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The 2016 BCI Africa Awards were held on the 7th September at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg, coinciding with the inaugural BCI Africa Conference and Exhibition. The winners were:

Continuity and Resilience Consultant
Tracey Linnell MBCI, Director at Tracey Linnell Consulting

Continuity and Resilience Professional Private Sector
Billie-Jean Vertenten MBCI, Business Continuity Manager at Investec Bank

Continuity and Resilience Professional Public Sector
Justice Nepfumbada, Senior Manager, Business Continuity at Durban Municipality

Continuity and Resilience Newcomer
Nomfundo Mkhize CBCI, Associate at EY

Continuity and Resilience Team
ContinuitySA Tiger Team

Continuity and Resilience Provider (Service/Product)
ContinuitySA End to End Resilience Services

Continuity and Resilience Innovation
Safaricom BIA Portal – Assessment Overtime

Most Effective Recovery
Government Pensions Administration Agency

Industry Personality
Nashikta Authar AMBCI, Associate Director at KPMG

All winners from the African Awards will be automatically entered into the Global Awards that take place in November in London.

The shortlist

Those who had been shortlisted for an award were:

Continuity and Resilience Consultant

  • Belinda Augustyn MBCI, Manager, Risk Advisory, Cyber Risk & Resilience, Deloitte
  • Karen Humphris CBCI, BCM Advisor ContinuitySA
  • Kabir Singh, Senior Manager, BCM Service Line, Advisory Services, ContinuitySA
  • Tracey Linnell MBCI, Director, Tracey Linnell Consulting

Continuity and Resilience Professional (Private Sector)

  • Jacob Iorpev MBCI, Senior Manager, Business Continuity & Crisis Risk Management, MTN Group Management Services
  • Bashni Naidoo MBCI, Group Business Continuity Manager, Liberty Life
  • Carl Steynvaard, ITSC Manager, MultiChoice
  • Billie-Jean Vertenten MBCI, Business Continuity Manager, Investec Bank (Group)

Continuity and Resilience Professional (Public Sector)

  • Zandile Dotwana, Risk & Payroll Manager, Denel Aviation
  • Sanele Masiza, Head: Enterprise Risk Management, Small Enterprise Finance Agency
  • Shirley Mathe, Acting Chief Risk Officer, South African Forestry Company Ltd (SAFCOL)
  • Innocent Ngongoma CBCI, Corporate Specialist, IT Disaster Recovery, Airports Company
  • Justice Nepfumbada, Senior Manager, Business Continuity, Durban Municipality

Continuity and Resilience Newcomer

  • Gertrude Dede Attiogbey CBCI, East & West Market Area BC Coordinator, PwC Ghana Ltd
  • Tracie Harbinson, Operational Risk Manager, Investec Private Bank
  • Wayne Johnson, Technical Advisory Support, ContinuitySA
  • Nomfundo Mkhize, EY Associate, EY
  • Kekesto Ntombela, Senior Consultant, ContinuitySA

Continuity and Resilience Team

  • Alexander Forbes Holding Ltd Continuity and Resilience Team
  • Barclays Bank Mauritius Resilience Team
  • ContinuitySA Tiger Team

Continuity and Resilience Provider (Service/Product)

  • ContinuitySA End to End Resilience Services
  • KPMG Business Continuity Management (BCM) Advisory Services

Continuity and Resilience Innovation

  • Barclays Africa Resilience Wargaming
  • ContinuitySA Automated tool to assist the BCM/Disaster Market
  • Safaricom BIA Portal – Assessment Overtime
  • Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA)

Industry Personality

  • Nashikta Authar AMBCI, Associate Director, KPMG
  • Brian Henry FBCI, Managing Director, Caridon Business Solutions
  • Jacob Makgwesha, Managing Director, ContinuitySA Botswana
  • Innocent Ngongoma CBCI, Corporate Specialist, IT Disaster Recovery, Airports Company
  • Sylvain Prefumo AFBCI, Head of Business Continuity Planning, SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd

View pictures from the Africa Awards

Click here to see a set of images from the 2015 Awards.

Click here to see a set of images from the 2014 Awards.

*For clarity the BCI has defined the region for this purpose as: Algeria, Angola, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Ceuta, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guine, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Southern and Antartic Lands, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Melilla, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Plazas de Soberani, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.