Sipho Mila Pityana has extensive business experience having served in an executive and non-executive capacity on several JSE-listed boards of companies as well as running his own company, Izingwe Capital which he also chairs. He is chair of the JSE-listed Onelogix Group and the Council of the University of Cape Town. Mr Pityana also has extensive public sector experience and international exposure. He was the first Director General of the Department of Labour in the former President Mandela’s Government. As the Foreign Affairs Director General, he represented South Africa in various international forums including the United Nations, African Union, Commonwealth and the International Labour Organisation. He was one of the founding members of the governing body of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, and Convenor of the South African government delegation to the National Economic Development and Labour Council.