Glen Mashinini, the newly appointed Chair of the Electoral Commission (IEC), has been in executive management in general and electoral management in particular for the better part of his working career spanning some 30 years.
Driven by the passion for service excellence and an unshakeable commitment to his country, Mr Mashinini’s electoral management experience started when he became part of the founding Executive Management team that was pivotal in establishing the IEC in 1998. He was specifically responsible for conceptualisation, business processes and organisational design as well as institutional building with intricate human resources recruitment, programme management, management systems for the delivery of elections, which have received international acclaim.
Having established the Electoral Commission, Mr Mashinini spread his wings to the rest of the continent, jointly establishing a highly-respected consultancy which provided electoral advisory and management services across the continent including in Nigeria, Mozambique and Angola.
In 2012, having served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Presidential Review Committee on State-Owned Entities tasked with a review of these organisations, Mr Mashinini was appointed as a Special Projects Advisor to the President of the Republic of South Africa to help implement the recommendations.
Mr Mashinini is also a seasoned business manager with acumen for business turnarounds; a human resources training and development practitioner; a sturdy institutional strategy and policy development expert; and a large scale programme and project management specialist.