tasks at the university. His extensive knowledge of industrial relations has seen him consult on para-legal matters and chair disciplinary hearings at various private companies and trade unions and also assist individuals in this regard. During this time, he also conducted company-specific in-house industrial relations training courses.
In 2010 he closed his consultancy to take up the position of CEO of the Centre for Change and Conflict Management, a mediation, change management and conflict resolution advice forum for large corporates, small businesses, and individual staff members specialising in strategic human resource restructuring and labour law.
Over the years, he has been involved in the facilitation and implementation of various strategic restructuring interventions in corporates and small businesses. Charl has also worked as a part-time lecturer in the Industrial Psychology Department at SU, teaching postgraduate students completing their Honours degree in Strategic Human Resource Management.
He serves on various boards, amongst others as a provincial executive board member of the Boland Golf Union (BGU), is a member of the Management Committee of this same union and responsible for all legal issues, strategic initiatives and the chairing of the Disciplinary Committee of the BGU. He is also a national Board Member of the South African Golf Association (SAGA), which oversees amateur golf in South Africa.
Charl is the owner of the Lototsi Game Farm in the Northern Cape and whenever his busy schedule allows, he makes a point of spending time with his two sons on the golf course.