Dr Thea van der Westhuizen

CoP Academia,University of KwaZulu - Natal

Multi Award winning academic professional, acting as Convener for Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa to develop academic entrepreneurship. Founder of SHAPE (Shifting Hope, Activating Potential Entrepreneurship) which was internationally awarded as Best Youth Development Organisation. Acting as International Director of Paddle for the Planet: Official flagship project of the International Olympics Committee. Member of ISPIM – the International Society for Professional Innovation Management. Academic home at University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Management, Information Technology and Governance.