Business schools must start producing activists and stop enabling the prevailing elite

Daily Maverick, 24th October 2022 Business schools have a choice: they can be thermostats, regulating and maintaining the status quo and the temperature, which is going to cook us in any case. Or, they can be change accelerants, developing business leaders who are activists. Nelson Mandela broke the law. So did Mahatma Gandhi, here and…

Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa, has been appointed a distinguished professor at Woxsen University in India

HR Future 25th October 2022   It’s an honour that took him by surprise, but one which he is both “very excited by and very privileged”. The distinguished professorship was bestowed on Foster-Pedley, a former aerobatic pilot and airline captain in recognition of the contribution he has made to developing and providing business education in…

A just organisational culture is not just good for business, it’s good leadership

27th September 2022 Daily Maverick If there’d been a just culture in place at companies like McKinsey and Bain, or at Transnet and South African Airways, maybe State Capture would have been nipped in the bud. In Christianity’s Book of Revelations, the four horsemen of the apocalypse — disease, famine, war and death — are…

Henley Africa Sol Plaatje media scholarship applications open for 2022

9th February 2022, Johannesburg, South Africa. Henley Business School Africa is inviting journalists and media practitioners to apply for its annual Sol Plaatje Scholarship. Established in 2019, the award covers all tuition costs for either the one year Post-graduate Diploma (PG Dip) or the 30-month executive Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). The two inaugural Plaatje…

Henley Africa achieves Level 1 B-BBEE status

  15 December 2021, Johannesburg, South Africa. HENLEY Business School Africa has become the first leading business school in South Africa to achieve Level 1 B-BBEE. Announcing the achievement, Henley Africa dean and director Jon Foster-Pedley https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-foster-pedley-b83805/ , said it was even more remarkable since the business school had achieved this in the space of…

We Can All Be Like Great Leaders Commit To Learning And Hold On To A Sense Of Purpose…

We can all be like great leaders commit to learning and hold on to a sense of purpose…

The Daily Maverick, 6 March 2019   By Jon Foster-Pedley TIMES of late have been a bit of a roller-coaster – even by what passes for normal in this country. We emerged from the festive season to a series of rapid-fire bombshell disclosures by the former chief operating officer of Bosassa, Angelo Agrizzi, which recalibrated…

Scenes Of Jubilation As 502 Henley Africa Students Graduate In 2018

Scenes Of Jubilation As 502 Henley Africa Students Graduate

Foster-Pedley said he hoped the graduates would take a leaf out of Gordhan’s hat and serve as active corporate citizens with an unshakeable moral compass and sense of purpose to fight institutionalised greed, corruption and state capture so that all South Africans can share in the country’s wealthy, and create a better life for their families and communities.