Mr Skhumbuzo (Aubrey) Mbona has been appointed as College Manager: Human Resources in UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, with effect from 1 August 2018.

Mbona has a wealth of experience in Human Resources having joined the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2002 as a Human Resources Officer based on the Westville campus. In 2005, Mbona joined CAPRISA as an HR officer but came back to UKZN in 2006 where he remained in the College of Health Sciences as a Human Resources consultant serving the School of Clinical Medicine and the College office.

Mbona has a BA degree, an Honours degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, all from UKZN. During his time at UKZN, he served in many capacities, including as a Trustee for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pension and Provident Funds; a member of UKZN’s Convocation Executive (Alumni body) and on the HR Task Team (on special projects, e.g. departmental restructuring processes).

Mbona is an expert in the fields of strategic alignment, human resources, talent mapping, performance management, change management, labour relations, recruitment and selection, job evaluation and employee benefits.

Professor Fanie Botha, Director of Professional Services, was elated to welcome Mbona into the CHS management team, ‘We wish Mr Mbona well in his new portfolio and are honoured to have him as part of our team given his wealth of experience in human resources.’

Words: MaryAnn Francis