Benita Petersen joined our team as Training Manager at Bergzicht Training & Development in 2022. She is passionate about adding value to further the vision and objectives of the organisation, and thrives in challenging environments. Benita is well-versed in dealing with multiple stakeholders and experienced in strategic planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, and organisational efficiency improvement. Her understanding of community needs and strong focus on holistic sustainability inventions make her an invaluable asset to the team.
Her academic accolades include a BA Honours degree in Public Administration (University of the Western Cape), Business Management (Stanford Business College) and certification in various management, development and evaluation programmes (University of Stellenbosch). She is currently studying towards her Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Benita’s background in both national and provincial government departments highlights her strong leadership dynamic in project management, executive support and high level coordination. Her most recent position was held at a local government authority as Manager Human Settlements Development, responsible for housing development and basic services interventions across the municipal area.