Ben Venter

Ben’s career in organisation and management development spans 50 years. After 15 years of corporate experience he founded PI SouthAfrica, a consulting practice, in 1982. This became The Confidant Group in May 2014 where he is a partner. His focus is on management leadership as the means to unlock existing potential within the enterprise. It requires challenging the mindset that managers cannot be equipped to measure, and therefore manage the strength of the workplace. Management leadership means buying in to the concept that workplace strength drives ambitious strategy. In fact they actually feed off one another!

He believes that this explains how Lee Kuan Yew converted Singapore, a mudflat, into what the World Bank regards as “the best place in the world to do business”, and has a per capita income of  US$61,000.

Ben looks forward to some robust debate around the concept of management leadership.